Plymouth Sails….

ImagePlymouth Automobile was made and introduced by the Chrysler Corporation in 1928. From the 1930’s to early 50’s the emblem and hood ornament’s were styled after schooners and sailing ships. The first being the Mayflower. The emblem (top left) included the Mayflower and the Coat Of Arms, believed to be the seal of the county in Massachusetts where the pilgrims first landed. A ‘Schooner’  (top right) and ‘Sailing Ships’ (bottom)

1919 Most Expensive Car in the World

ImageThis 1919 Pierce Arrow was custom built for silent movie comedian Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, for the price of $32,00. It was considered the most expensive car in 1919. One Of a Kind. Designed for Arbuckle with the  unique purple blue body to white tires, the car mirrors the the eccentric flare of the highest paid actor at the time….ImageWhite Tires with polished wood. It was the 1st place winner at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, it is for sale for $1,850,000. Photo’s taken @ Las Vegas Classic Auto Collection. Yo Bliss Images (c)

Corvette ~ 7 Generations of Chevrolet

A Sports Car that was named after a small, maneuverable warship called Corvette. It was introduced in 1953 and is in it’s 7th generation in the making. The 1953 model came in polo white with red interior and a black top the only color combination.                            This photo was taken at the Santa Rosa Custom car and Hot Rod show. I believe it is from 1960 but I thought the whole car was a Shiny Thing!ImageImageIn 1953 the engine was built with higher compression ratio than normal,three Carter side draft carburetors and a more agressive cam. It’s output was 150 horsepower. There as not an automatic transmission that could handle that power! So a 2 speed Powerglide automatic was used. The bodies were made out of molded fiberglass instead of steel. And a bit of Chrome…

1956 Fireflight

ImageThis ’56 Fireflight is restored to highest standards. With rare a spectacular color combination of plum and lavender. ImageAlso included a rare option to the Desoto~matic Benrus selfwinding steering wheel mounted clock. It’s a beauty. Our dashboards of today look and work a bit different, a clock is standard, it was in the dash board for a while . Now the clock is usually part of the radio or sound system.ImageEquipped with  a Hemi V-8 engine. Photo’s taken by Yo Bliss Images (C) @ Las Vegas Classic Car Collection.

Hudson ~ Terraplane

ImageThe Hudson Motor Company had a number of ‘First for the Industry’ These were dual brakes, dashboard oil-pressure and generator lights, a balanced crank-shaft which helped the smooth running of the cars. Another first is they hired a woman designer in 1939. Elizabeth Ann Thacher a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art, majored in Industrail Design. Her contributions were exterior trim with side lighting,interior instrument panel,interior design and fabrics. ImageImageHudson started in 1909 in Detroit, Michigan. The last Hudson rolled off the assembly line on June 25, 1957 in Kenosha, Wiscosin.

1948 Cadillac ………Saoutchik Style…….

ImageJaques Saoutchik a flamboyant French coach designer, built 2 custom ordered Cadillacs. One for Delores Del Rio an actress. And this one built for Paul Kassoff, but soon it fell into the hands of Lois Ritter, founder of Ritter Brothers Furriers of New York. He also was known for his extravagant wealthly lifestyle and eccentric taste. This Caddie has the stamp of ‘The Amelia Island Concourse d’Elegance’. The 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Saoutchik Cabriolet is extremely breath taking, and intensely Beautiful. It can be Your’s for a mere $2,000,000.ImagePhoto’s taken @ Las Vegas Classic Car Collection.