When it comes to fashion accessories, there’s nothing quite like a sleek, sexy vintage car, preferably in a metallic hue like pewter or silver, quite reminiscent of a lovely Art Deco inspired lamé dress worthy of any 1930’s Hollywood starlet…
Of course, the biggest draw to these early 20th Century vehicles has to be that with their purely mechanical parts, lacking in anything electrical or digital, which can blow a fuse and render the machine useless, these cars can virtually last forever, if they don’t rust on you!
Top of the list of such dreamy hot rods is the covetable Mercedes Benz 1937 540K Special Roadster, a two-seater coupe with its gently curving lines, gold detailing, spoked wheels and white rimmed tires. A full-sized spare is perched on its rear for practicality adding to the sportiness of this vintage number. And why wouldn’t it be there?
Another totally classy number is the very continental 1937 Delage D8-120S Surbaisse, another two-seater coupe, very sporty, very French with its curvilinear lines. In the Surbaisse, the oversized front fenders are particularly adorable!
Equally sporty and fun for a spin in the city is the 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow. What sets it apart are its dramatic high grill and four headlights. The particular model I have in my slideshow has an interesting contrasting paint detailing over the rear.
Not far behind is the allure of the sporty and futuristic Hispano Suiza 1937 H-6C "Xenia" Coupe, which looks like the Bat Mobile in the rear with its pointed tail and rear fenders. Love how the grill extends in long, linear lines all the way to the back of the hood.
Last but not least the very cool Bentley 1938 Embiricos 4 ¼ Liter Coupe in a gunmetal grey that’ll get you noticed as you blaze the trail. As with the Embiricos Coupe, don’t you just love the way vintage cars often had two windows in the rear instead of a single sheet of glass?
No, you really can’t beat a good old vintage hot rod for something irresistible to slip into…