Please note that the cars shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.

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Ardex-1953

Ardex-1953

Ardex started producing a Morgan-like 3-wheeled car in 1934.

Astra-1956

Astra-1956

The Astra was originally developed in 1955 as the “Little Horse” utility vehicle by JARC Motors Ltd. Of Middlesex. The single-seat, 13HP commercial vehicle was simple but capable.

Audi Coupe GT-1982

Audi Coupe GT-1982

The Audi Coupe GT was produced as an executive compact car; a tamer, front-wheel drive version of the famed Audi Quattro.  Sold in the US market from 1980-1987, it was updated to the Audi 90.

Austin Healey Sprite- 1967

Austin Healey Sprite- 1967

The Austin-Healey Sprite was the entry level British sports car in the 1960s. The Austin-Healey Sprite Mark IV represents the final development of the Sprite line.

 
  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Austin Motor Co. Ltd.

Austin Mini 850 "Plum Mini"- 1960

This is a custom-designed Mini built on a stock Mini drivetrain. As you can see, the car has been cut significantly shortened. The back seat was removed, and approximately 2 feet has been cut out of the wheelbase. Cars such as this are referred to as “Mini Minis” or “Shorty Minis”.

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Austin Motor Co., Ltd.
Austin Mini Convertible- 1969

Austin Mini Convertible- 1969

This 1969 Austin Mini has been updated to mid-1980 specification. Although Austin never produced an in-house cabriolet, several independent companies in England performed the conversions.

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Austin Motor Co., Ltd.
Austin Mini Moke- 1967

Austin Mini Moke- 1967

The Austin Mini Moke (British slang for “donkey”) began production in 1964. It was designed as a four-wheel-drive jeep-like utility vehicle for the British army. Although it was rejected by the military because of its low ground clearance, a two-wheel drive version became popular around the world as an inexpensive “fun” vehicle ideal for hot climates. 

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Austin Motor Co. Ltd.
Austin mini-red-fiberglass-1969

Austin mini-red-fiberglass-1969

This 1969 Austin Mini has been updated to mid-1980 specification.

Austin Twini Mini (Replica)- 1965

Austin Twini Mini (Replica)- 1965

The Twini Mini was an idea that was never fully developed. In 1962, British Motor Corporation built a Mini Moke with 2 engines to help its off-road capabilities.

 
  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • John Cooper Works
Auto Union 1000 SP-1962

Auto Union 1000 SP-1962

The name DKW comes from “Dampf-Kraft-Wagen” which translates to “steam-powered vehicle.” It carries this name because the first vehicle its Danish designer, J.S. Rasmussen, built, was a light steam car.

Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformable- 1960

Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformable- 1960

Autobianchi was founded in January 1955 with the signing of an agreement between Fiat, Pirelli and Bianchi to produce a small, Fiat 500-based car. The result was the Bianchina, first shown in 1957.

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Autobianchi
Autocanoe- 2005

Autocanoe- 2005

Inspired by watching events such as the Port Townsend (WA) Kinetic Sculpture Race, it occurred to local tinkerer and inventor John Montgomery how simple it would be to run a live axle through the middle of a canoe and use an inverted bicycle frame to drive it.

Autonacional Biscuter-100-1956

Autonacional Biscuter-100-1956

The Biscuter, or ‘Zapatilla’ (little shoe) as it was known in Spain, was actually built to the design of the French engineer Gabriel Voisin. ‘Biscooter’, the French name, was in itself a playful name for a car the size of two scooters.

Avid Catalina

Avid Catalina

Avid Aircraft was an American company that built and sold homebuilt kit airplanes. The company was started in 1983 by Dean Wilson, and was initially based in Idaho, moving to Montana in 1998. 

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