What were the cars of the American dream. Reporting from the Museum

Near Frankfurt, approximately, as from Kiev to Brovary, you can see the cars of the American Dream, among which are embodied in metal the dream of our fellow countryman-the resident of Kiev. The correspondent of our source chose the most vivid of Dream Car, who for some reason called the American Dream, although in reality such machines dreamed of by millions of people around the world.

The Museum in Sinsheim – Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim opened in 1981. And currently he is, among other things, Germany’s largest private collection of historic cars Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Bugatti. Here also exhibits a few of hundreds of motorcycles, airplanes, cars, Champions, race cars and sports cars, locomotives, military vehicles, agricultural machinery, engines and more. A separate exhibition devoted to the American Dream cars – Dream Cars.

These great cars more than two decades, cars have dominated American roads. Luxury design, glitter of chrome, huge V8 engines and pendants Supersoft. They characterized “the American way of life” as burgers, mini skirts, rock-n-roll and Coca-Cola. In the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim is the largest collection of such cars in Europe. And they are all on the go. Every year in August, they can ride the Rally American Cars, which takes place here.

The correspondent of our source chose the most interesting copies. Those which are really wanted by many.

Cadillac Eldorado 1970
This handsome V8 engine capacity of more than 8 liters with a capacity of 495 HP for the happiness of the owners of gas stations and a curse for environmentalists. But these were almost all American cars of that time. However, it pleased just before the start of the energy crisis of the 70’s, when gasoline in the U.S. has risen. Now pleasing to the eye.

Cadillac Fleetwood 1957
Motor 8-cylinder capacity of 306 HP and a volume of 6.3 L. Aerostil, with “fins” on the rear fenders and rocket “turbines” aft here complement the stars. Almost as early drivers of the Soviet buses celebrated every hundred thousand miles that they traveled. But here the star is not only a decorative element space, but almost, as the level of the hotel. This car 50s electric Windows and seat adjustment was already as standard.

Chrysler 300 Convertible 1968
Motor – 8-cylinder volume 7.2 l capacity 356 HP After this model has been the pace car at the races “India-500”, it has become very popular. More than 25 thousand copies sold.

Cadillac Sedan 1956
Almost 5 and a half meters in length, V8 5.5-liter and a power of 240 HP In a pink body color with the black roof it is necessary to tell separately. This is an original factory color, because such was the Cadillac Elvis Presley and it was ordered by many fans of the singer.

Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1958
335 horsepower 6-liter V8 is enough to propel this Behemoth to 192 km/h. This is a rare instance in special the richest set. As they say now: limited edition. Cadillac made only 904 instance to give a decent answer Lincoln Continental 1955. And cost Brougham – Eldorado twice as expensive as usual – as much as $10 000.

Chevrolet Corvette C1 1956
The main highlight of this car, besides the fact that it is very good – the body is made of fiberglass. Therefore, the 4.5-liter V8 under the hood with a power of 250 HP was more than enough for a cheerful drive.

1959 Ford Skyliner Convertible
The main trick of this car is the folding hard top. It was very cool to 1959. And doubly cool, because Ford despite the luxury Skyliner asked for more than reasonable money. Much smaller than a Cadillac or even a Buick. Under the hood is a traditional 8-cylinder engine, capacity of 5 liters and a power of 202 HP

Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 1955
This is the first Corvette, but with a progressive plastic body and a good 4.5-liter V8 engine capacity of 225 HP

Cord 812 1937
In creating this car took part our fellow – inhabitant of Kiev Alexey sakhnivs. Lineup Cord would add more extravagance and futurism Marche Duesenberg. In the Cord 812 was such know-how for its time, as is the Electromechanical clutch in the transaxle and the turbocharged V8 volume of 4.9 l, by which power was up to 170 HP In the original color of this car called “lemon cigarette,” and his appearance in the books.

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Oldsmobile Ninety Eight 1952
In 1952 it was the longest car on the roads of America and to this day it ranks among the most elegant. He was one of first received electric clock on the dashboard. Under the hood is a V8 with a volume of 5 liter capacity 136 HP, which allowed to reach a maximum speed of 176 km/h.

1961 Chrysler 300G
That representative 300-series featured not only a great vehicle in the form of air conditioning, automatic transmission and weight of the actuator. He had excellent dynamic performance. V8 engine capacity of 6.7 liters and output of 408 HP clocked 300G to a maximum of 220 km/h on such a car racer Richard petty won many victories in competitions US-NASCAR.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 1969
The third generation of the famous model. Under the hood – no less famous motor Big Block V8 volume of 7.5 liters, with a capacity of 435 HP Such beauties for 15 years, was released more than half a million. And with an open body – about 70 thousand.

