Other SWM Race Cars

Other  SWM  Race  Cars Research  Continues  On  The  Car  Below The Mannl family identifies the car below as a car that they didn’t build as currently configured but one that may have been modified over the years.  The family says … Continue reading

Mannl Family Sports/Race Car Story

Mannl  Family  Sports / Race  Car  Story From 1962, Stefan Mannl drove on the BMW 700 coupe circuit and mountain race.  Stefan Mannl, born 1940 and Wenzelmann, 1938 operated a gas station and motor vehicle. Workshop in Munchen.  Inspired by … Continue reading

1969, September: Austro Motor Magazine

Ad For Sale Austro Motor Magazine: September, 1969 Translated Ad “…..also over 200 km/h v-max for the price of approx. 15.000.- German marks is promising the Munich company SWM.  In the small, only 103 cm high sports prototype will run … Continue reading

The Coachbuilt Cars of Cliff Byfield – A Story of Australian Excellence


On The Left – One of the Latest Cars by Cliff Byfield. On The Right – One of his First.

Hi Gang… Today we’re sharing the first story by John Mellberg of Rare Component Cars.  I introduced John to you last week in the following story: Click Here To Review John Mellberg Introduction to Our Undiscovered Classics Audience John’s first … Continue reading

Mystery Singer Special Surfaces in South Africa


Nice Proportions For a Sports Car – I hope we can find out the heritage here

Hi Gang… I love Singer Specials.  Strong engine with overhead cam.  Custom bodies – usually lightweight fiberglass, and all usually built in the 1952-1955 era.  And besides…..Singers are fun and Singers are rare.  These cars tick all the boxes for … Continue reading

The 1960 Floridian and Seagrave – Story By Robert Cunningham


Here’s one of the two Seagrave / Floridian Cars that have been found. This one went to auction in 2018.

Hi Gang… Today I’m honored to share an article by our friend and intrepid “historian-adventurer” Bob Cunningham.  Bob has always had an affinity for small cars, lost marques and their history.  Today’s article about the Floridian / Seagrave has never … Continue reading