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Silvretta Classic 2012: The vehicle classes of the Silvretta Classic

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Class 1 (up to year of construction 1930)

A us from the beginnings of the automobile until 1930, the range of historic vehicles extends. Often there are engines up to eight liters, mostly distributed over six or eight cylinders, which power two-seater roadsters under the large hoods or power limousines that are reminiscent of stagecoaches. The American La France Simplex from 1914, with 75 hp from a six-cylinder with 9.5 liter displacement, fits in with this.

Class 2 ( from 1931 to 1946)

The limits of automotive growth have been reached. At least as far as the cubic capacities are concerned, this seems certain. That is why vehicles between 1931 and the end of the Second World War are also referred to as “Post Vintage” automobiles. The almost streamlined Skoda 420 Sport Monte Carlo built in 1938 makes some post-war cars look old and makes it faster than 31 hp from a four-cylinder with 1.4 liter displacement would suggest.

Class 3 (from 1947 to 1961)

The period up to 1961 is also known as the' Post War 'era. Not only pretzel beetles, Opel Kapitän or Ford Taunus appear here, which mobilized the masses after the war. A Mercedes gullwing, Porsche 356, Austin-Healey or the road cruiser in the USA are also icons of growing mobile freedom. Even then, the Jaguar C-Type Lightweight from 1953 with a 3.8-liter six-cylinder and 285 hp was already one of the exotic.

Class 4 (from 1962 to 1969)

The time window in which these cars were built is only eight years. The German economic boom is entering its final phase. Typical vehicles of this era are the Mercedes Pagoda, the VW Beetle and BMW 1600 or the Peugeot 404 of our French neighbors, which integrate into the increasingly dense road traffic. The VW Karmann Ghia Type 34 from 1969 fascinates as a beetle in a designer dress.

Class 5 (from 1970 to 1976)

Anyone who saw them as a new car in their youth would like to count them among the youngtimers, but now they are more than 30 years old and can call themselves oldtimers. For example the VW Golf I, which replaced the Beetle after a long construction period. Also a Mercedes-Benz of the W 115 series,a Ford Capri and even the first Fiesta are incorporated here. But also the VW Porsche 914, ridiculed as the Volksporsche at the time, here a four-cylinder model from 1973.

Class 6 (from 1977 to 1992 )

Mostly youngtimers appear here. Cars that are mostly between 20 and 30 years old and are well on their way to becoming classics. This includes the Audi Quattro from 1988, but also a Porsche 911 Carrera or a Citroën 2 CV, built in 1986, and a VW T2b bus. And of course the VW Beetle, the most common vehicle with an H license plate. Here as a much rarer convertible version, with a 50 hp boxer from 1979.


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