3 30s Coupes
Just added this very pretty '38 Zephyr by Durham to my collection and it looks great with the '34 Chrysler Airflow (also by Durham) and Brooklin's '39 Graham Combination Coupe. Each car's unique style, as well as the colors, complement each other beautifully!
Long Island, NY
What beauties .... all of them !
A really attractive set - When you line-up cars of the same era, that period comes alive and each model adds to the visual value of the others. This is a great period in U.S. auto design, with creative forms but not all flash and your Zephyr is a perfect example.
Nice display Barry. I have always liked cars from this era and when these models came out I had to have them.
I also like the coupes from the '30s. Brooklin set the standard for '30s coupes although Design Studio has taken it a step further and converted '30s Fords and Mercs into street rods. Brooklin has also dabbled into street rods via the "rodz" series.I especially like the 1935 Plymouth coupe that Brooklin did as a street rod as well as the more recent 1934 Ford coupe. Brooklin makes quite a few coupes that would make excellent street rods with aftermarket wheels and tires. Some great candidates are the '37 Pontiac 5 window coupe, the 1937 Studebaker Dictator, the 1938 Chrysler coupe and the 1939 Lasalle 5 window coupe.Has anyone done street rod conversions of '30s Brooklin coupes? If so, I would really like to see your photos.
@kenspear I also have Brooklin's '37 Chevy and Buick Special coupes. To my eye, those are more typically styled coupes of the 1930s while the three I pictured above are more unique looking.
Long Island, NY
@moe-parr Often we see architectural renderings of the day, with exactly this sort of car. As you say, Moe, far more stylised.
Interestingly, my mother (!) would speak of 'sweep' along with such terms as 'form' and 'line'. I deduce this is the quality of a design in motion: 'that gown has an elegant sweep' or in this case, 'that Lincoln has a dynamic sweep'. Rather than looking stationary.
All three are very nice, I still need to find the Airflow.
South Lyon, Michigan - USA
I just come to go on the hobby db website and i have been surprise to see this 1940 Lincoln Zephyr coupe In Silver color. I never see that one before. Just five have been done maybe this is the reason.
Speaking of coupe the one that i would like to see it again is the 1939 Packard Club coupe by Minimarque. This model looks outstanding. What happens with Minimarque are they always in business?
I featured the silver Zephyr at the end of my video review.
Rextoys did a nice version of the 1935, face-lifted Airflow, though it lacks the dynamism of Moe's '34 Durham example.