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Cars

BMW Bavaria- 1973

BMW Bavaria- 1973

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BMW Dixi- 1930

BMW Dixi- 1930

One of Germany’s well-known car makers, BMW began building engines for airplanes. Forbidden to continue making airplane engines after WWI, BMW turned to engines for motorcycles and heavy trucks. 

BMW Ihle 600- 1929

BMW Ihle 600- 1929

Gebráder Ihle Karosserie und Apparatebau was a body shop and engineering company in Germany. After the first world war it supplied vehicles for fairground operators. In 1934, they designed a sports-car body to be mounted on a BMW Dixi chassis. 

BMW Isetta 300- 1957

BMW Isetta 300- 1957

Driven by the need for post-WWII affordable transportation and restrictions placed by post-war agreements, in 1955 BMW decided to supplement slow sales of their larger models with an inexpensive car.

BMW Isetta 300- 1958

BMW Isetta 300- 1958

Driven by the need for post-war affordable transportation, BMW decided to supplement slow sales of their larger models with an inexpensive car. In 1955, BMW acquired the license from ISO (an Italian refrigerator company) to make this “bubble car.” 

BMW Shirdlu H-Mod Racer- 1963

BMW Shirdlu H-Mod Racer- 1963

The car seen here is one-of-one; it was designed, built, and raced by Frazier Sibbald, George Olsen, and Howard Bliss, all of California. A triangulated square-tube frame was utilized, with a fiberglass nose and tail, aluminum doors, a hot-rodded BMW “airhead” from a 700 Sport Coupe, and LeGrand Formula car suspension were blended into this miniature Lotus 23B.

Bond 875- 1967

Bond 875- 1967

Lawrie Bond designed his first three-wheeler in 1948. His most famous was the Bond Minicar–the longest-lived and most successful of Britain’s minimal motoring cars. The replacement for the minicar was the Bond 875.

Borgward Isabella-1959

Borgward Isabella-1959

Carl F. W. Borgward was a hands-on automotive innovator from 1920 forward, but oddly, no cars bore the Borgward name until 1939, when the Hansa 2000 was renamed the Borgward 2000. Borgward started from scratch twice – once in the 1920s, and again after WWII, and was seen as the financier, engineer, designer, factory manager, and salesman!
Bradshaw- 1954

Bradshaw- 1954

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Burton- 2002

Burton- 2002

The Göbel brothers of the Netherlands established Duckhunt Company in 1993. Dimitri Göbel is the engineering genius, and Iwan Göbel has the business expertise. 

Carter Town Shopper- 1942

Carter Town Shopper- 1942

At the outset of World War II, as American automobile factories were switching from making cars to making tanks, planes, jeeps, and munitions, a few independent car companies remained in production.

Casalini Sulky A18- 1975

Casalini Sulky A18- 1975

This Italian manufacturer of mopeds, scooters, trikes and small cars produced the amusingly-named Sulky 3-wheeler–a very small vehicle powered initially by a 50cc or 60cc engine.

Caterham 7 Blackbird- 2001

Caterham 7 Blackbird- 2001

The Caterham 7 Blackbird was launched in front of the world’s automotive press on July 8, 1999, at the F1 Circuit in Portugal, and the performance from this 1000cc sports car was amazing. 

Caterham Super Seven- 1981

Caterham Super Seven- 1981

In June 1973, Caterham cars took over production of the Lotus Seven. The move was an historic one and secured Caterham’s long-term future. Three decades, and ten thousand sales later, Caterham has spawned an incredible forty different interpretations or limited editions of the Seven. 

Chevrolet Corphibian- 1961

Chevrolet Corphibian- 1961

In 1961, Chevrolet introduced the Corvair 95 Greenbriar van and Rampside pickup. One Corvair that largely went unnoticed was the Corphibian prototype.

Chevrolet Corvair Wagon-1962

Chevrolet Corvair Wagon-1962

One of the most controversial cars to ever come from Detroit, the Corvair still sparks conversations and perpetuates myths to this day. With a ten-year production run and 1.8 million produced, it was also a surprising success story, considering how different it was from everything else coming from America’s automotive manufacturers at the time.

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