By Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt
The rarity and historic importance of prewar vintage and vintage autos cause them to scorching commodities at the collector motor vehicle industry. those are the vehicles that populate the fairways and manicured lawns of the world’s maximum vehicle exhibits in eye-catching locales like Pebble seashore, California, and Amelia Island, Florida. those are the autos that carry a hush to the corridor after they roll around the blocks at auctions around the globe. those are the vehicles that fill the world’s maximum collections, like these of Ralph Lauren, Mark Knopfler, and numerous individuals of royal households. those are the automobiles from history’s preferable automakers: hallowed names like Packard, Duesenberg, Stutz, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, twine, and others—six-figure and million-dollar machines that thrill Barrett-Jackson audiences and force bidders to frenzy. Art of the vintage Car positive aspects the lovely studio images of Peter Harholdt (Art of the new Rod, Art of the Muscle Car), lavished at the most important vehicles from the vintage period: the 1910s to early Nineteen Forties. each web page comprises framable-quality photographs of a few of an important autos ever made, with every one automobile observed via a brief essay from car specialist Peter Bodensteiner that areas the version contextually inside of automobile heritage. entire with interval advertisements and promotional artwork, Art of the vintage Car is the main attractive pictorial background of vintage vehicles ever produced.
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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. There’s nowhere to hide from your fellow motorists or from nearby pedestrians—you can see them better, 44 1929 Cord L–29 Cabriolet A t first glance, the Cord L-29 may not appear to be a remarkable car, at least for its era.
Found in 1998, this lone surviving Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster was restored, and received a class award at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 9 liters Ignition Dual points and coils Carburetor Twin choke Top Speed 100+ mph/160+ kmh 1934 Packard Twelve Runabout Speedster T his car is a kin to the Packard Sport Coupe found elsewhere in this volume. It therefore follows that it shares many characteristics with that car, down to its rarity; while 10 Sport Coupes were made, only 4 Runabout Speedsters were built.
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Art of the Classic Car by Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt