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Winston Churchill’s Daimler up for auction

A Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupé which belonged to Sir Winston Churchill is set to hit the auction block. Built in 1939 and featuring coachwork by Carlton Carriage Co., the Daimler was used by the British Prime Minister during his election campaigns in 1944 and 1949. One of eight of the

Russian billionaire buys Hitler’s Mercedes

A Russian billionaire has bought Hitler's Mercedes for $8.3 million. The midnight blue 770 K model car was locked away in a collector's garage in Bielefeld along with seven other vehicles used by Nazi leaders. Michael Froehlich, a Duesseldorf car dealer, said he brokered the deal for the unnamed billionaire, who also

The history of headlights

Ridelust has an interesting post on the history of the car headlamp. Today we’re going to take a look at a piece of automotive equipment that most people don’t give much thought to unless you’re blinded by them or forget to turn them on and get a freakin’ ticket. Headlights have

The Secret Telegraphic Codes of Henry Ford

An archivist at the Henry Ford Musuem was looking through the vast collection of office papers when she came across what she thought was a secret code. It turned out to be a commercial telegraphic code. “My” code was created by or for Ernest Liebold, who, as Henry Ford’s longtime personal

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