You Won’t Believe How Good These Beautiful Art Deco Cars Still Look!
Many believe that art belongs in a museum, but try telling that to art deco car collectors! So, how gracefully did these decorative cars withstand the test of time and maintain their beauty over the years? You’re going to have to read on to find out!
The cars on this list are among the most beautiful, decorated cars in the world, and you won’t believe the pristine condition they’re in! These cars are so much more than a means of transportation – they’re works of art on wheels.
While some of the cars are chic, sleek, and polished, others are bizarre, intense, and full of personality. Regardless, if you have any appreciation for artistic expression, then you’ll be utterly captivated by the cars on this list.
1. 1956 Nash Ambassador
As one of Nash’s more esteemed and expensive models in their lineup, this beauty was primarily bought and driven by royal families. This model, manufactured from Nash and later American Motors, was a symbol of wealth and prestige.
If you were in the market for a new car in 1957, the final year of production under Nash Motors, then you even had the option of creating a custom model. Oh, and this particularly stunning 1956 Nash Ambassador was actually used as a showcase model back in the day!
2. 1937 Cord 810/812
As a vehicle manufactured in America from Cord Automobile for only two years between 1936 and 1937, this luxury 2-door coupe is truly a hot commodity. The Cord 810 and 812 was the very first American-made car to have front-wheel drive with an independent front suspension.
Amazingly, it was also the first car to offer hidden headlights! Ambitious buyers in 1937 even had the option of purchasing a supercharged model with a V8 engine that possessed a horsepower of 170.
3. 1950 GM Futurliner “Parade of Progress” Tour Bus
With only 12 total built in 1939 and 9 remaining in the world today, this extraordinary tour bus demands attention. As the name suggests, this vehicle was designed by Harley Earl with the intention of showcasing the “future” of the automobile industry.
The Futurliner measured a staggering 33 feet long, 11 feet tall, and weighed over 12 tons! It was part of General Motors custom vehicles produced during the company’s Parade to Progress, and it included some impressive features such as a built-in stage!
4. 1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe
Ambitiously designed to compete with Italian sports cars, this French coupe was built for velocity and precision. The initial concept for this car was part of a countrywide challenge to produce a French vehicle comparable in speed to those manufactured in Italy.
At the time of its creation, Delahaye proposed the idea for a supercharged engine, which was a 3.5-L 6-cylinder. Upon its production by Chapron, there were only 2 of the 145 vehicles made in 1937, and unfortunately, Delahaye was never able to race the Chapron Coupe.