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Last Updated:    May 4, 2006      New page.

Car designs shift to streamlining!
From the earliest cars by Henry Ford (the Model T, then the Model A), the mid- to late-1930s saw an increasing trend towards streamlining. There was a strong desire for sleek, smooth curves that made a car look like it was speeding even while standing still. I highlight here some examples that best represent the style.
Take special note of the body carriages designed by Figoni & Falaschi of France (Delahaye's, Delages, etc.). The French were the ultimate designers of streamlined elegance!

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American Designs ...

Cord (1936-1937)








Packard

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Auburn (1933 - 1936 models shown)

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Pierce-Arrow "Silver Arrow" (1933)

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Lincoln Zephyr (1936 - 1939 models shown)

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Chrysler & Desoto Airflows (1934 - 1937 models shown)

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Desoto - 1935

Desoto - 1935

Desoto - 1936

Desoto - 1936
Chrysler Thunderbolt (1941)




Cadillac V16 (1934)




Duesenberg Walker (1934)




Hubmobile

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Buick Y Job (1939)





European Designs ...

Delahaye (France) - body by Figoni & Falaschi

1936

1936 - 135 Coupe

1937 - 135MS

1937 - 135

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1939 - 165
"World's Fair"

1939 - 165
"World's Fair"
(note crank-down windshield)

1939 - 165

1939 - 165

1939 - 165

Delahaye 165 model

Delahaye 165 model



Bugatti (France)

1937 - 57 Atalante

1939 - 57C Gangloff

57C Guillore

Atlantic Type 57S

57C Van Vooren - Commissioned by the French government for the Shah of Iran - 1939

1939 - 57C Van Vooren

1939 - 57C Van Vooren


Van Vooren model

Van Vooren model



Delage (France)


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Talbot (France)

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Adler (German)

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Mercedes-Benz (German)

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Avion Voisin (France)

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Bentley (England)

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Embiricos


Hispano-Suiza (Spain)

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Maybach (German)

1932 Zeppelin

Stromlinie

Stromlinie

Stromlinie
Tatra (Czech Republic)







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