Land Rover Series III 1976

The Land Rover Series 3 was introduced in 1971 and was pretty much a “face-lifted” version of the Series 2 and 2a. Most parts are interchangeable between the 2a and the 3. The Series 3 (commonly referred to as the Series III) featured a few mechanical improvements over the Series 2a.

It had the fully synchromesh four speed gearbox that had been fitted to late model Series 2a cars (especially the 2a Station Wagons), the headlights were mounted on the front of the fenders/wings, and the front metal grille was replaced by a stylish looking plastic one. The bonnet/hood of the Series 3 was re-styled with a rounded front edge and recessed spare wheel which both looked good and turned out to be practical. This bonnet/hood had been introduced on the Series 2a Station Wagons so it was not entirely new.

The interior of the Land Rover Series 3 was distinctly different in appearance. The plain metal, easy to maintain, central dashboard of the Series 2 and 2a was replaced with a modern looking plastic one which re-located the instruments directly in front of the driver. This was actually a very practical change as the instruments were easily visible and the whole dashboard gave the vehicle a rather more up-market look. On the Station Wagon models which included door trims, floor mats, and a roof lining, the interior looked positively classy.

The simplicity and robustness of the Series I proved hugely popular, with the Land Rover going on to become a British manufacturing success story that far exceeded initial expectations. In the first year of production, just 3048 Land Rovers were built, but that rose to 8000 in 1949 and by 1950 that jumped to 16,000.

Production: 1976
Body and chassis
Body style: 2-door Off-road vehicle

Powertrain
Engine: 2.25 L 62 hp (46 kW) I4 (Diesel)
Transmission 4-speed manual main transmission

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 88.0 in (2,235 mm) (SWB)
Length: 142.4 in (3,617 mm) (SWB)
Width: 66.0 in (1,676 mm)
Height: 77.5 in (1,968 mm) (SWB)
Color: Tangerine orange

Moto Guzzi v7

Moto Guzzi was established in 1921 in Mandello del Lario, Italy, the company is noted for its historic role in Italy’s motorcycling manufacture, its prominence worldwide in motorcycle racing, and industry innovations—including the first motorcycle centre stand, wind tunnel and eight-cylinder engine.

The year is 1966, The Moto Guzzi boys take what was basically a Fiat 500 engine, make it bigger, turn it sideways, and cram it into a motorcycle frame, and just like that, the Moto Guzzi V7 was born.

The V7 was originally 703.3ccs, made 40 HP, and weighed 507 pounds. It was the result of a request for proposal from Italy’s highway police. They had a big contract to award to the manufacturer that could make a motorcycle that met their strict standards, including being able to cover 100,000 km with the lowest possible repair costs. The V7 did this very well.

The V7 was so reliable in fact, so good at meeting the police standards of it’s time, and beating out it’s foreign competition, that before long, police forces from all over the world, including the LAPD, were reaching out to Moto Guzzi to make them V7 police motorcycles.

The V7 has housed a 750cc V-twin since 2009, but now the model boosts up to the air-cooled 853cc V-twin while maintaining the classically Moto Guzzi transverse configuration and meeting Euro 5 emissions standards. A six-speed gearbox and shaft drive work with the engine to deliver the power; the manufacturer claims 65 hp at 6,800 rpm and 53.8 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. Handling is very neutral. It drops into turns, handles low-speed maneuvers easily, and is stable on the highway. Braking on the V7 is done with a 320mm front disc and four-piston Brembo caliper and 260mm rear disc and two-piston caliper.

1991 Mini Cooper 1.3i

A car for the ages had been created. By 1964, MINI Cooper was a globally renowned marque. It won almost every competition imaginable – including historic wins at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. MINI and John Cooper had developed the classic MINI into a winner that was vastly superior to its competitors.

Throughout its evolution, the Mini was at the forefront of design and engineering innovation. It was the first small car to have front wheel drive and had small 10 inch wheels. It had a traverse engine, which saved space and allowed a reasonable sized engine to fit into a small engine cavity.

Around the world, the MINI phenomenon has been reborn. Proof that great fuel efficiency, an almost limitless range of customization, incredibly tight handling and an undeniably cheeky personality are truly timeless qualities.

The Mini is simple, stylish and self confident. Its clever use of space, compact design and excellent road handling ensured the it was to become a fun, affordable and perennial classic icon.

The Mini Cooper 1.3i (man. 4) from 1991, is a 2-door fastback sedan body and Line-4 1275 cm3 / 77.7 cui, 46 kW / 63 PS / 62 hp (ECE) of power, 95 Nm / 70 lb-ft of torque, 4-speed manual powertrain offered since November 1991 for Europe.

Engine manufacturer: BMC Austin A-Plus series 1275
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)
Fuel system: gasoline indirect injection
Charge system: naturally aspirated
Valves per cylinder: 2

Additional features: single-point fuel injection, OHV
Emission control: 3-way catalyst, Lambda-Sensor
Cylinders alignment:Line 4
Displacement: 1275 cm3 / 77.7 cui

What power?
Horsepower net: 46 kW / 63 PS / 62 hp (ECE) / 5700
Torque net: 95 Nm / 70 ft-lb / 3900

Mercedes 560 SL

In April 1971, Mercedes introduced the successor to the legendary ‘Pagoda’. Codenamed the R107, this quick, modern roadster met with huge success and more than 300,000 were built until August 1989. During its long career, it was fitted with V8 engines from 3.5 to 5.6 litres in capacity and an in-line ‘six’ of 2.8 and then 3.0 litres. The model was exported in large numbers to the United States and left its mark on the American cinema, thanks to the many films in which it appeared. Today, this cabriolet is highly sought-after: apart from the driving enjoyment it offers, Few examples remain in good condition, free from corrosion and with low mileage.

The model presented here

The model presented is a 560 SL, fitted with the 231bhp V8 and a four-speed automatic gearbox.

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Type: 560 SL

Body: Cabriolet

Body color: White

Interior color: Cream

Motor: V8 Injection

Displacement: 5547 cm3

Powerful: 231 HP

Gearbox: Automatic 4 rapports

Dimensions: L: 4,58 – I: 1,79

Options: AC