Sunday, March 30, 2014

What's in our Car Town garage today? (March 30, 2014)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

1969 Ferrari 365 GTS4/Daytona Spider

The GTS/4 is the open top version of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, known unofficially as the Daytona because of Ferrari's 1-2-3 finish in the February 1967 24 Hours of Daytona with the 330 P4, well that's the theory anyway. Even though it still comes with the same V12 as its hardtop equivalent, the Spider version is probably one of the rarest machines in history because 122 units have been made, less than the hardtop equivalent.

1969 Ferrari 365 GTS4/Daytona Spider

1971 Buick Riviera

One of the most notable features in this third-generation Buick Riviera is the addition of the Max Trac, that's Buick's call for the traction control system that prevents the wheels from spinning out during acceleration on wet surfaces. The third-generation Riviera is powered by a 455 7.5L V8 engine mated with a 3-speed automatic gearbox but it has lower compression ratio to meet EPA regulations.

1971 Buick Riviera

Ferrari 288 GTO

This Ferrari was originally built to compete with the Group B race series but when fatal accidents spelled the end of the Group B racing, the 288 GTO never went into racing, leaving all 272 units be sold into road-legal cars. It's powered by a 2.9L V8 turbo engine that Ferrari says it will do 0-60mph in a four second mark and a top speed of 189mph, making this the first-ever road car to reach the 300kph mark.

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

1972 Lamborghini Espada 400 GTE

It's quite bizarre that Lamborghini once made a shooting brake in the form of the Espada grand tourer which was styled by the famed Marcelo Gandini from Bertone, the same man behind the Countach. Aside from being a shooting brake, the Espada is the first bonafide four-seater Lambo with 1217 units built during its 10 year tenure. It is the first Lamborghini to come with an automatic gearbox capable to survive the torque of the 4.0L V12 engine but unlike any other automatic gearboxes, the automatic gearbox in the Espada had a rather bizarre gearing from D, 1, and R.

1972 Lamborghini Espada 400 GTE

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