Famous 1920s Cars

Exceptional cars of the 1920s

1930 Cadillac Sixteen Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood – Of Dash and Dollars

1930 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton. CMC Day 2012

Of Dash and Dollars – 1930 Cadillac Sixteen Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood 2012 C.M.C. Day, Eastern Creek Raceway The star of the show was the 1930 Cadillac Sixteen Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood. This was a large but low-slung model with its dual windshield, gauges for rear passengers, six-wheel equipment, Pilot-Ray steerable driving lights and bird [...]

Of Bulletproofing and Bootleg Beer – Al Capone’s Cadillac

1928 Cadillac Al Capone armoured sedan. Photo by Darin Schabel, courtesy of RM Auctions.

Al Capone’s Bulletproofed Sedan sold at RM’s St. John’s Auction Bulletproof Cadillac was Legendary Gangster’s Personal Transport Sold by RM Auctions St. John’s in Michigan, USA on 29th July 2012 for $341,000 this unique vehicle excited much interest among collectors. RM’s auction at the Inn at St. John’s was a prelude to the Concours d’Elegance [...]

1919-1926 Morris Cowley – A Fawn with a Bullnose

1920-26 Morris Cowley tourer _2012 MAD Mittagong

1919-1926 Morris Cowley – A Fawn with a Bullnose Motorists’ Appreciation Day, May 2012 – Mittagong, N.S.W. The M.A.D. Day was held again this year. M.A.D. was the Cold War acronym for Mutually Assured Destruction, the only thing ostensibly preventing the United States and the Soviet Union from launching a pre-emptive all-out nuclear attack on [...]

1926 Packard Eight 7-passenger Sedan – Classy Travel

1926 Packard 8 sedan

1926 Packard Eight 7-passenger Sedan – Classy Travel Highlights from the 2012 Motorfest, Sydney, Australia In recent times, Cadillac used to be the default luxury car that Americans with money turned to. In the 1920s, the default luxury car that Americans turned to was Packard. Packard’s market share then was secure, its reputation for quality [...]

“The Great Gatsby” Remake: Does Daisy Drive a Duesenberg?

She Drives a Duesenberg Advert

Does Daisy borrow Gatsby’s Duesenberg for her fateful drive? In this new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, it appears that Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) tools around in a Duesenberg dual-windshield phaeton. Since such a car is today a rare and highly valuable collectible car, the producers wisely secured the use of a pair of [...]

1927 Hispano-Suiza H6B Convertible Victoria by Rollston

Imposing face of the 1927 Hispano-Suiza H6B Convertible Victoria

Highlights from the Concours d’Elegance Australia 2010 1927 Hispano-Suiza H6B Convertible Victoria by Rollston On that inaugural Concours d’Elegance Australia (held on the attractive grounds of the former St Patrick’s College, Manly), Best of Show trophy winner was George Fernandez’s immaculate 1927 Hispano-Suiza H6B. It also came first in the Best Vintage 1919-31 category. This convertible victoria was painted [...]

The Most Famous Auto Ad of All Time

23Jordan Ad3 corrected

The Most Famous Automobile Ad of All Time (A Vintage Car Heritage Article) www.vintagecarheritage.com By Igor Spajic © Copyright 2011 Vintage Car Heritage There have been many popular and memorable pieces of advertising selling an automobile. Some have been television or cinema reels. Most have been print ads, found in popular or specialist magazines. We’ve [...]