Sunday, March 31, 2013

1938 Bentley 4.25 Ltr Coupe Embiricos by Pourtout

This one-off 4.25 Litre Bentley built in 1939 was planned by Greek shipping tycoon, Andre Embericos 
and built in Paris, under the guidance of the company's development engineers. 
The coachwork, designed by Georges Paulin, was built by French coachbuilder Marcel Pourtout. 
Comfort was sacrificed in order to obtain a shape as near as possible to the aerodynamic ideal. 


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Friday, March 29, 2013

1951 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport by Pennock

 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport bodied by Dutch coachbuilder Pennock in The Hague.
The engine provides 195 bhp (145 kW),  and depending on the body that was fitted, 
a top speed of around 200 km/h (124 mph) was claimed.
Having a 4.5-litre inline-6 aluminum cylinder head and triple carburetor,
the GS was one of the world's most powerful production cars.



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1938 Hispano-Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia Streamliner by Saoutchik

 This one-off Hispano-Suiza was commissioned by Andre Dubonnet in 1937 to showcase his company's latest suspension development. Andre Dubonnet was an accomplished aviator and racing driver. The Dubonnet family had amassed a fortune from the aperitifs and cognacs that continue to bear the family name. The streamlined, aircraft inspired styling was done by aerodynamics expert Jean Andreau and French coachbuilder Saoutchik crafted the body on a modified Hispano-Suiza H6B chassis. The car is equipped with unusual parallel-opening doors. (




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