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Auto Union 1960

DSC00625Horch, Audi, Wanderer and DKW, Germany

The Auto Union was a joint-venture by Horch, Audi, Wanderer and DKW which was formed in 1932. While racing cars were produced and raced under this name, cars were marketed under their individual names. In 1945 the factories were nationalised and for a number of years all cars were called Auto Union. The 1000S was produced between 1958-62.

3 cylinders, two stroke, 981 cc (50 bhp at 4800 rpm).

Austin 16/6 Burnham Saloon 1929

DSC00641Austin Motor Co Ltd, England

The Austin 16 Burnham was classed as a light six, with this particular model appearing for the first time at the Olympia Motor Show in 1928. Wire wheels were standard fittings on all Austin models of that year.

16 hp, 6 cyl. 65.5 mm bore, 111 mm stroke, 2249 cc, coil ignition, 4 wheel brakes. Price ?365.

Alvis Saloon Model TD21 1960

cars A 003Alvis Ltd Coventry, England

This model first appeared in 1955 and is one of the most handsome cars ever produced by Alvis, whose name has been associated with quality performance cars since 1919. This exhibit has an English body by Park Ward, designed by the Swiss Graber. Only a small number of these exclusive cars were produced.

6 cylinders, 26.25 hp, (124 bhp at 4000 rpm), twin SU type H6 carbs, 84mm bore, 90 mm stroke, 2993 cc, pushrod ohv.

Austion Taxi Model LL (Low Loader) 1934

DSC00637Austin Motor Co Ltd, England

Long a part of the London scene, the London taxi holds a unique place in the world of passenger vehicles. Its distinctive design, with a turning circle of only 23ft, made it ideal for use in London’s narrow streets. On this particular exhibit the rear portion of the roof, behind the rear doors, folds down.

12 hp, 4 cylinders, 69.3 mm bore, 101.6 mm stroke, 1535 cc.

Ariel Atom

web 007The base specification listed below is your starting point – a track only car.

Base Specification Ariel Atom 2
Chassis – Right hand drive – Bronze welded ERW/CDS steel tube – Powder coated finish – Aluminium bulkheads

Suspension – Double unequal length TIG welded wishbones
Outboard adjustable rod ends – Inboard rubber bushes
Lightweight fabricated uprights – Adjustable suspension push rods – Aluminium bell cranks – Inboard monotube Bilstein dampers – Dual-rate Eibach springs

Steering
Rack and pinion cast alloy steering rack – 1.75 turns lock to lock – Adjustable inboard and outboard rod ends – 300mm suede covered steering wheel

Braking – Front: 2-pot caliper, 240mm x 20mm ventilated disc
Rear: 2-pot caliper, 240mm x 10mm solid disc
Tilton aluminium racing pedal box – Twin master cylinders
Adjustable front/rear brake bias

Wheels/Tyres
6Jx14 5-spoke alloy wheels, 185/60R14 tyres

Engine
Honda i-VTEC 4 Cylinder – Aluminium alloy block, cylinder head, sump – Chain drive DOHC 4 valves per cylinder
Counter-rotating shafts

AC Greyhound Saloon 1951

ac greyhound1AC Cars Ltd, England

The initials AC stand for Autocarrier, which was a three wheeled, two-seater commercial vehicle with tiller steering made prior to 1914. AC later became famous for its sports cars, including the Cobra, which was developed with the American Carroll Shelby. The Greyhound Saloon was introduced in 1947 and discontinued in 1957.

12 hp (76 bhp at 4500rpm), 6 cylinders, triple SU carbs, 65 mm bore, 100 mm stroke, 1991 cc.

Austin Doctor’s Coupe 1913

029 1913 docs austinAustin Motor Co Ltd, England

Austin’s cars became noted for their solid, conventional construction and reliability. This 10 hp model was apparently favoured by top-hatted medical men because of ample headroom in the cab!

4 cylinders, 64 mm bore, 89 mm stroke, 1616 cc, 3-speed gear box.

Auto Red Bug also known as Smith Flyer Red Bug 1919

carsc 002_001Automotive Electrical Service Co Ltd, USA

Although these vehicles were made between 1910-1928 and sold well, they were not regarded as a success. They were first made by the American Motor Co and passed through several manufacturers before finally being sold to Automotive Electrical Services – a company producing both petrol and electric models.

The trailing fifth wheel acts as the clutch and can be raised and lowered on the road by a lever alongside the driver. Powered by Briggs and Stratton single-cylinder, air-cooled petrol engine.

Austin Roadster 1910

132 austin 7 1909-10Austin Motor Co Ltd, England

Herbert Austin resigned as general manager of the Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Company in 1905 to start his own company. This car marks the embryonic start to Austin’s new enterprise. The lightweight and simple Austin designs endeared themselves to legions of owners, although few were finally made before this single cylinder model was succeeded by more sophisticated models. This vehicle is possibly the oldest Austin in New Zealand.

Single cylinder, 7 hp.

Bantam Super 4 1940

060 bantam austinIn 1940 this Bantam “Super 4” was the most powerful car of its size in the world – standing start to 30 miles an hour in 5 and a half seconds with its new “Hillmaster” engine.

The new Bantam “Super 4” climaxes ten years of engineering research by the builder of America’s pioneer economy car.
It was hailed everywhere as the World’s Finest small car.