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L'Eclair- 1930

L'Eclair- 1930

Built by Jean Legeay of Gennes, France, the L’Éclair is a home-built propeller-driven car.

Lamborghini Urraco P300- 1976

Lamborghini Urraco P300- 1976

Ferruccio Lamborghini was a manufacturer of air conditioning and tractors. Legend tells he bought a Ferrari but was not satisfied with it. When his complaints were dismissed, he vowed to make a better car.

Lancia Appia-1960

Lancia Appia-1960

Lancia’s Ardea model was replaced by the Appia in 1953, which remained in production for ten years. Produced in three Series during its run, improvements along the way included a larger trunk, larger rear glass, longer wheelbase, more power, and a larger bench seat.

Lancia Aprilia- 1945

Lancia Aprilia- 1945

Vincenzo Lancia was the youngest child of a wealthy Turin soup manufacturer. As a young man, he was a chief inspector and test driver for F.I.A.T. as well as a successful racer. 

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Fabbrica Automobili Lancia & Cia
Lancia Ardea- 1950

Lancia Ardea- 1950

The Ardea, introduced in 1939, was a “luxury utility” model a size down from its big brother, the Aprillia. The car is similar in layout, but simpler in design, with a solid rear axle and no trunk opening.

Lancia Delta HF Integrale- 1990

Lancia Delta HF Integrale- 1990

The first small Lancia conceived under FIAT ownership was the Delta, which appeared in 1978. In 1987, a new model, the Delta HF Integrale, was launched.

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Fabbrica Automobili Lancia & Cia
Lancia Scorpion- 1976

Lancia Scorpion- 1976

The Lancia Scorpion was designed to be a “big brother” model to Fiat’s X 1/9 – but larger, more powerful, and more luxurious. While the X 1/9 was a product of the Bertone studios, the Scorpion (Monte Carlo in the rest of the world) was designed and built at Carrozzeria Pininfarina as Fiat Project X 1/8, and later X 1/20.

LARC-LX- 1959

LARC-LX- 1959

An example of the U.S. military’s largest amphibious craft, the LARC-LX (lighter, amphibious, resupply, cargo) came in three sizes, ranging in size from 5 ton (LARC v) to the LX, capable of transporting 60 tons from ocean to inland, across heavy seas and up inclines as steep as 60 degrees. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Several different shipyards for the U.S. Army
Larmar-1948

Larmar-1948

The Larmar holds the claim to be the world's narrowest car.  At 2 ft., 4 in. wide, it was designed to pass through a standard gate that was 2 ft., 6 in. wide.  That's pretty close, as it only leaves 1 in. clearance on either side.

LeGrand MK12 Super Vee- 1971

LeGrand MK12 Super Vee- 1971

Aldin “Red” LeGrand started out building a formula race car for himself and three friends in the late 1950s. The car was so successful in competition, Red started a business designing and building race cars. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Le Grand Race Cars
Leyat (replica)-blue-1919

Leyat (replica)-blue-1919

Marcel Leyat was a degreed engineer who designed, built, and flew his first airplane in 1909.  Leyat developed the belief that propeller-driven vehicles were the wave of the future, and in 1913, built his first propeller-driven car.

Leyat Helico- 1919

Leyat Helico- 1919

Marcel Leyat was a degreed engineer who designed, built, and flew his first airplane in 1909. Leyat developed the belief that propeller-driven vehicles were the wave of the future, and in 1913, built his first propeller-driven car. 


  • Country of Origin: France
  • Marcel Leyat
Leyat Trainer (replica)-1907

Leyat Trainer (replica)-1907

The 1907 trainer was lost to history at some point, and the only thing that remains of it are three pictures (two of which you see here).  Mirko Hrazdira was able to take these three pictures and build this accurate replica in 2011.

Lidove Vozitko- 1950

Lidove Vozitko- 1950

In post-WWII Europe, Communist Czechoslovakian cars were a rare commodity. Most people rode motorcycles and bicycles since most of the population simply could not afford a car.

Liege_2001

Liege_2001

This tiny traditional-style sports car was conceived mainly with hill-climbing in mind. Hill-climbing is a popular motor sport in Great Britain and entails vehicles traveling up a steep hill against the clock. 

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Liège Motor Co.
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