Abadal – Imperia – Buick

Abadal

1917 Imperial Abadal

The Imperia-Abadal model was manufactured by Imperia under Abadal license

Abadal Vehicles

The Abadal was a Spanish car manufactured between 1912 and 1923, named after Francisco Abadal. Considered a fast luxury car, it was closely patterned on the Hispano-Suiza and offered in two models. One had a 3104 cc four-cylinder engine while the other had a 4521 cc six-cylinder engine.

Soon after the inception of the Abadal line, the Belgian company Impéria began building Abadals under license as Impéria-Abadals. In 1916 Abadal acquired the Buick agency, and Barcelona-built Abadals after that year had Buick power units and featured custom coachwork. These cars were called “Abadal-Buicks”. M. A. Van Roggen (formerly of Springuel) took over the Belgian operation soon after, and built around 170 more Impéria-Abadals. Among the models produced were a 2992cc 16-valve four-cylinder OHC sports model and three prototype 5630 cc straight-eights. The company ceased automobile production in 1923.

Francisco Abadal (nicknamed Paco) was a Hispano-Suiza salesman and racing driver in Barcelona. He began this enterprise in 1912, and upon its cessation became an agent of General Motors in Spain. General Motors’ plans in 1930 related to a prototype named the Abadal Continental never materialised.

Abadal Y-12 aero-engine

Abadal also produced the Abadal Y-12 aero-engine, a multiple bank in-line engine with twelve cylinders in three banks of four arranged in a Y.

References

  1. Jump up^ Burgess Wise, David (1979). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles. London: New Burlington Books. ISBN0 906286 16 6.

Imperia Automobiles

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Impéria Automobiles
 was a Belgian automobile factory, active from 1906 until 1948. The factory in Nessonvaux, Liège, Belgium, had a rooftop test track since 1928.

1932 Imperia 7-25 CV berline

Imperia 7-25 CV from 1932

History

1938 Imperia

Imperia TA-9 BS 1938
1948 Imperia TA-8 Sport fl3q

1948 Imperia TA-8 Sport
Imperia Standard Vanguard Convertible (16519977122)

Standard Vanguard convertible built by Imperia

Impéria was a Belgian automobile manufactured from 1906 until 1948. Products of the Ateliers Piedboeuf of Liège, the first cars were designed by the German Paul Henze. These were four-cylinders of 3, 4.9, and 9.9 litres. The next year, the company moved to Nessonvaux, Trooz municipality, and began production in the old Pieper factory. Impéria produced a monobloc 12 hp (8.9 kW) in 1909. In 1910, the company merged with Springuel.

The Nessonvaux factory began producing Impéria-Abadals from about 1916. In 1921, it built three ohc 5.6-litre straight-eights. These were quickly replaced by an ephemeral ohc 3-litre 32-valve four-cylinder which had a top speed of 90 mph (140 km/h). This was followed by an 1100 cc slide-valve 11/22 hp four designed by Couchard, one of the first cars ever built with a sunroof. Its engine rotated counterclockwise, and its transmission brake also served as a servo for those on the front wheels. In 1927 a six-cylinder of 1624 cc appeared; this had been available in three-carburettor Super Sports form from 1930.

In 1925, the company hired Louis de Monge as chief research engineer. Some of his work included torsion bar suspension and automatic transmissions. De Monge left in 1937 to join Bugatti, where he would design the Bugatti 100P racer plane.

Around and on top of the factory buildings, there was a test track over 1 km long. The track was built in 1928. The only other rooftop test tracks were on Fiat’s Lingotto plant, opened in 1923, and Palacio Chrysler in Buenos Aires, opened in 1928.

Over the course of four years, Impéria took over three other Belgian car manufacturers: Métallurgique (1927), Excelsior (1929), and Nagant (1931). From 1934 until the company folded it built mainly front-wheel-drive Adlers with Belgian-made coachwork. The company merged with Minerva in 1934, but they split in 1939.

In addition to its production in Belgium, Impéria made a number of cars in Great Britain; these were assembled at a factory in Maidenhead.

From 1947 to 1949 Impéria built its last model TA-8 which combined an Adler Trumpf Junior-type chassis with an engine originally intended for the Amilcar Compound.

After 1948 Impéria assembled Standard Vanguards under license and also built a unique convertible version. After Standard decided to set up a new factory in Belgium, the factory was left without work and had to close doors in 1957.

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Imperia Nessonvaux piste

In popular culture

In Michael Chabon‘s 2004 novel The Final Solution, set in 1944, the Anglican vicar drives a Belgian Impéria.

2009 revival

The Imperia GP was going to be sold in 2013. The car was designed by Denis Stevens. The Imperia GP roadster would have had PowerHybrid motorization technology developed by Green Propulsion.

Pictures from my collection:

 

References

  1. Jump up^ Pegasus, newsletter of the Bugatti Association, issue 23
  2. Jump up^ “Trooz (Municipality, Province of Liège, Belgium)”. 12 January 2010.
  3. Jump up^ “Testing cars on the factory rooftop – Imperia (Nessonvaux, Liège, Belgium)”. 21 April 2009.
  4. Jump up^ Ritzinger, André. “Imperia TA-8”http://www.ritzsite.nl. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  5. Jump up^ The Final Solution, pp. 87, 88.
  6. Jump up^ “Imperia Automobiles”. Imperia-auto.be. Retrieved 19 July 2009.

