Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.
1927 Minerva Sport Sedan
The Minerva was produced in Antwerp, Belgium from 1908 to 1939. It was unique because of its Knight-designed sleeve valve six cylinder engine. Henry Ford was the owner of one of these cars. This particular car was the 1926 New York Salon show car. It features an aluminum body made by LeBaron Coachworks. It also appeared in the film “Damsel in Distress.”
1931 Chrysler Imperial 8 Club
Walter P. Chrysler introduced the Imperial line in 1926. This model was one of the first to feature four wheel hydraulic brakes and rubber engine mounts. It is powered by a 125 horsepower straight 8 engine. The car weighs 4,685 pounds and cost $2,850 when new.
1931 Pierce Arrow Club
1931 Studebaker President Four Seasons
1932 Marmon V16 Convertible Sedan
1934 Cadillac V16 Aero Coupe
1934 Rolls Royce PII Continental
1935 Duesenberg Convertible Phaeton
1935 Duesenberg SJ Convertible Coupe
The S in the SJ designation of this Duesenberg means that it is one of only 36 built with the Supercharged 420 cubic inch straight 8 engine, rated at 320 horsepower. It is capable of speeds up to 135 MPH and has power assisted four wheel hydraulic brakes. The body of this particular car was built by Murphy Coachworks in Pasadena, California. The price when new was $20,000. This car was once owned by William Randolph Hearst.
1935 Pierce Arrow 12 Coupe
1936 Auburn 852 Cabriolet
1937 Delage D8 120 Aerosport Coupe
1937 Lincoln Convertible Victoria Brunn