Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The 1937 Lincoln Zephyr

This beautifully designed car was one of the first "aerodynamically" designed vehicles after the Chrysler Airflow. I like the design because it looks like a version of the cars I would draw when, as a kid, I had the idea of being a car designer. I either drew them big and boxy or rounded and sleek. This car was extremely popular with its teardrop styling that made it look like it was in motion even when it was standing still. Production of the car was interrupted by World War II and then resumed until 1946. Want to drive one of these cars today? If you have an extra $100,000 you might be able to pick up a restored model at auction.

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