Design

General Design History/Themes/Trends:

An Illustrated History of Automotive Aerodynamics:  Part1   Part 2   Part 3  PN

Aerodynamics  Part 4: Drag Area Matters  Mike Butts

Hidden Headlights: Part1Part 2   Mike Butts

The Short Life Of The Two Door Station Wagon  PN

How The 1960 Corvair Started A Global Design Revolution  PN

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

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

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

Bosozoku Style   D.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 PN

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

How The 1960 Corvair Started A Global Design Revolution   PN

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  PN

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

Did This 1962 Exner Model Inspire the 1966 Toronado?  PN

 

Designer Biographies:

Sir Alec Issigonis R.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