Restoration

1936 Mercedes Benz 500K Special Roadster

The Mercedes Benz 500K Special Roadster was introduced in 1934 and continued production till 1936. In typical Merc convention 500 relates to the engine displacement of 5-litres and K means Kompressor or supercharger. 

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe

This 250 GT gets its name from the fact it was made by Carrozzeria Boano in his factory at Brescia at the behest of Pinin Farina who apparently could not handle the numbers. Some 74 examples were built but only one was a convertible and is still a one-owner car to this day since it was sold at the 1956 New York Motorshow. This particular 250 GT Boano completed its last restoration in 2005 and resides in Virginia, USA.

 

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Pinin Farina Coupe

To create the 250 Europa GT for the 1954 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari shoehorned the Colombo designed V12 into the heavily modified 250 Europa chassis with Pinin Farina doing the bodywork. This became the basis for the 250 GT Tour de France chassis. The engine uses dry sump lubrication and with the help of three Webber carburettors pumps out 220 bhp. Currently this car resides in California with its happy owner.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California Scaglietti Convertible

Ferrari wanted a simple convertible sportscar for export to the USA, primarily California hence its name the Spyder California which also gave the current 2009 Ferrari California its name. As with all Ferraris it manages to shine on the road as well as on the track. It had a steel frame chassis and an aluminum body to be lightweight. SWB stands for short wheelbase and the components came off the 250 SWB Berlinetta. Ferrari also built 50 LWB (long wheelbase) versions and 54 SWB versions.

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM Zagato Spider

As part of the 1931 Alfa Romeo racing team it first competed at the belgian Gran Prix and later rebuilt by Zagato in 1932. It was even sold to Scuderia Ferrari at one time and raced in Mille Miglia 1932-34. It changed hands several times more before ending up in the UK where it currently resides.

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Bertone Coupe circa 1942

Coachbuilder Bertone made this body based on the Super Sport chassis during the WWII years. The designer, Mario Revelli di Beaumont and Bertone built it back in 1942. The chassis was actually recovered from an older 1939 chassis as was the practice then with the shortages of that tumultuous time. This car has just completed its major restoration by its owner in Milan, Italy.

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Competizione Berlinetta circa 1948

 Competizione means this is a real racing car in fact one of three built by Alfa's racing department in 1948. It is the only surviving one of the three. It has taken part in the Mille Miglia and numerous races throughout its existence with many wins under its belt. Its six cylinder engine produces more than 110 bhp in race tune. It is now residing as part of a collection in the USA.

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Pinin Farina Berlinetta circa 1949

 This unique Alfa Romeo was built during WWII when Italy was in dominance and was styled by the great Pinin Farina. The coupe has a three carb, 110 bhp six cylinder engine.Originally registered to an Italian aristocrat, was sold to a collector in the UK and then to one in the uSA and now is back in Italy. Seen here at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concourse dElegance.

Make Mine Original : Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Part 4

Parts List on order so far (60 and counting):

Easy and painless procedure... all it took was a saturday morning spent at the parts counter at Tan Chong (Bukit Timah)

The R32 GT-R has been further stripped...

For Part I, click HERE
For Part II, click HERE
For Part III, click HERE

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Make Mine Original : Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Part 3

Part III
For Part I, click HERE
For Part II, click HERE
For Part IV, click HERE

We went to check on the progress of the R32 this morning and found it hoisted up with its guts ripped out.

The view from behind gave us an unobstructed insight into the insides of Godzilla... and there are now gaps where the drive-train and the engine used to be.

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