Retro Age Motors (RAM), began business in 1943. Starting with a government contract to re-build engines for the United States Armed Forces during the Second World War. After the last engine was delivered to Uncle Sam in November of 1946, Retro Age Motors went in to the commercial sector, performing over hauls, re-builds and race tunes. In 1947, Retro Age Motors purchased its first foundry for the production of in house designed engines. In 1948, under the name, Legacy Auto Works (LAW), Retro Age Motors entered the American Open Road - East. The car was the 1948 Ghost 199v, and it did not even finish the race. Losing traction after barely navigating a turn the car skid into a guardrail and that was that. However, the design caught the eye of some famous people who inquired about purchasing the vehicle. Five were built and sold to two famous movies stars of the time. The other three, went to a baseball player, politician and bank president.
Following are the marques and their individual orientations:
Retro Age Motors-RAM: Every type of vehicle and in every configuration with a preference for performance, although non-performance is embraced as well. The primary task of RAM however, is the design and production of engines.
Parking Memories in the Driveway
Sidewinder: Begun in 1957 as a full size performance automobile, the Sidewinder marque has, over the years, gone from full size to compact and back again. Sidewinder aims for the muscle car market but does venture into the GT, Hyper and Super Car fields as well.
Saint: Begun in 1957, Saint would last until 1960, when new management bought with it a new name - Atomic. This marque would only last until 1961, when it was decided to drop the marque from the RAM umbrella and allow the company to go its own way. The Saint name would be revised in 1966 with the introduction of the Saint 200 series. This time, Saint would focus on a small line up of premium automobiles. Sedans, coupes, GT’s, pickups, even station wagons and vans but all had to earn the premium badge. Other cars produced under this division, Saint-Hawk and Saint-Eagle
Enjoy the Experience
Diamond: Diamond is RAM’s luxury marque. First introduced in 1976, as such, they mostly focus on full to mid-size sedans and coupes but also venture into the GT and Super Car markets with an incline towards luxury performance.
Diamond - Luxury’s Best Friend
Marova: First imported into the United States from India in 1957, under the RAM umbrella, this manufacturer would set a world record in 1970 for having the longest running production car in the world. That car was the 1958 Model N2, also known as the Nimble N2a. This vehicle was used throughout Asia as a taxi, police car, private car and even diplomatic courier. Because the car was built from 1958 to 1970 with out any changes what so ever, spare parts were both plentiful and cheap. For the American market, various types of cars were manufactured, including mid-size sedan, compacts and sports cars. Engines were a combination of Marova designs and RAM power plants. Some even sported Legacy Auto Works engines.
Legacy Auto Works (LAW): Legacy Auto Works is a D.B.A (Doing Business As) marque. It was first used in 1948 and has continued to be used off and on, even to the present day. Legacy Auto Works has always been focused on racing but only so far as it promotes exclusive sales. Put another way, Legacy Auto Works is RAM’s way of saying, “…we don’t produce this on a daily basis but if you’ve got the money, we will produce it for you”!
Passion Inspired Engineering
Retro Age Motors - Marova DASH.car (49.2 KB)
Retro Age Motors - Saint-GT 90.car (40.9 KB)
Retro Age Motors - Marova DASH 283.car (52.7 KB)
Retro Age Motors - '57 Sidewinder Coupe.car (61.3 KB)
Retro Age Motors - '57 RAM Elite.car (59.4 KB)
Legacy Auto Works - Martha.car (44.3 KB)
Legacy Auto Works - Storm 100.car (52.3 KB)