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Austin Mini- 1969

Austin Mini- 1969

In the mid 1960s, Austin decided to produce the Mini in South America. Knowing the production volumes would not be large, they could not afford to make another set of stamping dies for another factory. 

Chrysler International Farmobil- 1964

Chrysler International Farmobil- 1964

The Farmobil was designed by German agricultural giant Fahr (now Deutz-Fahr) as a light roadgoing truck/tractor. It was to have a maximum weight of 1000kg, a 180cm wheelbase, 140cm track, manual transmission, a PTO (power take-off), and a top speed of at least 80kph.

Chrysler V-12 Tank Engine

Chrysler V-12 Tank Engine

This Chrysler AV 1790 V12 Air-cooled Tank Engine was produced by Continental Motors. The AV1790 was used in a variety of limited production and pilot heavy tanks, including the M53 and M55 howitzers, and the T30 and M103 tanks.

Citroën 2CV convertible-1963

Citroën 2CV convertible-1963

The peoples' car of France, originally developed before WWII, the 2CV did not go into production until 1950 because of the war.

 

Country of Origin:  France

Citroën 2CV Race Car- 1975

Citroën 2CV Race Car- 1975

This race car started as a stock Citroën 2CV. As the 2CV was found to be affordable and easy to maintain, it was an ideal fit with the racing crowd. 24-hour endurance racing in 2CVs became popular and events were held at tracks in Belgium, Ireland, and England.

Fiat 500 Wagon- 1972

Fiat 500 Wagon- 1972

The next major version of the Fiat 500 to be released was the “Giardiniera.” Introduced in 1960, this was an estate version, with a stretched wheelbase and a horizontally mounted engine.

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Fiat
LuAZ 967M- 1987

LuAZ 967M- 1987

The Luaz (“Lutskiy Automobilny Zavod”) was founded in 1967 in Ukraine. It is an automotive factory with the specific task of producing small-displacement jeeps. The main model produced by Luaz was the “969-m.”

  • Country of Origin: U.S.S.R.
  • LuAZ
Maico 500- 1957

Maico 500- 1957

In 1926 brothers Otto and Wilhelm Maisch formed Maisch & Co. to produce small 2-stroke engines of JLO design, plus bicycles and parts. In 1932, the brothers began producing scooters and motorcycles under the Maico name.

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
NSU Prinz 1000- 1967

NSU Prinz 1000- 1967

The NSU 1000 represented a major change for NSU. This model has a four-cylinder, overhead cam engine which is air-cooled and located in the rear.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • NSU Motorenwerke AG
NSU Prinz 1000- 1967

NSU Prinz 1000- 1967

The NSU 1000 represented a major change for NSU. This model has a four-cylinder, overhead cam engine which is air-cooled and located in the rear.

Panhard Dyna Z- 1954

Panhard Dyna Z- 1954

The Dyna Z model debuted in 1954. Panhard had been using wind tunnel testing for years, and utilized the latest methods to develop the car’s slippery shape. Its drag coefficient is an amazing 0.26, compared with 0.51 for Citroën's 2CV, and 0.48 for the Volkswagen Type 1.

Rover 2000TC- 1969

Rover 2000TC- 1969

Rover announced one of its most radical production designs in 1963, the Rover 2000. The Rover 2000 had futuristic looks, using an innovative unitary bodyshell which then had unstressed body panels bolted onto it. 

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • The Rover Co. Ltd.
Suzuki Jimny- 1972

Suzuki Jimny- 1972

The origins of today’s great Suzuki empire began in 1909 with power looms for cotton weaving. Motorcycles were added in 1952, and car production began in 1956.

  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Suzuki Motor Co. Ltd
Trabant 601P (convertible)- 1975

Trabant 601P (convertible)- 1975

The Trabant is a small car built by the Nationalized Auto Industry in East Germany. In the late 1950s, this vehicle emerged and became the symbol of Eastern transportation--the Trabant.

ZAZ Zaporoshets- 1965

ZAZ Zaporoshets- 1965

"ZAZ" stands for "Zaporozhsky Avtomobilny Zavod" or "Zaporozhet's Automotive Factory. It was conceived in 1958 as a result of a decision of the Soviet government to build a "people’s car", similar to the Volkswagen Beetle in Germany or the Citroën 2CV in France.

  • Country of Origin: U.S.S.R.
  • Zaporezhskiy Avtomobilnyi Zavod