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Just the other day we did a post showing this 1932 Packard Twelve Coupé Sportive by Fernandez & Darrin, along with the Greta Garbo Duesenberg. Readers Robbie Marenzi and Randy Ema were the first to be able to identify the coachbuilder and Dave Mitchell was nice enough to send us two more photos of this exquisite creation and the name of M. Bendahan, who may have been the first owner.
With this pair of photos further details come to light on this French creation; A set of the large-sized Woodlites used as driving lights, the full details of the applied bright trim work on the front fenders and belt-line, and the solenoid-actuated trafficators, inserted into the pillar just behind the door.
The concours entry number seen in the windshield (below) is different than in the earlier photos, which tells us this may have been at a different event. Can any of our readers tell us more about this Packard and if by any chance it has survived?
The Delahaye 135MS Figoni and Falaschi Roadster first seen at the 1937 Paris Auto Salon from the Collection of The Revs Institute for Automobile Research at the Collier Collection.
An exhibition of some truly remarkable automobiles is currently in progress at The Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee and runs until September 15, 2013. A must see for lovers of Art Deco and “French Curve” design, visitors unfamiliar with those genres will likely be even more impressed by the striking style of these cars. Superb lighting shows them off to their best advantage as seen in these images courtesy of Bruce Sweetman.
They come to the Frist from some of the finest collections in the country. Well known automotive journalist and guest curator Ken Gross brief gives a brief introduction to the exhibit in the video below.
A preview of just some of the cars you will see there follows below. You can find out more about this display and the Frist Center, including hours and directions, here.
L to R (above) : The Collier Collection’s Delahaye 135MS Roadster Roadster features leather interior and matching carpets by Hermès. Another gorgeous Delahaye, a 1936 135M Competition Coupe from the collection of Jim Patterson also sports coachwork by Figoni and Falaschi .
L to R (above) : The Patterson Delahaye 135M, and a 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe from the Collection of Merle and Peter Mullin .
L to R (above) : The Mullin Museum’s 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe and a stunning 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Sport Coupe by LeBaron belonging to Robert and Sandra Bahre.
L to R (above) : Front view of the Bahre’s Packard and a very rare 1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster from the Collection of the Edmund J. Stecker Family Trust.
L to R (above) : The instrument panel of the Jordan Speedway Ace and the 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Vanvooren Cabriolet built for the Shah of Persia on loan from Margie and Robert E. Petersen of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
L to R (above) : The dashboard in the Bugatti Type 57C and a 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet first owned by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s currently part of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Automobile Museum Collection.
L to R (above) : The unique Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet “Xenia” Coupe on loan from The Mullin Automotive Museum. Conceived in 1937 by André Dubonnet of aperitif fame, it was designed by Jean Andreau and built with coachwork by Jacques Saoutchik.
All photos courtesy of Bruce Sweetman.
A Model “T” Ford, Model 18 Packard, Model 30 Locomobile and a Model “K” Ford.
Although the weather was less than perfect, drivers of around 125 pre-1916 cars recently participated in this year’s Horseless Carriage Club of America’s New England Gas and Brass Tour sponsored by the Autoneers chapter. Held every two years in the region, the schedule of this popular event included four days of touring that covered between 50 and 125 miles each day most of which were in Vermont but with some forays into New York State. A short mid-week mystery tour kept things interesting.
Vehicles come from all over the country and typically run the gamut from a one cylinder Cadillacs to the largest six cylinder luxury cars of the era. Various routes include many back roads that are not so very different from the time when these venerable cars were brand new. The accompanying photos sent to us by Roberto Rodriguez are but a small sample of this year’s group. You can find out more about the HCCA here.
L to R (Above) : A Reo touring car and a Hudson, a handsome Model 30 Packard dashboard and a Model 30 Cadillac Below, (L to R) : A Model “K” Ford, an E-M-F Model 30, and a Hudson roadster converted into a pickup truck .