Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – McFarlan Six

The Great Gatsby - Daisy falls in love again with Gatsby, or does she?

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A 1919-1921 Shopping List by Igor Spajic MCFARLAN SIX Another conservative luxury car also referred to as an ‘American Rolls-Royce’ was McFarlan. Built in Connersville, Indiana from 1909 to 1928, McFarlan cars were the product of an old carriage company founded in 1856 by John B. McFarlan. [...]

Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – Cadillac Type 59

1919 Cadillac Type 57 7-passenger Touring

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A 1919-1921 Shopping List by Igor Spajic CADILLAC Type 59 Cadillac began with a modest series of single-cylinder models in the 1900s before graduating to a 30hp four, which established the marque as a quality car, if not in the luxury category. That changed in 1915 when [...]

Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – LaFayette Type 134

1921 LaFayette ad with a profile of the French revolutionary hero.

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A 1919-1921 Shopping List by Igor Spajic LA FAYETTE Type 134 Starting out with backing from Charles Nash of Nash Motors, nevertheless, LaFayette suffered from lack of capital in its short lifetime. The automaker, named for a famous French nobleman who fought in the American Revolution against [...]

Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – Cunningham Series V-3

Among the sportier models available from Cunningham in 1919 was this 4-passenger Roadster.

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A 1919-21 Shopping List by Igor Spajic CUNNINGHAM Series V-3 A likely candidate for Gatsby’s attention was the Cunningham, built on the East Coast by an old carriage making firm. James Cunnigham Son & Co. first built electric automobiles from 1900 before moving over to gasoline-powered cars. [...]

Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Visit the Springfield factory on your holiday and buy a car - 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost advert.

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A 1919-1921 Shopping List by Igor Spajic ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST We know that Gatsby had a Rolls-Royce open car and this would have been a Silver Ghost. Almost certainly, it would have been a ‘Springfield’ Silver Ghost, built in a factory not that far from Gatsby’s upstate [...]

Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – introduction

Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan - what they're wearing this season!

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A shopping guide by Igor Spajic Introduction Baz Luhrman’s new adaptation of the enduring novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald might be described as a cross between the novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in its approach to the storyline. Jay Gatsby’s tragic obsession with his former [...]

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 [...]

Duesenberg SJ Sells for Less Than a Million at Auction

1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Victoria by Rollston - modified to SJ specs in 1933. Photo by Darin Schabel, courtesy of RM Auctions.

Rare 1930 Duesenberg SJ Convertible Victoria Sells at Auction RM Auctions, headquartered at Classic Car Drive, Blenheim, Ontario, Canada [nice street name!] ran their event on 28th July recently, where a Duesenberg SJ changed hands. Classic car enthusiasts know that any Duesenberg Model J is the Holy Grail for collectors of American classics of all [...]

E-Type Jaguar of the Roaring Twenties – 1926 Vauxhall 30/98 OE-Type Tourer

1926 Vauxhall 30-98 Velox 4.5 Litre

E-Type Jaguar of the Roaring Twenties – 1926 Vauxhall 30/98 OE-Type Tourer From just before World War I, with the Prince Henry models, Vauxhall began to refine its sports cars into something really special. After the war, the E-Type was built with a 4 ½ Litre, 4-cylinder, side-valve engine, with lighter reciprocating parts. It was [...]