1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton

Cars We Love: 1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton

The Roadmaster was Buick’s top-of-the-line model in 1941, and the Convertible Phaeton was the cream of the Roadmaster crop. Out of the 377,000 Buicks produced that year, only around 15,000 were Roadmasters and only about 300 were Convertible Phaetons. They were rare at the time, and they’re even rarer today, with fewer than 50 of […]

1947 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Cabriolet

Cars We Love: 1947 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Cabriolet

Even the name of this car is elegant! The Silver Wraith was the first Rolls-Royce model built after the war at the new Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, England (still the headquarters of Bentley Motors Limited today). This car was one of the final Rolls-Royces to have coachwork designed by a coachbuilder, rather than having the […]

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Cars We Love: 1946 Nash 600 Sedan

Nash Motors Company was founded in Wisconsin in 1916, and Nash models remained in production until 1957, though the name of the company changed through the years. Nash morphed into Nash-Kelvinator, and eventually in the 50s became American Motors Corporation (AMC). Nash was an extremely innovative company, pioneering automotive ventilation systems that were the basis […]

1940 Willys Coupe red

Cars We Love: 1940 Willys Coupe

From 1912 to 1918, the Willys Overland Motor Company was the second-largest auto manufacturer in the United States, after Ford Motor Company. But the Great Depression wasn’t kind to the company, and after surviving a few bankruptcy scares and reorganizations, Willys-Overland Motors began designing a simple and affordable 4-cylinder automobile, available as a 4-door sedan […]

1942 Chrysler Town and Country station wagon

Cars We Love: 1942 Chrysler Town and Country Station Wagon

American car manufacturers have had a longstanding love affair with “Woodies” – cars accented with wood paneling – but how and why did it start? Think back to the days of horse-drawn carriages. These “cars” were made of wood. As automobiles were developed, the passenger compartment was often made of wood or framed in wood, […]