Art of the Classic Car by Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt

By Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt

The rarity and historic importance of prewar vintage and vintage autos cause them to scorching commodities at the collector automobile marketplace. those are the autos that populate the fairways and manicured lawns of the world’s maximum motor vehicle exhibits in eye-catching locales like Pebble seashore, California, and Amelia Island, Florida. those are the automobiles that convey a hush to the corridor once they roll around the blocks at auctions all over the world. those are the automobiles that fill the world’s maximum collections, like these of Ralph Lauren, Mark Knopfler, and numerous participants of royal households. those are the autos from history’s most efficient automakers: hallowed names like Packard, Duesenberg, Stutz, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, wire, and others—six-figure and million-dollar machines that thrill Barrett-Jackson audiences and force bidders to frenzy. Art of the vintage Car positive factors the beautiful studio images of Peter Harholdt (Art of the new Rod, Art of the Muscle Car), lavished at the most important cars from the vintage period: the 1910s to early Nineteen Forties. each web page includes framable-quality images of a few of an important vehicles ever made, with every one motor vehicle followed by means of a quick essay from automobile specialist Peter Bodensteiner that locations the version contextually inside automobile historical past. whole with interval advertisements and promotional artwork, Art of the vintage Car is the main attractive pictorial historical past of vintage autos ever produced.

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Jenkins had set various speed records at his home state’s Bonneville Salt Flats, many of them endurance records set while circling an enormous oval laid out on the Utah salt. Jenkins looked to Duesenberg to produce this massive, fast roadster that could travel at high speeds for hours, or even days. It was built on a 142-inch Model J chassis. J. Herbert Newport designed the car’s narrow aluminum body, with its raked grille and windshield and dramatic fairings, for its occupants as well 34 as for the four wheels.

Nyone who has ever possessed a convertible (and if you haven’t, I recommend you make a point to do so), knows that driving a car with the top down completely changes the experience of driving a car. Anyone who has spent their automotive life caged within glass and steel can have no comprehension of this—it’s something that must be felt firsthand. It’s not all wind-in-the-hair fun, though. You are no longer immune to bird droppings, insect attacks, sunburn, windburn, or the occasional rock thrown up from the road.

It resurfaced in 1999 and eventually made its way back to the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Michigan, which is now operated as a historic site. Ford House had the car restored to its 1940 configuration. 9 liters Power 100 bhp Body Sheet aluminum over aluminum structural framework Exhaust Straight dual exhaust, enclosed in bodywork Weight 2,100 lbs/952 kg Wheelbase 113 inches/287cm 1935 Duesenberg SJ Mormon Meteor I T he Mormon Meteor I is the one true racing car in this book. Fittingly it is a Duesenberg, from the remarkable American company that made quite a name for itself in the early 20th century with both elegant street cars and successful competition cars.

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