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July 26, 2017

The 1916 Owen Magnetic Vintage Car

Individuals think crossovers are something new, yet they’ve been around since the start of the car. Ferdinand Porsche constructed the Lohner-Porsche arrangement crossover auto in 1901. It utilized a gas motor to turn a generator that nourished power to in-wheel engines. In 1917, the Woods Motor Vehicle Company of Chicago offered the Woods Dual Power, an arrangement cross breed that could engine along—at velocities of under 15 mph—exclusively on battery control. Be that as it may, I think the 1916 Owen Magnetic may be the most fascinating early mixture of all.

The Owen Magnetic’s mechanical jump was its electromagnetic transmission. Designed by the superbly [...]

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July 13, 2017

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

There is only one genuine, original 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra  Super Snake left in the world, and it just sold for $5.1 million. Ron Pratte put the car up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale after owning it for about seven years. The Super Snake started life as one of 23 427 competition roadsters, but was converted to a semi-competition model in ’67. That meant bolting on civilities like a windshield and mufflers to make it street legal. I’ll pause for giggles.

Shelby only ever built two Super Snakes, one of which was sold to Bill Cosby. The comedian drove the car once, scared the life out of himself, and sold it. The next owner tossed [...]

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