Monday, October 02, 2006

Cars!

For starters, here a a few of the American classics that appeared at Sunday's show. Obviously, there were more than I can show, but these are some of my favorites among them.

First, a magnificent Duesenberg "J" roadster from 1935...



...followed by a pair of Cords from 1936 and '37. The 1936 convertible (left) is the rare supercharged model...



This gigantic custom-bodied Packard limousine was one of the last built before World War II. The tooling for this model was sent to Russia during the war, later to emerge, virtually unchanged, as the ZIS, favorite transportation of Stalin and other Kremlin bigwigs....



Among the new-model Packards introduced after the war was this handsome wood-paneled station wagon from 1948...



The original Chrysler "300" (this one from 1955) was a factory hot-rod, powered by the famous "Hemi" V8...



While Ford built tens of thousands of '57 T-birds, this one is exceedingly rare, perhaps unique. It was prepared at the factory expressly for racing on the sands of Daytona Beach (Florida), with a supercharged engine, manual transmission and beefed-up chassis...



Finally, the ultimate in 1950s grandeur, a '57 Cadillac Eldorado...

8 comments:

Birdie said...

I'm amazed that so many of those cars still exist! whether run down or fixed up like those beauties... thanks for sharing!

lowandslow said...

Absolutely beautiful machines. Was there one overall "Best of Show"? If so...who won? Photo of the winner? Thanks for sharing.

Scott

MrScribbler said...

Don't be in such a rush, lowandslow!

There are two installments remaining in this story!

MrScribbler said...

Ermmmm...maybe three installments....

DAL said...

The T Bird is a hot car, but I think I like the Caddy best. I took a picture of an unrestored '57 a while back.

lovezao said...

The 4th one looks like the batmobile came to town....

lowandslow said...

Sorry mrscribbler, but patience has never been one of my virtues. :)

MrScribbler said...

All will be revealed in the final entry of the series, lowandslow!