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By Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt

The rarity and old value of prewar vintage and vintage autos lead them to scorching commodities at the collector automobile marketplace. those are the vehicles that populate the fairways and manicured lawns of the world’s maximum motor vehicle exhibits in appealing locales like Pebble seashore, California, and Amelia Island, Florida. those are the vehicles that convey a hush to the corridor after they roll around the blocks at auctions world wide. those are the autos that fill the world’s maximum collections, like these of Ralph Lauren, Mark Knopfler, and numerous individuals of royal households. those are the vehicles from history’s most well known 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 gains the lovely studio images of Peter Harholdt (Art of the recent Rod, Art of the Muscle Car), lavished at the most vital cars from the vintage period: the 1910s to early Forties. each web page includes framable-quality images of a few of an important autos ever made, with every one automobile observed through a quick essay from automobile specialist Peter Bodensteiner that areas the version contextually inside automobile historical past. whole with interval advertisements and promotional paintings, Art of the vintage Car is the main appealing pictorial historical past of vintage vehicles ever produced.

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You’ll find that open communication with your fellow man and a timely smile go a long way. It’s all part of the charm. With a convertible you can smell the countryside as you drive by. You can feel each microclimate as you wind through a shaded forest road. You can hear the river running alongside you, or the thunder in the distance. And, needless to say, if you should find yourself behind the wheel of any of the classic convertibles featured in this section, your top-down drive will only be enhanced as you are conveyed by one of the most elegant vehicles ever built.

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.

The L-29’s transaxle was placed in front of its long, straighteight engine. This in turn necessitated a long hood. Cord’s Al Leamy only emphasized the car’s low, long nature in his body design. A color-coordinated radiator surround, a low roofline, and raised accents running the length of the car helped stretch out the vehicle’s visual impression. The L-29’s impact on the larger automobile industry was blunted by the stock market crash that immediately followed its introduction. Cord was forced to lower prices and only moved a few thousand cars before production ended in 1932.

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