1922 Citroën 5CV “Cloverleaf”
This lovely little boat-tailed car is believed to be the oldest Citroën in North America. “Cloverleaf” signifies its 2+1 seating.
1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe Hot Rod
A definitive example of an early ’32 Ford 3-Window hot rod sporting steel wheels, a chopped roof and an Ardun OHV flathead engine.
1934 Voisin C27 Aérosport
Gabriel Voisin developed automobiles with the mindset of an aeronautical engineer. Many design features follow aircraft construction practice.
1936 Stout Scarab
Also designed by an aeronautical engineer, its radical streamlined “turtle shell” form anticipated the minivan by decades. Fewer than 10 were built.
1937 Cord 812 Custom Beverly
Gordon Beuhrig’s “coffin-nosed” Cord was the first car to have hidden headlights. It had one of the purest and simplest body forms of its era.
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS
Franco Scaglione’s first production design following his 1954–56 Alfa Romeo BAT series, the Giulietta SS debuted at the 1957 Turin Motor Show.
1957 Fiat Jolly
While dune buggies epitomized the California beach scene, the European coastal car was the Fiat Jolly, Ghia’s resort adaptation of the Fiat 500.
1963 Ford Thunderbird
Stunningly futuristic for its time, the 1963 Thunderbird was designed by ArtCenter alumnus Jim Powers while a young designer at Ford.
1967 Citroën DS21
With its unibody construction, removable panels, front wheel drive and hydrodynamic suspension, the DS was shockingly advanced for its time.
1971 Datsun BRE 510 Trans-Am Racecar
Peter Brock’s race-modified 510s raised Datsun’s performance profile, helping the 510 compete with the BMW 2002 in the new sports sedan class.