Fleetwood Metal Body was opened on April 1, 1909 in Fleetwood, PA. It was an independent bodybuilding company until it was acquired by Fisher Body, a division of General Motors. The company continued its activities until 1931, when all production facilities were transferred to Detroit.
The company Fleetwood Metal Body until 1909 has already established itself as a manufacturer of fine aluminum bodies. In those days, many well-known personalities from the USA and from foreign countries such as India, Japan, Poland addressed her orders.
Exclusive – that was exactly the word that attracted the rich. They purchased the engine, chassis and Continue reading
Aston Martin Rapide is built on the AM / VH platform – on the same as the 2-door DB9. The platform was stretched by a good 11 inches, and it turned out a kind of 4-door coupe, as its creators position Rapide. The vehicle is 5019 mm long and 1359 mm high. Relatively short overhangs, a long wheelbase (3.02 m), to freely accommodate 4 passengers.
The interior of Rapide is made in the best traditions of the Aston Martin brand. On the front panel is veneer of valuable wood species. Partially carbon fiber and matted aluminum, everywhere handmade. Fine leather upholstery. By the way, only one master is engaged in interior decoration. This is a Continue reading
Asia Rocsta debuted in 1989. The model was equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox and one of two engines – gasoline (1.8 l, 86 hp) and atmospheric diesel (2.2 l, 72 hp). The mechanical part of this SUV is copied from the legendary Willis, the one that was supplied by our allies during the World War II through land-lease.
In 1994, a modernization was carried out, affecting the appearance and interior, as a result of which the front of the car began to resemble the first generation Mitsubishi Pajero. At the same time, sales of cars with a body extended by 45 cm began. In parallel with the “new” Rocsta, the previous modifications were produced.
In 1996, more than a hundred cars were assembled from car kits at the Avtotor Kaliningrad plant. All of them were diesel and, depending on the configuration, could have air conditioning and power steering. Continue reading