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Austin Healey 3000

The Austin Healey 3000 was introduced in 1959. The 2912 cc engine produced 132 hp which was later increased to 150 hp.

 

1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 1: 2-seater1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 1: 2-seater

1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 1: 4-seater1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 1: 4-seater

1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 1: 2 and 4 seater models1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 1: 2 and 4 seater models

 

Aronde P60 (1959-1963)

Aronde P60 (1959-1963)

P60

1960 Simca Etoile

 

P60

1960 Simca Montlhéry

P60

1960 Simca Castel

P60

Skoda Octavia 1959-1964

Skoda Octavia 1959-1964

According to a 1959 factory press release, the Octavia was based mechanically on the 440. "It gains admiration at the first glance, due to its classical, purposeful elegance, that has nothing in common with the different extravagances of fashion, that try to attract attention at all costs." Remember: this is about the time the Mini was introduced!

Skoda Octavia

1959 Skoda Octavia

 

 

Oldsmobile 1959-1960

Oldsmobile 1959-1960

Obviously major styling changes for 1959

Opel Kapitän 1959-1963

Opel Kapitän 1959-1963

Again a new design. This model, also known as the P-LV, was larger than its predecessor. It still had the panorama-style windscreen, but the completely redesigned rear and lower grille gave the new Kapitän a distinctive appearance.

1960 Opel Kapitan

1960 Opel Kapitän

When production ceased in December 1963 145.616 units had been manufactured.

Floride & Caravelle 1959-1968

Floride & Caravelle 1959-1968

Renault Floride

Renault Floride

 

Floride Dinky Toy

Floride Dinky Toy

 

Renault Caravelle

Renault Caravelle

 

NSU Sport Prinz

NSU Sport Prinz

Sportprinz

NSU Sport Prinz

The Sport Prinz was designed at Bertone studios by Franco Scaglione

NSU Sport Prinz

1959 NSU Sport Prinz

 

Prinz Coupe

Ford Taunus 12M 1959-1962

Ford Taunus 12M 1959-1962

In 1959 the globe in the centre of the grille had made way for more modern syling, although technically all remained the same.

1959 Ford Taunus 12M

1959 Ford Taunus 12M

1959 Ford Taunus 12M

1959 Ford Taunus 12M

Fiat 1800

Fiat 1800

Fiat 1800

Fiat 1800

Fiat 1800

Fiat 1800 Special Sedan

Fiat 1800 Special Sedan

De Soto 1959 Diplomat

1959 De Soto Diplomat

1959 De Soto Diplomat
 

The '59 Diplomat was powered by the "Golden Commando" 5.9 litre V8 engine, but a 'small' 3.7-litre 6 cylinder was also available. The fins were impressive, but nothing compared with the 1960 models.

 

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