Monday, October 02, 2017

Classic Cars - 1925 Rolls Royce and 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Roadster at Cleveland Museum of Art

Two classic cars are on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit titled “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s”

Here's a short video tour.

First is the Cord 812 Phaeton Roadster, 1937 from the Auburn Automobile Company of Auburn Indiana. The model 812 front-wheel-drive Cord (along with the 810) made its debut at the 1935 New York Auto Show and was an immediate success.

 The other is the Piccadilly Roadster, 1925. Rolls-Royce. Manufactured with American parts in Springfield, MA, 1924–25. The American market for luxury automobiles grew so rapidly that by 1920 Rolls-Royce had purchased a manufactory in Springfield, Massachusetts, to assemble cars for its wealthy American clientele. The original owner of this roadster was a woman in Rye, New York, who paid over $15,000 for it in 1926.

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