The well-known British custom car builder, Paul Bacon, has completed his most impressive steampunk hot rod ever. Named Automatron, it was not only most labor-intensive but was also his most pricey creation to-date. Taking motivation from horse-drawn carriages, Paul started work on this custom car in 2015 and hand-built most of the parts exclusively for it.
The Automatron Steampunk Hot Rod carries a 3.5L supercharged V8 engine that is powerful enough to attain a top speed of 110mph. To complete this one of a kind project, he used 1924 Singer Sport base, switchgear from a Lancaster Bomber, front wheels from an Austin 7, and navigation binnacle from a ship.
Built for the Chicago Solder Co., Chicago Ill., 1902, by the Western Motor Car Co. of Marion, Indiana. It is a four-cylinder Rutenber engine, motor No. 15609, body style railroad engine; 15.6 horsepower, right hand drive, front tires 32 by 4, rear tires 34 by 4. Pistons on side of engine are air compressors, used to blow the whistle or inflate the tires, should one go flat on the raod. Car has two forward speeds and one reverse, will travel up to 60 mph. Car has air gauge 300 pounds, speedometer 60 mph. Eight-day rim wind Phinney-Walker clock. Owned and operated by Babe and Bob’s Motor Service, Robert L. Eaton, of 523 So. Crysler, Independence, Mo., at the wheel.
Powered by a 4-cylinder 40-hp Rutenber gasoline engine, It is equipped with numerous working locomotive features which included a cow catcher, bell, single headlight, steam stack and sand dome, 8 Day penny rim wind clock, all of which served a useful function. It Has 2 Forward & Reverse Transmission And Has Been Driven 12,000 Miles. Has Had 3 Owners & Second Owner Purchased It In 1947 From The Original Owner In Chicago Illinois
Here’s a brief description, with a more detailed description below. Metallic Blue w/pearl white coves, black leather interior; 350 Edelbrock, polished aluminum, dual-quad, roller crate motor, 700R4 automatic transmission w/overdrive, power rack & pinion steering, power (front disc, rear drum) brakes; AM/FM/CD stereo w/amplifier & 8 speakers; A/C, cruise control, 2 tops.
This car has won many 1st place awards including several “Best of Show” & two 1st places “Best in Class” at the Forest Grove (Oregon) Concourse d’Elegance. Sale includes restoration pictures & receipts, car cover, original hard top & headlight bezels (all painted car color, but never installed), hardtop hoist/lift, extra serpentine belt, 5/26/2017 appraisal.
Custom-ordered Edelbrock 350 cid, 363hp Chevrolet polished aluminum crate engine, dual-quad carburetors – 500 cfm Thunder AVS (1 electric choke, other manual), roller camshaft & lifters, polished straight-plug heads w/o EGR, polished C-26 Dual Quad intake manifold (uses oil filler boss at front of intake), MSD distributor & coil, serpentine belt pulley system includes polished aluminum: 1-wire alternator (upgraded from 105 amps to 140), water pump, power steering pump, Sanden AC compressor, power steering remote reserve headers – shorty, ram-horn, center dump – ceramic coated electric ‘pull’ fan w/adjustable thermostat.
Independent Front Suspension (Jim Meyer Racing) includes: power rack & pinion steering, power (front) disc brakes, QA1 adjustable coil-over shocks, sway bar, power brake booster, dual master cylinder, Clean, degreased under carriage; frame sandblasted & sealed w/POR-15 (rust preventative coating), remaining undercarriage & wheel wells undercoated – 700R4 automatic (overdrive) transmission, transmission cooler & speedometer cable. Rebuilt (3:73, open) rear-end, rear axles, rear brakes, rear anti sway bar. Fiberglass (mono) rear leaf springs & (Edelbrock IAS) ‘self-adjusting’ rear shocks – paint (metallic blue w/pearl white coves), over gel coated un-hit body w/all original body bonding strips/seams; both front fenders have a steel reinforcement strip on the underside of the stainless trim that runs down the top of each fender (standard in 1958, optional on other years) – carpet – two tone (aka., salt n’ pepper) dark & medium blue, sound deadener & heat insulator – windshield & side glass – all tinted – weather-stripping – fuel tank & sending unit – fuel & brake lines
White stay-fast (aka., Hartzcloth) soft top & (painted ‘body colored‘ blue, never installed) hard top – Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo with Alpine amplifier & 8 (Polk/MOMO) speakers (2 in dash, 2 in kick panels & 2 in each headrest), air conditioning, heater, defroster, cruise control, leather interior (Al Knoch, dash, door panels, seat covers, armrests, grab bar, shifter boot, deck lid hold-down straps), wiring & fuse block, all chrome re-chromed & stainless polished, new side mirrors – includes installing new passenger side mirror & relocating drivers mirror, windshield wiper system (intermittent), BF Goodrich (radial) tires & polished (Billet Specialties, billet aluminum) 5-spoke rims, All gauges restored – ammeter converted to Voltmeter, oil pressure converted from 60psi to 80psi, new quartz clock – Carpeted trunk w/Alpine amplifier & tail-light protector cones (x4).
