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1937 Delage D8 Aérosport

A 1937 Delage sits in the Upper Floor Gallery. The car is finished in gold with a maroon accent running down the hood line onto the doors of the vehicle. The headlights are inset between the fenders and the radiator shell.
Dec 16, 2022 Louis Delage founded his automobile company in France in 1905 The company was known for luxury automobiles and its eight-cylinder D8 models of the 1930s are considered its finest products This D8’s Aérosport’s body was built by French coachbuilder, Letourneur et Marchand and its styling is credited to the founder’s son Marcel Read More →

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1936 Cord 810

A image of a 1936 Cord 810 finished in black with white-wall tires. The car sits in the Upper Level Gallery.
Oct 21, 2022 The 1936 Cord and its revolutionary design shocked the industry Its streamlined shape was created by Gordon Buehrig with assistance from Vince Gardner and features a low silhouette, front wheel drive and unitized body construction It was the first production car to feature retractable headlamps The wheel cover design mimics the fender contours, Read More →

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1937 Hupmobile 618-G (Aerodynamic)

Image of a 1937 Hupmobile 618-G (Aerodynamic) finished in red.
Sep 08, 2022 The Aerodynamic Hupmobile was originally designed by industrial designer Raymond Loewy in 1934 with assistance from Amos Northup, both early proponents of streamlining The new Hupmobile eliminated the traditional freestanding headlight assemblies and faired them into the fender catwalks The initial design also featured a unique wraparound Read More →

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1934 Chrysler Airflow

The image shows a Chrysler Airflow finished in yellow. The front end show the major influences of streamlined design.
May 12, 2022 Walter Chrysler was known for his willingness to push the envelope of innovation, and his company’s 1934 Airflow was no exception Chrysler engineer Carl Breer styled the radical body shape through the use of a wind tunnel Breer’s colleague, Fred Zeder, created an early ‘unibody’ design consisting of a square tubing skeleton welded to the Read More →

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1935 Stout Scarab

Stout Scarab
May 21, 2021 The Scarab was the brainchild of William Stout, an automotive and aviation designer and engineer The Scarab’s uni-body construction and rear-engine placement allows for an expansive interior space The interior arrangement foreshadowed today’s minivan and features movable seats with a folding table On its hood is the ancient Egyptian Read More →

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1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow
Feb 17, 2021 The Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow show cars were a radical departure for the luxury brand well known for its conservative engineering and design philosophy The Silver Arrows were designed by P-A designer Phil Wright and feature Pierce’s signature fender mounted headlamps with an aggressively sloped V-shaped grille Design elements, such as the Read More →

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1934 Bendix (Steel Wheels Corp.)

Bendix Streamlined
Dec 03, 2020 The Bendix car was developed as a ‘car-of-the-future’ by Bendix engineers Victor Kliesrath and Alfred Ney and styled by William Ortwig, formerly of the Fisher Body Co Ortwig eliminated the customary running boards and moved the fuel and water filler caps under the hood to allow for unblemished body panels To protect Bendix’s automotive Read More →

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