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June 19, 2019

Do You Know The Answers To These Questions?

by Mike –

Below are the DeLorean DMC-12, BMW M1 and Lotus Esprit Turbo sitting next to each other at the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance recently.

What do these three cars have in common?

De Lorean DMC-12, BMW M1, Lotus Esprit Turbo

De Lorean DMC-12, BMW M1, Lotus Esprit Turbo

1965 and 1966 Shelby GT350

What is at least one way to tell if the cars below are a 1965 or 1966 Shelby GT350 that can be seen in these photos?

Shelby GT350

196? Shelby GT350

Shelby GT350

196? Shelby GT350

Who was the designer of the Lamborghini Espada?

Lamborghini Espada

Lamborghini Espada

What is this blue car below?

Lamborghini Jarama

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What is so special about this particular Ferrari 250 GTO?

Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO

Which company designed the Isetta and then licensed the design to BMW?

BMW Isetta

BMW Isetta

Below is the famous designer, Raymond Loewy, with one of his custom creations. He also designed production cars – which make and model is he best known for?

Raymond Loewy And His Custom Jaguar XKE In 1966

Raymond Loewy And His Custom Jaguar XKE In 1966

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  1. Raymond Loewy was hired by Studebaker for design work, on at least two different occasions. The first time was in the late 1930’s, when he led a rather large design team at Studebaker producing several noteworthy models. In 1947, Studebaker produced the first, all new postwar model beating the big three by 2 years. Headed by Virgil Exner, Loewy’s design team produced the ’47 model with a 180 degree wrap around rear window. The iconic “bullet nose” models would follow in 1950. The Studebaker design team hit another home run when the team, headed by Robert Bourke designed the 1953 Studebaker Starliner and Starlight Coupes. The second time around with the South Bend automaker was in 1961, when new President Sherwood Egbert called Loewy up to redesign the Studebaker line to attract a younger generation. “Different By Design,” was the slogan, but performance was what Egbert had in mind to attract a younger crowd, so was born the Avanti. Years earlier, Loewy restyled his BMW 507, and many design features would be found on the production Avanti, such as the asymmetrical hood, front parking lights, and large rear window with short rear overhang. The Loewy 507 resides in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art here in Southern California and it was a part of the 507 feature at Pebble Beach in 2013.

  2. Dear Mike,

    Apart from being mid engined, rear wheel drive sports cars built of materials other than steel they share the same designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. In the Lotus’s case it was attributed to his design company Ital design.

    Eric

  3. I believe the 250 GTO is the 1962-63 FERRARI 250 GTO BERLINETTA that was recently sold for $38,115,000 at Bonhams, Quail Valley auction this past August.

    If I remember correctly, the ’65 Shelby GT350 did not have the air scoop in front of the rear wheels, the ’66 did.

    Isetta: First designed in Italy by Iso Autoveicoli. BMW remanufactured most of the parts when they licensed the design.

    Leaving the rest up to you guys…

    • Jim,

      Yes, this is the Ferrari GTO that set the record price for a car sold at a public auction and that is special.

      Correct on the air scoop in front of the Shelby GT350 rear wheels – that is what I was looking for but there may be other answers too.

      Iso is the correct answer for the creator of the Isetta.

  4. Good answer by Eric. The Blue car is a Lamborghini Jarama and I think the top car is a ’66 GT350 because of the side scoop.

    • Edward,

      The blue car is indeed a Lamborghini Jarama and it reminds me of the Iso Lele probably because they were designed by the same designer.

      You are also correct on the Shelby GT350.

  5. The Espada was designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone. The blue car is a Lamborghini Jarama also designed by Bertone.

    The BMW Isetta was originally designed and built by Iso well before the Rivolta or Grifo in the late fifties. The Isetta helped to save BMW from bankruptcy.

    The 65 Shelby had no rear brake duct and the faux rear vent behind the rear 1/4 window. The 66 had the duct and glass instead of the faux vent

  6. Richard,

    Correct the Espada was designed by Gandini and the blue car is a Lamborghini Jarama also designed by Gandini.

    The Isetta did help BMW survive and was created by Iso in the early 1950s and Iso factory entered Isettas finished first, second and third in the economy class at the 1954 Mille Miglia. Isetta means “little Iso”.

    You are correct about the Shelby GT350 – the main answer I was looking for was the air scoop in front of the rear wheels because it is easy to see in these two photos.

  7. Ciaran J Payne says

    Hi Mike

    My understanding of the term Shooting Brake, is from the early part of the last century or rather the one prior to that, the 19C, is that it arose from use of a particular style of Horse drawn wooden wagon used by the Rich and Titled Landed Gentry for rushing around their vast Country Estates shooting the local wild life of any description for their dinners, and fun, hence the Term, ESTATE CAR. These carriages were usually “open” but could be closed also, and from these evolved the motor driven variety, doctored by the Americans as Station Wagon, which was the primary purpose of their use I assume, but latterly as every day transport, shopping car, holiday car etc. and also, very versatile, usability.

    Regards

    Ciara Payne.(UK)

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