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This show takes a closer look at unique automobiles that are truly one of a kind. It shows the features of these cars and how they used modern technology to make the ride safe and more enjoyable. These cars are also some of the most expensive on the market.

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  • The story of a great race car and its driver, Stirling Moss, looks at today's reinvention of this storied car, the Mercedes 300 SLR McClaren. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • One of only fifty cars to roll off the assembly line, this is the story of Preston Tucker's failed quest to mass produce the quintessential American motor car. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • The nine-time Top Fuel Driver of the Year revolutionized the sport by designing the first successful rear engine dragster, Swamp Rat 14, following an explosion that took half of his right foot. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • The 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible limousine John F. Kennedy rode in when assassinated in 1963 was, for a time, a true crime scene. Surprisingly, the car was used by presidents for years after Kennedy's death. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • Arguably the most historic American automobile in racing, the Thomas Flyer won a race around the world in 1908. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • When Enzo Ferrari 's Barchetta touring car won 1949's 24 Hours of LeMans, it set a legacy in motion that continues to this day. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • One of only a thousand Ford powered "Snakes," the Cobra's bite was felt by many a Corvette and Jag on race tracks across the country. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • In 1935, Ren?? Dreyfus led a French racing team to victory against the dominant Silver Arrows of Germany. This is the story of how the car was kept out of German hands throughout World War II. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • Driven to victory at Le Mans by American heroes Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt, the Mark IV became an integral part of the GT40's domination of racing. GT40s won at Le Mans four consecutive years. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • The duels between Craig Breedlove's jet-powered, "Spirit of America" and Art Arfons' "Green Monster" on the Bonneville Salt Flats culminated a century long quest by man and machine to establish a land-speed record. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

  • Max Balchowsky was a racer/backyard builder who won the hearts of thousands of motor sports fans in the 1950s and 60s. Only on SPEED. Cars, media, television, behind the headlights, speedtv.com, speed, automotive, video, engine block.

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