Minerva, the Goddess of Automobiles was the finest make produced by Belgium’s vibrant motor industry. Founded in Antwerp in 1899 by Dutchman. It has a powerful V-8 engine for a smoother ride and it is been used as a premium wedding car. Minerva began life as a bicycle maker, swiftly diversifying into the manufacture and supply of proprietary motorcycle engines before building its first powered automobile around the 19th Century. The manufacturers rose not only in Europe but in the United States as well where American film stars, politicians and industrialists appreciated the cars. The Minerva had the same quality as the Rolls Royce had, but was slightly less expensive.
Rolls-Royce Phantom III
The Rolls-Royce Phantom III was the final large Pre-war Rolls-Royce. Introduced in 1936, it replaced the Phantom II and it was the only V12 Rolls-Royce until the 1998 introduction of the Silver Seraph. 727 V12 Phantom III chassis were constructed from 1936 to 1939, and many have survived. The Rolls Royce cars were generally used as a wedding car. Although chassis production ceased in 1939, cars were still being bodied and delivered in 1940 and 1941. The very last car, though the rolling chassis was completed in 1941, was not delivered with a body to its owner until 1947. The Phantom III was the last car that Henry Royce worked on – he died, aged 70, a year into the Phantom III’s development.
Bentley 8 Litre
The Bentley 8 Litre was a luxury car by Bentley Motors Limited at Cricklewood, London. It is generally based on the largest rolling chassis made on 15 September 1930. It was the last completely new model by Bentley before the company’s financial collapse and forced a sale to Rolls-Royce Limited. Intended to provide the basis for a super-luxury car for the very wealthy buyers, the 8 Litre chassis was introduced a year into the Great Depression. The straight-six engine used a one-piece iron block and non-detachable cylinder head with a crankcase made from Elektron
1932 Bugatti Type 50
The Bugatti Type 50 is an automobile model of the French manufacturer Bugatti, designed by Ettore Bugatti and Jean Bugatti between the years 1931 and 1933. Type 50 is developed from remains of the Bugatti Type 46 which takes many elements. The 65 models produced are coaches, convertibles, coupes, sedans, and other tourers. Type 50 is driven by an 8-cylinder inline.
The Cadillac V-16 is also known by another name as the Cadillac Sixteen was Cadillac’s top of the line model from its January 1930 launch until 1940. The V-16 powered car was the first edition in the United States, both extremely expensive and exclusive, with all chassis finished to custom order. Only 4076 were constructed in its 11-year run, with the majority built in its initial years before the Great Depression took control of the economy. The onset of World War II reduced the sales, resulting in its decline. In the year 1926, Cadillac began the development of a new multi-cylinder car. A customer requirement was seen for a car powered by an engine simultaneously more powerful and smoother than any other available car models.
Chevrolet Series D V8
The 1917 Chevrolet Series D is an American automobile produced by Chevrolet between the period 1917 and 1918. Over 4,000 Series D cars were manufactured in the 1918 model year, and it was the first successful Chevrolet V8 car made. It was not until the year 1955 that Chevrolet made another V8. The Chevrolet Series D V8 internal combustion engine is a liquid-cooled, 4.7-liter capacity, designed and built by Chevrolet in 1917 and subsequently by General Motors Company’s new Chevrolet Division acquired as part of Chevrolet’s 1917 takeover of and merger into, GM in 1917 and 1918.