1947 Standard Eight:
a British car produced between 1938 to 1959
- the Eight is for the original HORSEPOWER, not # cylinders! 1957, the last edition: "The new engine of 803 cc produced slightly less power than the outgoing larger sidevalve unit with 26 bhp at 4500 rpm but this was increased to 30 bhp at 5000 rpm in 1957. "An example tested by The Motor magazine in 1953 had a top speed of 61 mph (98 km/h) and could accelerate from 0–50 mph (80 km/h) in 26.5 seconds."
1946-1947 Hudson pickup
Nothing much to say, other than earlier version firsts:
- dual brakes
- dashboard oil-pressure and generator warning lights
- a balanced crankshaft, allowing the straight-six to work smoothly at a higher rotational speed
The Chevrolet Master Deluxe was manufactured between 1933 and 1942. There were 302,728 Master Deluxe sold in 1938.
Note the shadow...no big deal; I just like it.
I took this in Enfield, CT today at a coffee gathering I just happened to see.
The owner did ALL the work.
From Nat Kennedy:
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - nearing the end of the early muscle cars.
Here’s a brief history of the 1971-73 Mustang:
The most powerful Ford production car engine at the time was the 429 cu in (7.0 L) Super Cobra Jet V8 with a single 4-barrel Holley 4150 (780cfm) Ram Air generated 375 bhp @ 5,200 / 450 lb·ft @ 3,400
Die-cast models of the ’71 are available, here’s a list of a few:
More good stuff from Wikipedia:
The hood ornament, if true, is diagnostic
Shoot!!! 1946...typo...even more rare. A gorgeous specimen, not to mention color.
1935 Ford Model 48 woodie:
Note the provision in the grille to hand crank the no longer offered 4-cylinder Model A engine. This is a V8 with electric start. No way to get the hand crank to the flywheel, but got to accommodate older technology, just in case.
Two windshield wipers was an option. The wooden panels were manufactured from Ford owned lumber.
Betty McConnell sent this photo of her grandparents (grandfather standing), in a Pierce Arrow, at the Wawona Tree, Yosemite National Park.
"Pierce-Arrow also persisted with right-hand drive until 1921 because it was safer to get out on the curb or ditch side, and for chauffeurs, it was easier for them to open the rear door for passengers."
Jay Leno Garage
Click on the image for enlargement. Thank you Betty.
Ford Model AA truck c1926
"This could be an Ambulance, Hearse, or law enforcement vehicle. The siren is notable. My guess is the owner custom designed the side curtains to protect the occupants from inclement weather."