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Amilcar CGSS - 1927

The CGSS type (Châssis Grand Sport Surbaissé) unveiled in June 1926 was a development of the CGS type that it replaced shortly before that year's Paris Salon. This 1927 model has superb staggered two-seater bodywork with a wind deflecting scuttle cowls and cycle wings.

Cadillac Series 63 Coupe de Ville - 1960

The 1959 Cadillac de Ville models now form the Series 63, a sub-series of the Series 62. They are distinguished by the inscription « Coupe de Ville » or « Sedan de Ville » in cursive letters placed at the end of the rear fender, above the side strip. The 1960 Cadillacs had smoother, more restrained styling. General changes included a full-width grille and lower tailfins.

D.B Panhard Barquette LM53 - 1954

Externally, the Panhard engined barchette differs from the Renault engined one by its front engine, its grille with central headlight, and its two air inlets, designed to better cool the two cylinders of the Panhard engine.

Ferrari 550 Maranello #109545 - 1997

The Ferrari 550 Maranello replaces the 512M, the latest evolution of the Ferrari Testarossa. Designed by Pininfarina it marks Ferrari's return to a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout for its 2-seater 12-cylinder model, 23 years after the 365 GTB/4 Daytona had been replaced by the mid-engined Berlinetta Boxer.

GMC Series 100 5-window Pickup - 1951

The GMC so-called « New Design series » trucks entered production in May 1947. These were entirely restyled truck lines and took GMC brand into a new era of comfort, convenience, and style.

Hispano-Suiza H6 Torpédo Sport #10371 - 1921

The H6 model was introduced at the 1919 Paris Motor Show. The H6 engine featured a straight-six engine inspired by designer Marc Birkigt's work on aircraft engines. It was an all-aluminium engine displacing 6,597 cubic centimeters.

Peugeot 304 Cabriolet - 1972

In March 1970, at the Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot unveiled the coupe and convertible versions of the 304. Two elegant bodies which were offered in the catalog from April 1970. Perfect timing for the first summer of the decade.

Renault Espace P23 Phase 1 - 1984

The first generation Renault Espace was launched in July 1984. This modular MPV designed by Matra and manufactured at the Romorantin plant, makes extensive use of composites for the bodywork.

Rochet-Schneider Type 11000 Double Phaéton - 1912

Rochet-Schneider was founded by Edouard Rochet and Theodore Schneider in 1889 in Lyon. Today, less than fifty cars of the brand are listed.

Salmson S4-61 Cabriolet - 1950

The S4-61 that appears at Salon 1938, is an S4DA with a lowered chassis. The « factory » bodies are: the 2-door coupe, the 4-door sedan without center pillar and the 4-seater convertible. 1939 will be a year of very low production, the S4-61 will be mainly manufactured from 1947.From mid-1949, new profiled fenders with recessed lights and new bumpers made their appearance.

Smart Roadster - 2003

Ultralight, tiny and mid-engined, the Smart Roadster completes its appeal with a unique look.

Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 - 1960

The Sunbeam Alpine is a 2-door roadster that was produced by the Rootes Group from 1953 to 1955, and then 1959 to 1968.