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Ford Quadricycle (replica)-1896

Ford Quadricycle (replica)-1896

While a young man, Henry Ford took a job with the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit, Michigan.  While serving as Edison’s chief engineer, Ford began building his first car.  Like other car makers of his day, he had no ready-made components with which to work.

Fram King Fulda- 1959

Fram King Fulda- 1959

The first examples of this model, in 1950, had a wooden frame with alloy panels; the next step was an all-steel body. By 1957, the body was fiberglass, giving the Fuldamobil a more handsome appearance.

  • Country of Origin: Sweeden
  • Elektromaschinbau Fulda GmbH
FSM 126-1976

FSM 126-1976

Introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1972, the Fiat 126 or “Bambino” was a direct replacement for the aging Nuova 500. This fresh but somewhat bland design resembled a scaled-down Fiat 127, but used the tried-and-true Nuova 500 drivetrain under the creased modern envelope.

FSM Cinquecento- 1993

FSM Cinquecento- 1993

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FSO Syrena 100-1958

FSO Syrena 100-1958

The Syrena was first shown to the Polish public in 1955 at the Poznan Trade Fair.  Production of the Syrena started in 1957, and continued to 1960 when the updated model was introduced.

Georges Irat 11CV  OLC3- 1940

Georges Irat 11CV OLC3- 1940

The first appearance of the Irat name was in 1914 but there is no record of car production until 1921. Building on the front-drive theme of their successful 6CV, Irat based the sporty 11CV on the driveline of Citroën’s 11CV, a two-liter saloon. 

 

Georges Irat- 1938

Georges Irat- 1938

The first appearance of the Irat name was in 1914 but there is no record of car production until 1921. Apart from the bodies, the whole of the car was made at the factory in France. 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Automobiles Georges Irat SA
Glas 1700 GT- 1967

Glas 1700 GT- 1967

The Frua-designed 1300 and 1700 Coupe and Cabriolet were halo vehicles for Glas. Even though Glas was one of Germany’s smallest automakers, the GT series were very influential, marrying Italian design and German engineering in a marketable, successful package for arguably the first time. 

Goggomobil Dart- 1959

Goggomobil Dart- 1959

Bill Buckle of Sydney, Australia, was a distributor of the German Goggomobil in the late 1950s. In an effort to get away from the punishing import taxes imposed by Australia, he found it cheaper to import the chassis and then build his own fiberglass body.  

  • Country of Origin: Australia
  • Buckle Motors Pty Ltd.
Goggomobil T300- 1958

Goggomobil T300- 1958

Hans Glas and his son Andreas began producing scooters in their agricultural repair shop in Germany shortly after World War II. Their first product, the Goggo scooter, named for Hans’ youngest son, was an instant success as it met a demand for low-cost vehicles in the economically depressed country.

 

 

Goliath Atlas- 1934

Goliath Atlas- 1934

Borgward began in 1921, when German entrepreneur Carl F.W. Borgward established the Bremer Kuhlerfabrik Borgward & Co., an automotive radiator company in Bremen, Germany. A two-horsepower, three-wheeled courier motorcycle called the Blitzkarren or “Lightning Cart” was his first design.

Goliath GP900e- 1957

Goliath GP900e- 1957

Considering that Borgward, parent company of Goliath-Werke, was a pretty small player on the global automotive scene, the Goliath GP900e was quite an influential automobile, setting in place much of the design vocabulary seen to this day.

Goliath Pionier-1933

Goliath Pionier-1933

The Pionier is a 3-wheeled economy vehicle that was designed for the German market. It’s robust, yet light, because of its wood frame body covered by a synthetic fabric.

Grataloup-1955

Grataloup-1955

An unconventional car throughout, this is a car constructed by a Frenchman, Monsieur Grataloup, for his own personal use.  The small motorcycle engine is placed next to the driver so that the majority of the weight is in the center of the car to improve handling.

Gregory Sedan- 1947

Gregory Sedan- 1947

 

Ben F. Gregory was an advocate of front wheel drive. Gregory made cars on and off for a span of 42 years. His first cars were built around 1920, and it was not until 26 years later, following World War II, that Gregory returned to designing cars. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Ben F. Gregory
Gregory Sports Roadster-1952

Gregory Sports Roadster-1952

Ben Gregory was from Kansas City, Missouri, and he believed that front-wheel drive was the preferred method of propelling a car. The roadster you see here is the only one he made, and he also managed to make a couple of sedans.

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