Tag: roadster

Classic Car Review: 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster
casino blog
28 August 2010

Classic Car Review: 1956 Porsche 356 SpeedsterOne of the untold stories of the early sports car era is that most of the world’s high-end models were coming straight out of a Europe but selling only in America. Not that the Europeans didn’t love their sports cars as much as anyone else, but America was the better market for these expensive toys, and the Porsche 356 line was absolutely huge in the states for a few years.

The Porsche 356 was in production from 1948 until 1965 and remains one of the Porsche’s most popular models. The most popular from the 356 era was the 1956 model – the Type 1 (T1) 356A Speedster roadster.

Realistically, there weren’t that many changes in the 1956 model from previous years – just a few nips, tucks and improvements. However, it was the culmination of the entire genre built into one car that really made a lasting impression on any and everyone who owned a 1956 Porsche Speedster.

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Classic Cars: 1964 Ford Mustang 289
casino blog
19 August 2010

Classic Cars: 1964 Ford Mustang 289Ford was the first big-time automaker in America and one of the first popular mass produced lines around the globe. Henry Ford single-handedly ushered in a new era of automobiles with his early releases, but none would go on to identify an era like the release of the Ford Mustang in the 1960s. American muscle was already a genre thanks to Chevy, but Ford took it to a new level.

The Mustang is still one of Ford’s most popular models, with millions sold every year, but the first release in 1964 was something well ahead of its time.

Based on the Ford Falcon, the Mustang was designed to be a “pony car” – a two-door coupe sporty car with a short rear deck and long hood. It has been described using many terms, such as a sports car and roadster, but most Mustang enthusiasts know the brand as simply Ford muscle.

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