Cheerfully dubbed ‘Tin Lizzie’ or ‘Flivver’, the foundation of the Ford Motor Company’s mighty automotive empire was the Model T, introduced in 1908. The world’s first affordable automobile changed the face of America, kick-starting an industry that generated rapid economic growth in the USA (and beyond, for the Model T was manufactured in 11 other … [Read more…]
Barring a magnificent one-off, there could be nothing more exclusive than an open-top Duesenberg SSJ Speedster. Only two of these amazing machines were ever made, reflecting Hollywood friendships… or perhaps rivalry in the matinee idol stakes. For one was driven by Clark Gable and the other by Gary Cooper.
Sensation! So great was the impact created by the Auburn Manufacturing Company’s Cord 810 at the 1936 New York Auto Show that eager visitors climbed on adjacent vehicles to try and see over the excited crowd around a stunning deco-style machine with a coffin nose and wrap-round louvers designed by the great Gordon M Buehrig.