Chevrolet Impala Convertible 1958
One of my favorite at the time car for street racing. And so to speak a luxury massive car. V8 engine capacity of 5.7 l 250 HP

Ford Thunderbird 1955
The famous “puffin” – one of the icons of his time and a competitor to the Chevrolet Corvette. V8 engine capacity of 5 liters with a capacity of 245 HP, which consumed an average of 26 liters of gasoline per 100 km.

Chrysler New Yorker De Luxe Convertible V8 1954
Rare car. These were released a total of 724 pieces, and today have 5. And this is the best time for your model of Chrysler. Under the hood of the 8-cylinder 5.4-liter engine produces 235 HP with 4-mja (!) carbs.

Buick Straight Eight 1953
The typical American post-war car with a slightly gloomy design. Perhaps that is why this type in children’s cartoons usually negative character. One of the few Buick with 8 cylinder engine volume of 4.3 liters and power of 159 HP.

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1959
This model is one of the best works of the American automobile industry of the time. It was released only 1320 pieces. Here is where you can only electric, even the mirrors. And, of course, air conditioning, power steering, automatic transmission. Under the hood of a V8 with a volume of 6.5 liters capacity of 350 HP What that is actually on the roads in the vicinity of Biarritz French, such a huge dinosaur is unlikely to pass.

Fury 1959 Plymouth MP2
In a promotional booklet about cars wrote that it is the best model, which was built by Plymouth. With the best exterior and interior design and technical stuffing. And it is the best price in its class. And this is worked. Under the hood is a V8 volume of 5.2 l 230 HP

Cadillac Convertible Coupe 1953
Today this model is considered a style icon. But despite the rapid design, from a technical point of view, “sofa” chassis is not conducive to fast driving. Under the hood the 5.5-liter engine power 209 HP

Ford Fairline Sunliner 1956
The dream of the American middle class. Looks more expensive than it was worth, not least thanks to the red fabric on the seats and the same color mats and foldable top. And well equipped: air conditioning, automatic transmission, enhanced brakes, power steering. Plus – the 8-cylinder 5-liter engine capacity of 255 HP of These convertibles were produced 250 thousand

Chevrolet Bel Air 1955
For its time the car was very well equipped. Automatic transmission, air conditioning, ABS. The 3.8-liter V8 engine capacity of 160 HP was located in the front and rear – wheel drive. Fairly typical and a good design for the time. It was released almost 600 thousand Bel Air.

Cadillac Calais 1974
It’s almost the DeVille, but with a more rich package bundle and a longer wheelbase. And it’s the longest classic Cadillac until 1977. Under the hood a 6.5-liter V8 with a power of 240 HP

DeLorean DMC 1981
Movie fans know about this car. 6-cylinder engine volume of 2.8 liter developing 140 HP, which was enough to move in time. But John De lorean, who was a Director of General Motors in Detroit, wanted to build a Dream Car by American standards. And for the United States 140 horses looked serious. At the same time, DMC had problems in Europe. From behind the doors “gull wings”, this model did not want to be certified in Germany. Actually this was the main reasons of death of the brand.

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1950 Cadillac Fleetwood
It’s not just the classic big black dreadnought with a length of almost 5 meters and a half. This is a real armored official car of the 34 of US President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961 years). And it’s not just the official presidential car, namely the car in which the President made an attempt. However, not Eisenhower, and the President of Bolivia, Victor Paz Estensoro. He went to Cadillac “under Eisenhower” and in 1956, his car was shot at. The Bolivian President was not injured, and his three special agents perished. On the body and the windshield are visible traces of bullets.

The body was made on special order and was named in honor of Atelier Fleetwood, which in 20-e years of the last century were designed and released a body for luxury car models. Here in addition to the reservations provided for opening the Windows in the doors and the windshield, to the move to shoot during the attack. By the way, the motor is not very powerful – only 160 HP As he coped with the transport of heavy armored body, remains a secret.

In the Museum Sinsheim there are other similar machines, which our source will tell in separate articles.

By the way, the audience comes here sometimes too unusual. Cars that just beg yourself to the Museum. Our source correspondent during his visit, found in the Parking lot a group of British tourists. Of course on the “Morgans”.


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