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Silvretta Classic 2015: 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, this class 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. A typical representative of this class is the Bentley 4 1/2 liter from 1928, whose 4.5 liter in-line 4-cylinder released for 110 athletic horses at the time. A_-headline__article - beta '> 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 World War II are also referred to as 'Post Vintage' automobiles. With the headlights integrated into the fender, the Chevrolet pickup from 1946 shows a design that will be valid for years; its six-cylinder in-line engine has an impressive 3.5 liter displacement, but an extremely stable 91 hp.

Class 3 (from 1947 to 1961)

The period up to 1961 is also called 'Post War' Epoch. 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. Or the 'small' SL, the 190 built in 1961 with a four-cylinder in-line engine that produces 105 hp from a displacement of 1.8 liters.

Class 4 (from 1962 to 1969)

During the sixties, the German economic boom entered its last Phase. Typical vehicles of this era are the Mercedes Pagoda, the VW Beetle and the BMW of the 'new class' or the Peugeot 404 from our French neighbor. The Mini also dates from this period, then under the Morris label, later belonging to British Leyland. With 125 hp from 1.3 liters displacement, the red Cooper S from 1965 was a serious racing machine.

Class 5 (from 1970 to 1976)

Anyone who saw these cars as new in their youth , would like to be one of the young timers, but with around 40 years on theBuckel are now among the classic cars. For example the VW Golf I, which replaced the eternal Beetle. A Mercedes-Benz of the W 115 series, a Ford Capri and even the first Fiesta are also integrated here. And the Ford 17 M, in the Coupé́ version as RS with 2 liter V6 engine and 90 hp, to be mentioned as rarely as almost sporty.

Class 6 (from 1977 to 1994)

The youngtimer class. Cars that are usually 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 Mercedes-Benz W 126 and a VW T3b bus. The Mercedes SL of the R107 series was built for an incredible 18 years - from 1971 to 1989.


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