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EAGLE
Eagle was a short-lived marque of the Chrysler Corporation that was made from the remains of American Motors Corporation, aimed at the enthusiast driver. Even though the brand was short-lived, the Vision sold in respectable numbers, while the Talon sold more than 115,000 units. Eagle ran for 10 years, 1988 to 1998.

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The Edonis is a car created by Italian automobile manufacturer B Engineering.

It is based on the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport but has been extensively re-engineered. About the only thing retained from the original Bugatti is the carbon-fiber chassis. Both the exterior and interior of the car have been completely redesigned. The 3.5 liter Bugatti engine has had its displacement increased from 3500 cc to 3760 cc. The original four small IHI turbochargers have been replaced by two larger units from the same manufacturer. Engine power has been boosted from 610 hp DIN (448 kW) and 650 Nm (479 ft·lbf) of torque to 680 hp DIN (500 kW) at 8000 rpm and 735 Nm (539 ft·lbf).

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EDSEL edsel logo edsel badge
The Edsel was a make of automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company during the 1958, 1959 and 1960 model years. The car brand is best known as the most spectacular failure in the history of the United States automobile industry.

In the early 1950s, Ford Motor Co. became a publicly-traded corporation that was no longer entirely owned by members of the Ford family and was able to sell cars without being hindered by Henry Ford's antiquated preferences following the sellers' market of the post-war years. The new management compared the roster of Ford makes with that of General Motors, and noted that Lincoln competed not with Cadillac, but with Oldsmobile. The plan was developed to move Lincoln upmarket and put another make in beneath it, with yet another (Continental) at the very top. Research and development had begun in 1955 under the name "E-car" which stood for "Experimental car". This represented a new division of the firm alongside that of Ford itself and the Lincoln-Mercury division, whose cars at the time shared the same body. Continental was also sold in the latter division.

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EMPIRE
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Empire Auto Co. Amsterdam NY. Mr. Tillerwinkler 1898-1909

The Empire Car Works appears to have been started at York, Pennsylvania, following the Civil War. A testimonial to the quality of Excelsior Roofing Paint signed “Empire Car Co.” and datelined York, Pa., Sept. 1, 1879, says in part, “... the Excelsior Roofing Paint was applied to our buildings fourteen years ago, and we are now renewing it for the first time. 

The Empire Car Company took over the assets of the British Royale Motors. Today they offer the Sabre, a classic-looking two-seater, while the Windsor is being produced in the UK by Vintage Motor Company.

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EMW was an East German manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles based in Eisenach. After WW2 one of the BMW factories was located in the eastern sector and was taken over by the Soviets. The factory continued producing cars and motorcycles under the BMW name, but after a lawsuit in 1952 they had to change the name to EMW instead.The logotype was also similar, but instead of the blue BMW used, EMW used red. Later the automobile section of EMW became VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach and build the Wartburg. The motorcycle section became AWO and later Simson.

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ENZMANN enzmann badge
The history of the Enzmanns is a family history. Like many large stories, the whole began with an idea. The oldest son of E. Enzmann, a Garagisten and Hotelier from the Schuepfheim wanted to sketch a favorable, safe sports car. Since the car should develop only in a small series, the family (6 sons) decided to make the sports car of polyester resin. In order to save still more weights, one did without doors. Over a footstep niche one succeeded in the cockpit of the Enzmanns. The 506 had some very innovative ideas for his time; it possessed a front seat passenger impact cushion, integrated overroll bar, all cars with lap belts was delivered and had an ergonomically designed sport seat carrier.

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ERA
English Racing Automobiles
English Racing Automobiles (ERA) was a British racing car manufacturer active from 1933 to 1954.

ERA was founded towards the end of 1933 in Bourne, Lincolnshire by Humphrey Cook, a young man who was irritated that no British car had won a major continental race since Henry Segrave a decade earlier, and who hoped to produce a British car with the ability to win Grands Prix. However, by 1933 Grand Prix racing was becoming much more expensive thanks to the very large sums being spent by wealthy and government-backed works teams such as Auto Union and Alfa Romeo.

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ERMINI ermini logo
Pasquino Ermini learnt his trade as a mechanic and driver during the 1920's and 30's with the Squadra Materassi and its Bugatti and Talbot cars. Following the war he built his first car, a combination of a (heavily modified) Fiat 1100 chassis and an Alfa Romeo 2500 engine. With this he competed in various events.

He then decided to produce his own engine, choosing to enter the then popular 1100 class. The result was a twin-cam 1094cc unit which emerged in 1947, one of the first twin-cams in that class. It immediately proved successful and was sold to many competitors, who fitted it to a variety of cars, usually either based on the 1100 or with a chassis by Gilco. Bodies were supplied by numerous carrozzeria. In 1949 Ermini began building complete cars, with his 1100 dohc engine, the chassis by Gilco and the bodywork by Tofani.

The early 1950's saw the Ermini 1100 as the car (or engine for those who chose to fit it to different chassis') to have. Tofani were unable to meet the demand, and so Motto and Morelli were used to produce the bodies. In 1953 Ermini introduced a new engine. Still a dohc 1100 it now had an aluminium block and five main-bearing crankshaft. Around 20 engines were built and were fitted to cars by Ermini themselves (with a chassis designed by Gilco), Scaglietti, Morelli and Frua (designed by Michelotti).

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EXCALIBUR excalibur badge
The Excalibur automobile was the first of the retro 'contemporary classic' or neoclassic cars, based on the 1928 Mercedes SS. A prototype premiered at car shows in 1963.

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