GM Futurliner

The GM Futurliners were a group of custom vehicles, styled in the 1940s by Harley Earl for General Motors, and integral to the company’s Parade of Progress — a North American traveling exhibition promoting future cars and technologies.

At 33 feet long, 8 feet wide, more than 11 feet tall, and weighing more than 12 tons, each Futurliner featured heavily stylized Art deco, streamlined bodywork, deep red side and white roof paint, large articulated chrome side panels, a military-grade 302-cu.in. GMC straight-six gasoline engine and automatic transmission, whitewall tires and a prominent, high-mounted, centrally located driver command position with a panoramic windshield. 12 Futurliners were manufactured, with nine still known to exist as of 2007.

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1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

1966 Ferarri 330 GTC

When hearing the name Ferrari, speed and performance immediately come to mind. This powerhouse producer has emblazoned the automobile world with numerous samplings of automotive genius. The 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC is no exception. This beauty exemplifies everything that the Ferrari tradition has mastered. The Pininfarina styling provided the elegance demanded of the top performance machine.

In its favor, the 330 GTC has an independent suspension system among many of the features. Another important element was the addition of disc brakes with servo assist. This allowed for excellent handling and a smooth ride. She runs fast too, reaching speeds of 152 mph. It was recorded to go from 0 – 60 in 6.9 seconds, and 0 – 100 in under 17 seconds. What is it that makes this machine a dream?

The body features steel over tubular steel chassis. Rear wheel drive and worm and roller steering kept this beast in check. With a curb weight of 2866 pounds and 173 inches from bumper to bumper, the Ferrari 330 GTC was a lovely sight to see.

The V12 Type 209 60 engine is supported by an SOHC valvetrain fed by 3 Weber 40 DFI carburetors. The bore and stroke is 77 and 71 mm respectively. The displacement measures out at 3967cc, and the specific output is 75.62bhp per litre.

Any auto enthusiast certainly will respect the class and appearance of the Ferrari line. Although the 330 GTC is not high on the list, there is an appreciation of the fine craftsmanship put into the heart and soul of this machine. Things that the car is known for is the five speed gearbox and optional air conditioning. The wheels also had options with a classy Borrani wire wheels, or the traditional 10-hole alloy wheels. Both provide the striking unmistakable image of a classic Ferrari.

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