Many 1st place awards including several “Best of Show” & two 1st place “Best in Class” at Forest Grove Concourse d’Elegance.
A Spectacular 1961 Tuxedo Black Corvette with red interior.
The 1961 Chevrolet Corvette featured a major redesign…but you might not know it until one passed you by since the big updates were out back. GM replaced the curvaceous rear end that had been in place since 1953 with the “tail lift” or “duck tail” rear end that would largely carry over to the C2 Corvette in 1963. The exhaust outlets were also moved underneath the rear end from the previously integrated exit pipes. In addition to effectively laying the foundation for the rear end of the upcoming C2 Stingray, the tail of the new 1961 car set the tradition of four taillights in the Corvette.
Up front, the changes were far more subtle, with a billet-look grille replacing the “teeth” grille from the previous years. The twin headlight banks that flanked the new badging now featured body-colored frames, replacing the chrome headlight surrounds from past years.
Engine options largely carried over from 1960 with fuel injected models. The base engine continued to put out 230 hp, but output for the “fuelies” increased to 275 hp and 315 hp for the top end model, which incorporated high-lift cams.
Aluminum radiators now came as standard equipment and featured a crossflow design. Some early 1961 Corvettes still had the copper radiator, so check under the hood before you buy. The 4-speed manual now had an aluminum case, and the transmission tunnel for all 1961Chevy Corvettes was narrowed by 20 percent to provide more interior space.
General Motors built 10,939 Chevrolet Corvettes for the 1961 model year, making it the second most common model year of the C1.
Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Fixed Head Coupe (man. 4) , manufactured or sold in 1968, version for Europe
A Spectacular Red 1968 Jaguar E-Type Chrome
- Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Fixed Head Coupe (man. 4) , manufactured or sold in 1968, version for Europe
- 3-door coupe body type
- RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
- petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 4235 cm3 / 257.5 cui, advertised power: 154.5 198 kW / 207 266 hp / 210 269 PS ( DIN gross ), torque: 384 Nm / 283 lb-ft
- characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4453 mm / 175.3125 in, width: 1657 mm / 65.25 in, wheelbase: 2438 mm / 96 in
- reference weights: base curb weight: 1321 kg / 2912 lbs
- how fast is this car ? top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph) (declared by factory);
- accelerations: 0- 60 mph 7.2© s, 0- 100 km/h 7.5 s (declared by factory), 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 14.9 s (declared by factory)
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale ( Sharknose ) by Bertone.
One of the Most Beloved and Recognizable Coachbuilt Ferraris
Giugiaro Design Inspired by Ferrari’s Legendary Sharknose Racing Cars
Nuccio Bertone’s Personal Car
2,953 CC SOHC Tipo 168/61 V-12 Engine
Three Weber 40 DCZ6 Carburetors
240 HP at 7,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension with Tubular Shock Absorbers
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Tubular Shock Absorbers
The highlight of the Auburn 12 was undoubtedly its engine which produced 160 bhp and enough torque to move even the heaviest bodies with ease. This was attached to a free-wheeling differential that disengaged the engine when the throttle was released. Furthermore the 12 was also equipped with an overdrive ‘Dual-Ratio’ axle gear that allowed for high top speeds and reduced fuel consumption.
Auburn 1933 V12 speedster
The Noble M600 is one of the fastest cars in the world. It can reach a top speed of 225 miles an hour and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. There have been lots of supercars that have tried to challenge those thoroughbreds from Ferrari. One of those is the Noble M600, a speedster with a £200,000 price tag.
The Noble M600 was first launched in 2010 as a 2011 model. It competes against the likes of the Ferrari 458, McLaren MP4‑12C, Mercedes-Benz SLS and Lamborghini Gallardo.
The Noble M600 burst onto the scene as a user-friendly supercar in 2010. It was powered by a 4.4 liter, twin turbo V8 engine that churned out a base output of 650 horsepower. It should be noted that the V7 engine is also used in other cars like the Volvo XC90 and S80. It has a weight of 1250 kilograms, giving it the power to weight ratio of 530 bhp per ton.
Noble M600 Specifications
Production 2010 – Present
Length 4,360 millimetres (172 inches)
Width 1,910 millimetres (75 inches)
Height 1,140 millimetres (45 inches)
Weight 1198 Kilograms (2645 pounds)
Fuel Delivery Twin Turbo Charged
Number of Gears Six
Engine Size 4.4 Litre
0-60Mph 3.0 Seconds
Top Speed 362 Km/h (225 mph)
Power 492 kW (660 hp)
List Price (US) $450,000