Author: Carl Bomstead

1906 Ford Model K Open Tourer

By 1906 there were a number of struggles between entrepreneur Henry Ford and his board — the sort that are so frequent with “start-ups” and particularly in the early days of the motorcar industry. The battle raged between directors Malcomson and Gray, who were for building a car to satisfy […]

1960 Edsel Ranger Convertible

Hen’s teeth, needle in a haystack, unobtanium: Any of these aptly describes a 1960 Edsel Ranger convertible, as only 76 were built. This one is especially interesting, as it was produced on the last day of scheduled production. It is literally one of the very last Edsels built. Equipped with […]

1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

By the early 1950s, Cadillac had finally displaced cross-town rival Packard at the summit of the American fine car market. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Cadillac and its General Motors corporate parent, the Motorama-inspired Eldorado crowned its model range for 1953. Equipped with Cadillac’s state-of-the-art 331-ci V8, the […]

1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible

This is not a restored car, but an original. It’s still in its original Dover White, Scottish Heather and Maltese Gray, with only minor touch-ups over the years to keep it in pristine condition. This is number 268 of the 276 Packard Caribbean convertibles produced in 1956, the eighth-to-last one […]

1959 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible

The 1959 DeSoto Adventurer convertible was powered by a high-performance 383-ci V8 engine offering 350 horsepower with dual Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetors in tandem. The car has a push-button-operated TorqueFlite automatic transmission. This Adventurer has a dizzying array of features, including power brakes; power steering; power windows; a power-operated, swiveling […]

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Pillarless Saloon by Vesters et Neirinck

  Brussels coachbuilder Vesters et Neirinck produced some of the finest and most interesting designs to come out of Belgium during the Classic Era. They were particularly proud of their close relationship with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. One of their most stunning creations, this Rolls-Royce Phantom III, was ordered with such […]

1946 Ford Super DeLuxe Station Wagon

This amazing Ford woodie, incorporating numerous pieces of original Birdseye and Tiger Maple, was purchased new on January 2, 1947, by Jeanette Schaffer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It remained in the Milwaukee area until 1985. The body was refinished in its original color of Maize Yellow many years ago, which is […]

1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan

The 1936 Cadillac Series 90 convertible sedan was one of only six built that year, the second-to-last season for Cadillac’s original V16. The original build sheet notes that it was shipped to New York City and then directed to Brooklyn for its original owner. The body was finished in wonderfully […]

1961 AMC Metropolitan Convertible

1961 AMC Metropolitan Convertible

At a time in automotive history when American manufacturers were consistently arguing that “bigger is better,” Nash dared to be different. After creating a well-received concept car called the NXI, Nash believed that a small, efficient car could be successful amongst the sea of large cars being offered by the […]

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

This Silver Arrow is recognized as being body number 1, the first Silver Arrow produced, and was used to debut the wild new ideas at East Coast auto shows during 1933, including both New York and Boston. Pierce-Arrow clientele were notoriously conservative and not really the people who bought super-streamlined […]