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Lord_k's Article – May 2013 Archive (5)

Lord K's Garage #186: The Airomobile

In 1937, the Airomobile was a one-of-a-kind experimental model built by engineers from Franklin Auto and Lewis American Airways.*

1937 Airmobile Experimental - Dolphin Tail view

It was intended to be a low-priced, mass produced car. The design was the result of Paul M. Lewis, who wanted a simple inexpensive ( target price of $300) and safe automobile in 1934. The…

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Added by lord_k on May 31, 2013 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Lord K's Garage #185: Hats Off to Bucciali!

An undisputed Diesel Era icon, the Bucciali TAV8/32 Flèche d'Or (Golden Arrow) deserves a special place in our Garage.

Big Wheel

Unlike most upcoming manufacturers, Alberto Bucciali nearly lost his life fighting as a pilot in the WW1 before manufacturing his own cars*. And of the few he made with his brother Paul-Albert, this TAV8 was their…

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Added by lord_k on May 24, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage #184: Swiss Wheels

Swiss vehicles are far less famous than Swiss watches, Swiss cheese and Swiss pocket knives. Let's give some Dieselpunk love to Helvetic omnibuses!

Postauto Saurer 18.9.2010 0851

In Switzerland, dozens of Saurer, FBW and Berna buses, as good as new, are the stars of numerous automotive events. Thanks to…

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Added by lord_k on May 17, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Lord K's Garage #183: The Great Bentley

This Friday, in the midst of Gatsby Craze, it's time to remember a true supercar - the most ambitious creation of W O Bentley:

The 8-Liter Bentley was introduced at the 1930 London Motor Show*. It featured an 8-liter engine which was a development of Bentley's race-winning 6.5-liter unit. The main purpose of this model was to add competition…

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Added by lord_k on May 10, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage #182: The Ursaab

The Swedish Ur best translates as 'original', and Ursaab was the Saab’s first prototype automobile*.

URSAAB



Project 92, so-called as numbers 90 and 91 had already been assigned to civilian aircraft, was agreed in 1945. Saab had decided that, with the Second World War drawing to a close, there would be a need to diversify away from military…

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Added by lord_k on May 3, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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