Streamlined Vintage Car Designs09.25.07   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: A. Salem Jones
Tags: Automotive, Galleries, Industrial Design
One look at the above 1936 Peugeot Darl’Mat 402 Coupe designed by Emile Darl’mat and you can feel your mouth water. The curves of streamlined car designs have a sensual timeless quality to them. A collection of such cars has been assembled and put on display at the Phoenix Art Museum. Many of the cars come from the 1930s a time when America looked to the future for recovery from the American Depression and specifically the aerodynamic teardrop shape.
The above 1936 Stout Scarab by William Stout drew inspiration from the scarab beetle. The image above shows the unusual design of the car’s front.
The French 1939 Delahaye Type 165 was designed for the World Fair in New York. It exhibits a casual elegance which feels completely French.
The silver 1957 Ferrari 635/250 TRC exemplifies what many feel to be the best decade of Ferrari’s cars. (Photos: “Curves of Steel”) â€“Via CBS.