Sunday, May 29, 2011

BMW 328 Hommage Concept Car

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original BMW 328 classic of the late 1930s auto brand BMW has unveiled their unique 328 Hommage Concept car. It’s based on the Vision Connected Drive Concept shown at Geneva this year. The 328 Hommage will employ a straight six-cylinder powerplant and the familiar kidney-shaped BMW grille stretched upright in dramatic fashion. The interior and exterior make heavy use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and there are no doors–just deep recesses. In a nod to the racing heritage of the original 328 the car is extremely light, weighing in at just 1,719 pounds."With the BMW 328 Hommage, we wish to pay homage to the passion and inventiveness of the fathers of the BMW 328. They created an icon, which is considered a milestone in the history of the automobile." said Karl Bäumer, CEO of BMW Group Classic.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

1930s Car Styling

1930 Chevrolet

1941 Chevrolet

1935 De Soto Airflow

1935 Pontiac

1936 Buick

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jaguar C-Type

The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The "C" designation stood for "competition".

The car used the running gear of the contemporary XK120 in a lightweight tubular frame and aerodynamic aluminium body. A total of 52 C-Types were built.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

The Bugatti Type 57 and later variants

Type 57 Atalante 1936

Type 57 Coupé 1936

Type 57T Tourer

Type 57C

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Gangloff Drop Head Coupe from the Ralph Lauren collection

1938 Type 57SC Atlantic from the Ralph Lauren collection

57SC Atalante

The Bugatti Type 57 and later variants (including the famous Atlantic and Atalante) was an entirely new design by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore. Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940, with a total of 710 examples produced. [via]

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Goutte d'Eau Style: Late-30s French Streamlining

Peugeot Andreau prototype - 1936

Dalahaye 135 Competition by Figoni et Falaschi - 1936

Delahaye 165 by Figoni et Falaschi - 1939

Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS by Figoni et Falaschi - 1938

Talbot-Lago T23 by Figoni et Falschi - c.1938

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