1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 by Bertone

1968 Lamborghini Miura P400

When you envision sports cars there are a few names that readily come to mind. Among the top of the list is the Lamborghini. One such model that was a good speedster and performance jackpot is the 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 by Bertone. This model featured a 3.9 V12 engine. The engine was mid-mounted and had a 82 / 62 bore and stroke. The displacement of the engine was a cool 3929 cc.

The compression ratio for performance was at 9.5:1, and 350HP and 7,000 rpm. For its day, this beauty offered a sheer pristine ride and was a rival to be counted on against competitors. With a fuel feed of four Weber downdraught carburetors and two overhead cams per cylinder bank it is hard to imagine a more perfect combination.

The Miura P400 sported a 5-speed manual and rear wheel drive. Both front and rear suspension had lower and upper wishbones with coil springs and a stabilizing bar. The rack and pinion steering combined with hydraulic operation Girling disc brakes caps off the wonder of this amazing machinery.

The 2-door coupe is common among high performance vehicles, and this particular model with coachwork by Bertone left for little to be desired. From build to output, this baby took nothing for granted. It was known as the flagship of the Lamborghini line, and is a well respected vehicle of its time.

From the mid-engine transverse layout was very different from Lamborghini cars of previous years. The V12 engine also was unique in that it merged with the differential and transmission. This allowed for little space to be found in the well designed final product. Auto enthusiasts were impressed by the showing when it was first displayed, and collectors today still appreciate the value and quality of a spectacular sports car.

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1968 Aston Martin DB6

The Aston Martin DB6 is a true classic car. Aston Martin produced the DB6 for six years from 1965 to 1970. Only 1321 DB6 coupes were ever built offering today’s collectors limited opportunities to find the much coveted 1968 DB6.

The Aston Martin DB6 offered buyers a radical change from previous models. Consumers loved the DB4 and DB5 but criticized the limited leg room in both models. The company choose to increase the interior leg room on the DB6. This luxurious yet roomier version offered drivers more space while still being a a classic roadster.

Specifications on the Aston Martin DB6 allowed for increased head room and interior space. The chassis was expanded almost four inches and moved to the rear of the vehicle which allowed for added back seat seating space. The windshield was extended higher offering driver’s considerable more head room. Aston Martin removed the receding tail and gave the car a more refined look much like the Ferrari of those times.

The 1968 Aston Martin DB6 offered drivers a five speed manual transmission with the capability of reaching 150 mph. A four liter, six cylinder engine with horsepower of 282 made this vehicle a true roadster. Four wheel power assisted disc brakes and an independent front suspension with spring and shock absorbers were standard on the DB6. Optional features in the DB6 were power steering and air conditioning.

The changes in the Aston Martin DB6 offered drivers a more secure driving experience without losing the thrill of the speed and handling of a true roadster.

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