New Fashions in Motor Cars (Mar, 1932)

New Fashions in Motor Cars

IF THIS depression has clone nothing else for the country, it has at least given lis finer motor cars. Displays of the 1932 models at recent auto shows in all parts of the country have shown many improvements and innovations in the popular-priced cars, while the more expensive models have become positively luxurious.

Refinements in construction and improvements in streamlining effects vie with the latest in snappy custom built bodies to attract the dollars of those who have them.

The ladies have come in for special attention with a built-in boudoir and a back seat driver’s instrument board.

10 comments
  1. Mitch says: October 21, 20119:08 am

    “Radical streamlining,” huh? I especially like how well they’ve streamlined the windshield and radiator. You’ll note that a modern streamlined car (like a Prius) looks EXACTLY like this one in profile.

    (For the record, I’m not Prius fanboy. But they have a very low coefficient of drag.)

  2. M.S.W. says: October 21, 20119:32 am

    Nothing says luxury then a built in “toilet case”

  3. Ray says: October 21, 20113:19 pm

    I’m not sure how looking at a thermometer is doing something about the weather.

  4. Michael, N5RLR says: October 22, 20117:22 pm

    I’m not too fond of passenger- or backseat drivers; I’m for bloody sure not giving ‘em a duplicate set of instruments or controls! :P

  5. Michael, N5RLR says: October 22, 20117:23 pm

    False edit: *bloody :O

  6. GaryM says: October 23, 201111:21 am

    A car that has a use for an altimeter doesn’t exactly give me confidence.

  7. M.S.W. says: October 23, 20115:55 pm

    Perhaps GaryM this is where Ian Fleming got some inspiration for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ;)
    http://en.wikipedia.org…

  8. Toronto says: October 23, 20117:52 pm

    Worse than the toilet case – there’s storage for rubbers!

  9. Mike Brown says: October 25, 20118:34 am

    > IF THIS depression has done nothing else for the country, it has at least given us finer motor cars…

    …and bankruptcy for their manufacturers. Within three years of this article Delage was in liquidation, and Duesenberg followed two years later.

  10. yoda says: January 7, 201210:58 pm

    @ Michael: At least of they put a gas gauge back there it would be somewhat useful!

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