1911 Rambler Model 65 7-passenger touring

1911 Rambler Model 65

In 1904, the Rambler Company relocated from Chicago to a factory in Kenosha, WI, where they pioneered assembly-line procedures and took their annual production to almost 4,000 units. By the turn of the next decade, with the last two-cylinder models phased out in favor of four-cylinder models, the Rambler became known as one of the most luxurious cars built in America. They were recognized by Read More

1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton

Chassis number: 2037H

The 1936 and 1937 Cords were often referred to as “Baby Duesenbergs,” and the innovative series remains an undisputed collector favorite today. Like the L-29 that came before, the 810 was fi tted with an advanced front-wheel 81 system. But the new 810 had a V8 engine from Lycoming, one of E.L. Cord’s many companies, that was mated to an innovative 4-speed, electrically shifted pre-selector transmission.

The smooth Gordon Buehrig-designed body was an equally major step forward Read More

1934 DeSoto Airflow coupe

Chassis number: 6078798
Engine number: SE8458

In 1934, the entire DeSoto lineup featured Chrysler Corporation’s new streamlined Airflow design.

Walter P. Chrysler expected the streamlined and futuristic Airflow models to take the nation by storm and reap huge profits. A design far ahead of its time, the Airflow featured built-in headlamps and wider front seats that could accommodate three adults abreast. The hood was extended past the front axle, and the rear fenders had full fender skirts. There was Read More

1965 396/425 Convertible

When the new-for-1963 Sting Ray was introduced, it is unlikely that its creators understood the impact it would make on the automotive world. Long considered a modern classic, the Sting Ray was an unqualified success, outselling the 1962 models by 48%. Meanwhile, a second shift was added at the St. Louis assembly plant to meet the growing demand.

While the Sting Ray was continuously improved, the big news for 1965 was the mid-year release of the Mk IV Read More