By Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt
The rarity and old importance of prewar vintage and old vehicles lead them to scorching commodities at the collector automobile industry. those are the vehicles that populate the fairways and manicured lawns of the world’s maximum motor vehicle exhibits in beautiful locales like Pebble seashore, California, and Amelia Island, Florida. those are the vehicles that deliver a hush to the corridor after they roll around the blocks at auctions around the globe. those are the automobiles that fill the world’s maximum collections, like these of Ralph Lauren, Mark Knopfler, and diverse individuals of royal households. those are the autos 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 gains the lovely studio images of Peter Harholdt (Art of the new Rod, Art of the Muscle Car), lavished at the most vital vehicles from the vintage period: the 1910s to early Nineteen Forties. each web page comprises framable-quality pics of a few of crucial automobiles ever made, with each one vehicle followed through a brief essay from automobile professional Peter Bodensteiner that areas the version contextually inside car historical past. whole with interval advertisements and promotional paintings, Art of the vintage Car is the main appealing pictorial heritage of vintage vehicles ever produced.
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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.
The L-29’s transaxle was placed in front of its long, straighteight engine. This in turn necessitated a long hood. Cord’s Al Leamy only emphasized the car’s low, long nature in his body design. A color-coordinated radiator surround, a low roofline, and raised accents running the length of the car helped stretch out the vehicle’s visual impression. The L-29’s impact on the larger automobile industry was blunted by the stock market crash that immediately followed its introduction. Cord was forced to lower prices and only moved a few thousand cars before production ended in 1932.
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.