By Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt
The rarity and old value of prewar vintage and old autos lead them to sizzling commodities at the collector automobile industry. those are the cars that populate the fairways and manicured lawns of the world’s maximum vehicle indicates in eye-catching locales like Pebble seashore, California, and Amelia Island, Florida. those are the vehicles that convey a hush to the corridor once they roll around the blocks at auctions around the globe. those are the autos that fill the world’s maximum collections, like these of Ralph Lauren, Mark Knopfler, and numerous contributors of royal households. those are the autos from history’s finest 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 good points the beautiful studio images of Peter Harholdt (Art of the recent Rod, Art of the Muscle Car), lavished at the most important vehicles from the vintage period: the 1910s to early Forties. each web page comprises framable-quality images of a few of an important automobiles ever made, with each one vehicle followed through a quick essay from automobile professional Peter Bodensteiner that areas the version contextually inside of car heritage. whole with interval advertisements and promotional artwork, Art of the vintage Car is the main attractive pictorial background of vintage automobiles ever produced.
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These two stars enjoyed romantic drives in the Duesenberg JN Roadster detailed in the next chapter. A lowered windshield, a rear-mounted spare tire, and spun disc wheel covers were among the distinctive custom features of Gable’s Packard.
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. A flat belly pan and a tapered tail further streamlined the car. 9-liter straight-eight Duesenberg engine had dual overhead cams, and two Stromberg carbs fed an intake that was boosted using a centrifugal supercharger. A standard Duesey SJ engine made 320 bhp; with the help of cam-grinding legend Ed Winfield, the Jenkins car’s mill pumped out 400 bhp.
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.
Art of the Classic Car by Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt