Legendary cars, which for decades has not removed from production
• Legendary cars, which for decades has not removed from the production of
Some designs proved simply timeless.
In a world where the implementation of moving picture with a billboard and marketers in a dispute with the engineers won the final and a crushing victory, it is difficult to imagine that once the cars could be produced for decades. But it was the same! Some designs proved simply timeless. On machines "out of time" - later in the review.
1. Ford Model T
Ford Model T stood on the assembly line 19 years - from 1908 to 1927.
And to begin, perhaps, is the vehicle by which Henry Ford "put America on wheels", and at the same time created the world's first conveyer assembly technology. cars were assembled by hand and were very expensive until the "Tin Lizzie." The price of the cheapest cars in 1908 amounted to about $ 1,100, Model T entered the market at a price of 825 dollars. This factor has provided car crazy popularity. And, despite the lower price, the car is not especially different from other cars of the time. Ford Model T stood on the assembly line 19 years - from 1908 to 1927. Car production was organized in Germany, the UK, France and Australia. more than 15 million copies have been issued for all the time.
2. Volkswagen Beetle
The legendary "Beetle" stood on the assembly line from 1938 to 2003.
Ferdinand Porsche had the idea of a compact and inexpensive, but technically perfect car since the beginning of the thirties. He repeatedly offered their achievements to various carmakers and regularly refused. However, Porsche did not give up and in 1933 met with Adolf Hitler himself, which is the idea that he was supported and given the task to create a people's car costing no more than 1000 Reichsmarks. The first "Beetles" were collected in 1937 in the factory Daimler-Benz. A July 1 the city was founded Stadt des KdV Vagens bei Fallersleben (now Wolfsburg), where the car factory is located. Thus was the first car of the Volkswagen brand. The legendary "Beetle" stood on the assembly line from 1938 to 2003 and was made in the amount of 21 529 464 cars.
Mini Cooper showed how important it is for the handling of a racing car.
In the late 50's due to disruptions in the supply of oil to the car manufacturers began to question the creation of ultra-low car. British Motor Corporation engineers, headed by Alec Issigonis in 1956 started the development of this car, and in 1959 the first specimens were put into production. The machine, known to us under the name "Mini" was sold under different names, for example, Austin Mini, Riley Elf, Wolseley Hornet, Leyland Mini, Morris Mascot. In 1961 the team of the Formula 1 Constructor "Cooper" Charles Cooper, who admired handling small car, set it a more powerful engine and disc brakes. Thus was born a true legend of racing Mini Cooper. The car, which has shown how important it is for the handling of a racing car. Mini stood on the assembly line from 1959 to 2000 and was awarded second place in the ranking of "Car of the Century", second only to Ford Model T.
4. Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Just think, Mercedes-Benz G-Class is produced without design changes since 1979.
Indeed, in the 21st century, marketing has long been dictated by the conditions in the car industry. However, the legendary "Gelendvagen" this fact does not seem to care. Just think, Mercedes-Benz G-Class is produced without design changes since 1979. The car designed as a vehicle for the military, is now, in fact, just a branding toy. Despite this, any one produced Gelendvagenov - a real SUV that can drive the most difficult conditions. Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been manufactured for over 39 years and, apparently, will be for a long time.