David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Automobile

External links

History of the company (in French)

Site with pictures

Imperia

Green Propulsion

AMBULANCES part IV international Ambulances on Alphabet C after Citroën

AMBULANCES part IV international Ambulances on Alphabet C after Citroën:

Clement Bayard Ambulance

Commer ambulances, some Karrier ambulances are build on a Commer Chassis

COTNER-BEVINGTON
PROFESSIONAL
CARS 
DISTINGUISHED CRAFTSMANSHIP 

Ambulances, Hearses, Limousines and other Professional Cars

Oldsmobile Division provided unfinished Dynamic 88s to the
Cotner-Bevington Corporation of Blytheville, Arkansas (formerly the Comet
Coach Company). Cotner-Bevington stretched the wheelbase to 150 inches
and finished them as Cotington models for the funeral and ambulance trade.
Despite being Dynamic 88s, they were trimmed on the outside as Super 88s.

Cotner-Bevington also offered Seville models – a line of compact coaches.
Sevilles were based on unfinished Dynamic 88 Celebrity Sedans. This line
featured a standard wheelbase and had significantly less standard equipment.

  Cotner-Bevington Coachbuilders mostly on Oldsmobile chassis, but sometimes also on Buick and Pontiac Chassis

photograph (Q 29207) Crossley Ambulance, British Red Cross Society garage, Boulogne, 1916. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205269135

 Several Crossley Ambulances mostly during WWI

Cunningham Ambulances


CWS  Centralne Warsztaty Samochodowe Poland

AMBULANCES part II international Ambulances on Alphabet A + B

AMBULANCES A:

1912-14 Adler betreft met zeer waarschijnlijk een carroserie v d N.V. Fabriek voor luxe rijtuigen en automobielen vh gebroeders H & F Kimman De nieuwe Haarlemsche ziekenauto zijingang

Uhlik – adler

1934 Adler Standard 8 B-20341 NL

Adler w61 5555©Holger Erdmann

Adler KFZ 13 Armoured CAR

adler 60-61

Adler Favorit 4 K Krankenwagen ©Holger Erdmann

Ambulance Planes:

1939-albion-463

1918 solresim albion-rontgen turkey

Albion model 40 Ambulance

Albion AM463

1953 ALFA ROMEO 1900 AMBULANCE – by Carrozzeria Colli of Turin

1956 Alfa Romeo 6c 2500 ambulance colli Alfa Romeo Police Ambulance

1958 Ambulance Alfa Romeo F12

Alfa Romeo Alfetta Ambulanza (Carrozzeria Grazia) + Alfa Romeo F12

1973 Alfa Romeo F12 Ambulanza (Maurizio Boi)

Alfa Romeo 2 Fadisa Rode Kruis Ambulancia

Alfa Romeo Ambulance

ALFA ROMEO F12

Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Ambulancia

1988 Alfa Romeo 14 AR 6 Ambulance (Alessio3373)

2007 Alfa Romeo-159-Wagon-Ambulance

Alfa Romeo (A-0.3-TE) Sp

Alfa Romeo Alfetta Ambulanza (Carrozzeria Grazia)

1993 Ambulance Alm Acmat UN 4×4 1996 Ambulance ALM-АСМАТ ТРК-4.32SB, 4×4 ALM-АСМАТ Ambulances

Alvis Stormer ambulance and an FV432 armoured personnel carrier

1953 Alvis FV 603 Saracen Series V

Alvis FV104 Samaritan Ambulance

Alvis saracen ambulance


Ambulance – Emergency – boats – ships

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All Emergency – Evacuation – Ambulance Buses

V0015528 Boer War: field cycle ambulance. Pen and ink drawing.

April 1908: A cycle ambulance on display at a coal mining rescue school. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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Cycle Respons Units, Field Ambulances and Trycyle Ambulances

  Motor and Scooter Fast Reaction vehicles and ambulances

American La France 500 series 15020 Ambulance

2007 AM-16305 ACTERRA AMERICAN LA FRANCE AMBULANCE

2005 Freightliner M2 American La France Medic Master Crew Cab High Top Fire Rescue Ambulance

2007 FREIGHTLINER BUSINESS CLASS M2 AMERICAN LA FRANCE MEDIC MASTER WALK THROUGH MEDIUM DUTY AMBULANCE

2004 Freightliner M-2 American La France Medic Master Crew Cab High Top Medium Duty Ambulance

ARA sanita Ambulance Roe

Auburn professional vehicle ambulance

1932 Superior Auburn Ambulance emergency stationwagon

Audi Fast responders.

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Different Austin Ambulances Civil and Army

1930 Austro-Fiat Ambulances  1936 Austro-Fiat AF Junior Krankenwagen

1936-37 Austro Fiat AFN Fahrschule WH-678217 © Sammlung Holger Erdmann

1937 Austro Fiat AFN 1-5-2t Lkw San Einheit Ambulance © Sammlung Holger Erdmann

WW1-KuK-AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN-ARMY-VINTAGE-CAR-automobile

* I don’t know for sure if this is an Austro Fiat, but it’s a quess.

1983 Avia A-21 F

1990 Avia A21 Fire-Resque-ambulance

Avia 20 Fourgon ambulance

 AVIA TAZ Ambulance

Avia A21 TAZ Neretva ambulance

 avia taz neretva ambulance

Dear viewers and readers, when you know about more ambulances starting with the A, I’m grateful and then I fill this blog on so its get still more interesting and complete. Thanks already.

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