By Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt

ISBN-10: 0760344159

ISBN-13: 9780760344156

The rarity and ancient value of prewar vintage and old automobiles 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 automobile indicates in pleasing locales like Pebble seashore, California, and Amelia Island, Florida. those are the autos that deliver a hush to the corridor once they roll around the blocks at auctions all over the world. those are the autos that fill the world’s maximum collections, like these of Ralph Lauren, Mark Knopfler, and diverse individuals of royal households. those are the vehicles from history’s foremost 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 factors the lovely studio images of Peter Harholdt (Art of the new Rod, Art of the Muscle Car), lavished at the most important cars from the vintage period: the 1910s to early Nineteen Forties. each web page includes framable-quality snap shots of a few of crucial vehicles ever made, with every one automobile observed through a quick essay from car professional Peter Bodensteiner that locations the version contextually inside of car background. whole with interval advertisements and promotional artwork, Art of the vintage Car is the main attractive pictorial historical past of vintage vehicles ever produced.

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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. When you arrive at your destination and climb out of one of these attention-grabbing rides, take my advice and don’t forget to smile!

Priced at over $5,000, it arrived just one year after the stock market crashed and eliminated the ability of many potential customers to afford such a car. 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.

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. When you arrive at your destination and climb out of one of these attention-grabbing rides, take my advice and don’t forget to smile!

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