Curbside Classic Archive: Design

General Design History/Themes/Trends:

An Illustrated History of Automotive Aerodynamics:  Part 1    Part 2    Part 3   Paul N

Aerodynamics  Part 4: Drag Area Matters   Mike Butts

Hidden Headlights: Part 1    Part 2   Mike Butts

Upside Down Headlights: A Brief And Incomplete History   Stainsey Stainselstein

The Short Life Of The Two Door Station Wagon   Paul N

How The 1960 Corvair Started A Global Design Revolution   Paul N

Pininfarina’s Revolutionary Florida: The Most Influential Design Since 1955   Paul N

The Bucket Seat Era Started Modestly In 1958 And Now Bench Seats Are History   Paul N

VW Goes to Italy for a New Design for the Beetle: Myth and Reality   Paul N

Bosozoku Style   Don Andreina

Planes, Rockets and Automobiles: The Aero Influence in Car Design   Barry Koch


Specific Car Model Design Analysis/History (Chronological):

How The 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Ushered In A Design Revolution Thanks To A Hot Radiator

Who Actually Styled the 1952 Bentley Continental?   Don Andreina

Pininfarina’s Revolutionary Florida: The Most Influential Design Since 1955   Paul N

Studebaker Sedan’s Last Decade of Styling (1953-1963)   JP Cavanaugh

How The 1960 Corvair Started A Global Design Revolution   Paul N

Why The 1959 Studebaker Lark Front End Looked So Much Like The 1960 Valiant’s   Paul N

The Rear Door Dilemma (Volvo 240/740)   Ingvar H.

Trying To Make (Business Coupe) Sense Of The Gremlin   Paul N

Bill Mitchell’s Parting Shot: 1977 Pontiac Phantom   Paul N

Did This 1962 Exner Model Inspire the 1966 Toronado?   Paul N

 

Designer Biographies:

Sir Alec Issigonis   Roger Carr

Philippe Charbonneaux: Vive La Différence   Tatra87

The Cars Of Claus Luthe   Perry Shoar

John Blatchley of Rolls-Royce   Don Andreina

 

 

Chrysler’s Dream Cars from the Fifties:

Turning Dreams Into Semi-Reality: Dual Ghia and Ghia L 6.4

The Bad Dreams: Turboflyte and Imperial D’Elegance

Dreams For Sale: The Production Chrysler Ghias

1953 Chrysler Ghia D’Elegance

1951 Chrysler K310: The Beginning Of The Exner Era

The Chrysler Parade Phaetons  J. P. Cavanaugh