The first Ferrari
1947. Here's the engine, above, that utilized mouse trap springs. There are contenders to this throne, though, as the first use of the horse motif was the 1935 Alfa Bimotore, on which Enzo Ferrari worked.
The musings of an architect who loves mid century glass, the Black Lips, military watches, architecture, chairs, guitars, Oulipo, Rauschenberg, and on and on.