Most any die-hard classic automobile fan can tell you all about a Ferrari, Benz and Rolls-Royce but were you aware that there are several other cars that aren’t on the hit-list of oldies to collect? Let’s take a closer look at some of these obscure models and get you all caught up on your classics.
1958 GM Firebird III
The Firebird III model was an intentionally altered form of its Firebird I and II self as far as rockets were concerned. They were flattened out which gave it a lower kind of feel and profile. It had two distinct bubble pods and numerous rear plane-like wings which were absolutely massive. The actual name had been revived in 1967 when GM launched their Pontiac Firebird.
It turns out that the initial monocoque framework for the Marcos cars were actually manufactured from high-grade plywood. The Marcos founders Jem Marsh and Frank Costin had this come about after they were doing work on the World War II De Havilland Mosquito and it was also made of plywood. It’s needless to say that soon after this was replaced by steel material.
1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II
This Spoiler II model was strictly developed to pass the standard certification that was required for racing. It was a rare performance version that was to specifically race in NASCAR. These racing models had a Ford FE 427 engine and were only created in the early weeks of the production year. (more…)