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Cars

Manocar-1953

Manocar-1953

In 1952 the Manom Company started on the prototype Manocar. The car was to have large curved body shapes that gave it a larger appearance.

Marden 49- 1980

Marden 49- 1980

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Marden E2 125- 1979

Marden E2 125- 1979

Ten years prior to the launch of Renault’s Espace people carrier, microcar company Marden debuted their Espace in 1975. By 1979, Marden had dropped the Espace nameplate, now simply known as the 49 or 125 (depending on which engine you chose).

Martin Aerodynamic- 1928

Martin Aerodynamic- 1928

The Martin, despite vigorous promotion, never went beyond three prototypes. Before you is a one-of-a-kind aerodynamic vehicle built by Martin Aircraft Company of Garden City, New York. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Martin Aeroplane Factory
Martin Martinette-1932

Martin Martinette-1932

At the 1932 National Automobile Show in New York, James V. Martin displayed two experimental rear-engined cars of his own design–the four-wheeled Martin and the three-wheeled Martinette.

Martin Stationette-1950

Martin Stationette-1950

James V. Martin was a prolific inventor who spent years designing cars that he hoped someone would be willing to produce.  The Stationette in front of you is his last attempt.

Matra D'Jet5- 1965

Matra D'Jet5- 1965

René Bonnet continued to make cars under his own name and also became a driver for Renault. To support his competition exploits, Bonnet unveiled three cars at the 1962 Paris Salon. The top range was his pioneering D´jet.

Matra D'Jet6 -1967

Matra D'Jet6 -1967

 

In 1963, Engins Matra, a large airplane and armaments company, took over the assets of a small sports car company run by René Bonnet. Bonnet was at the forefront of French motor racing, and was unfortunately much better at building cars than running a business.

 

Matra Murena- 1983

Matra Murena- 1983

By 1980, the Bagheera had been replaced by Project M551, or the Murena. It was designed by Greek stylist Antonis Volanis, who also worked on both the M530 and the Bagheera.

Matra Simca Bagheera S Coupè- 1975

Matra Simca Bagheera S Coupè- 1975

In 1969, Matrasports was taken over by Simca which became fully Chrysler-owned in 1970. The Bagheera was introduced in 1973.

Matra Sports M530 LX- 1970

Matra Sports M530 LX- 1970

Matra’s 530 was the first all-Matra road car design, carrying over the mid-engine architecture of its predecessor, the Jet (neé D’jet) series. The polarizing design was led by Philippe Guédon (later, best known for the Renault Espace) and styling was by a Simca stylist on loan, Jacques Nocher.

McQuay-Norris Streamliner- 1934

McQuay-Norris Streamliner- 1934

This vehicle was created as a promotional vehicle for the McQuay-Norris Company of St. Louis, Missouri, which manufactured replacement pistons, rings, bearings, and other parts used to rebuild an engines.

Mercedes-Benz 130H- 1935

Mercedes-Benz 130H- 1935

One of the most famous names in automotive history, Daimler-Benz (“Mercedes” was only a Benz model name in 1901; the company became known as Mercedes-Benz in 1926) can trace its roots back to 1889 and the first motorcar, Karl Benz’s PatentMotorwagen.

Mercedes-Benz 280S- 1969

Mercedes-Benz 280S- 1969

In August 1965 the new W 108 body/chassis platform was unveiled to replace the 220 and 300 “Fintail” sedans. The Mercedes-Benz 280S seen here displays all of the comfort and spaciousness the S-class 4-door Luxury Sedan bodies had to offer.

Mercedes-Benz Unimog- 1962

Mercedes-Benz Unimog- 1962

One of the oldest and most famous names in automobile history is Mercedes. The company began building cars in 1901. Daimler-Benz factories suffered greatly during World War II, but their recovery after the war was dramatic.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Mercedes Benz
Messerschmitt KR200- 1957

Messerschmitt KR200- 1957

The Messerschmitt was one of the first and among the most successful of the many microcars that hit the motoring scene in the 1950s. Although it bears the name of the famous aircraft builder–Willy Messerschmitt–he had little to do with the car’s design. 

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Regesburger Stahl-v. Maschinenbau GmbH
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