An Original 100% Driveable Porsche 356 A Training Chassis

This original 1956 Porsche 356 A training chassis was developed to give American mechanics a detailed understanding of Porsche running gear and engineering – most of which would have been a little unusual to them back in the mid-1950s when Porsche was still a relatively new company. Interestingly the suspension arrangement differs between the left…

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Porsche 356A 1600 Super Speedster – Unicorn Project Car

The Porsche 356A 1600 Super Speedster wasn’t originally designed to be an expensive car, in fact it was specifically designed to be as inexpensive as possible while still being profitable to build and sell. Max Hoffman – Godfather of the Porsche 356 Speedster The idea to build the original Porsche 356 Speedster came not from…

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The Windhoff Four Cylinder – The Motorcycle Of The Future From 1926

This four-cylinder Windhoff was one of the most advanced motorcycles of its time thanks largely to its engine, which doubles as the motorcycle frame, and features oil-cooling, an overhead camshaft, and an engine block that acts as a giant radiator. Windhoff Moto Windhoff Moto, officially Windhoff Motorradenbau GmbH, began producing motorcycles in 1924 but the company…

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A Brief History of the BMW R80 GS

  Introduction: BMW R80 GS – The Salvation of BMW Motorrad Though it may be hard to imagine today, BMW had been a company in grave danger of going under during the 1950’s and 1960’s. One of the things helping keep the company afloat was their motorcycle division, and their Italian-designed Isetta bubble car, a…

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1968 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404 Mountain Rescue + Fire Truck

There are few vehicles better suited to expedition camper conversion than the original Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404, and this mountain rescue / fire truck is an ideal candidate thanks to its double cab front and tray-back rear. Unimog 404 History The Unimog was conceived in almost exactly the same way as the original Land Rover Series…

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