1934 Chevrolet Six DA
1956 Aero Caproni
Capriolo 75 Corsa
1924 Bugatti Type 35
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We buy, sell, broker, locate, consign and appraise exceptional classic, sports and collector cars, arrange transport, customs formalities and registration.
Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati expertise, though our collection includes a wide variety of other superior motor cars.
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Henry Ford behind the wheel of the record breaking 999
The Model T is a legend. It created a long series of stories, jokes and in its day, even some broken arms. It gave the words flivver, jalopy, and tin lizzie permanent place in the American language and it "put America on wheels."
By now time has surrounded it with an aura of romance and nostalgia, but anyone who ever had to cajole, wrestle with, and drive a Model T will easily remember the cantankerous nature of the machine.
It was hard-riding, skittish, and susceptible to high fevers. To crank this car was an athletic ordeal, ending with a bone-wrenching backlash of the crank handle. The planetary transmission always had a mind of its own, and the Model T, even in neutral, trembled and strained at the leash.
But the T, changed the face of America and demonstrated to the industries of the world a practical method for mass production. As a by-product it educated an entire generation of backyard mechanics and tinkerers. The Model T was a do-it-yourself car and was quite logically the product of a do-it-yourself man.
Louis Chevrolet behind the wheel of a Buick at the factory in Flint, Michigan
Though the car that bore his name became America's best-selling make in 1929, Louis-Joseph "Louis" Chevrolet had remarkably little to do with its success.
As an engineer with a taste for high quality, he was probably somewhat chagrined to be associated with such a low-cost, volume-production car.
Precision engineering was in his blood, since Louis Chevrolet, who was born on Christmas Day, 1878, was the second son of a Swiss watchmaker.
In the mid 1880s, the family emigrated from La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel, to Beaune, in the heart of the Burgundy wine-growing country in France.
Caproni Arco di Trento Factory - Photo: Registro Storico Capriolo
The Caproni aeronautics factory was founded in 1908 after Dott. Ing. Giovanni Battista - Gianni - Caproni, Conte di Taliedo, graduated in Civil Engineering in Monaco, Electrotechnics in Liègi and Aeronautical Engineering in Paris.
He came back to his hometown of Massone d'Arco in Italy to set up what was ultimately to become one of Italy's largest industrial groups of the interwar years, the Caproni group.
After World War II, the victorious Allies prohibited wartime aircraft and other military hardware suppliers from remaining in their previous industries.
Count Caproni realized that motorcycles would be an excellent way to restart production. Hence he started the production of a lightweight motorcycle in the undamaged Arco di Trento factory and named it Capriolo.
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We buy, sell, broker, locate, consign and appraise exceptional classic, sports and collector automobiles, arrange transport, customs formalities and registration.
Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati expertise, though our collection includes a wide variety of other superior antique, vintage, prewar and race cars.
Contact us when you are serious about owning or selling a fine classic motor car or motorcycle. Geneva, Switzerland-based, we serve clients world-wide.