Classic Coupes – Beauties of The Past

Classic Coupes

 

Automobiles, and more specifically cars, have always been very closely tied to society and culture throughout history. For lovers of cars, history is defined not by major events but by the release of car models. Cars started out as luxuries available to only the richest of the world’s rich, the richest 0.01%, if you will. But within a few decades, mass production of cars started and in a few years millions of cars were being produced worldwide. Cars had now become available to the middle classes in developed countries, and it completely revolutionized society. Transportation, travelling, business had been changed in a way parallel to how the advent had railways had caused stirs around the world.

 

In the early part of the 20th century, when cars were just becoming popular and were starting to be used only by the rich, the coupe layout was the most popular. A coupe is basically a car with only 2 doors with seating for only two passengers, with a relatively lower roof. However, coupes can also have a cramped space for two extra passengers in back, although this was seen rarely and mainly decades after the introduction of the original coupes when cars were starting to get cheaper and the general public started using them, thus increasing the demand for more available passenger capacity. 

 

Today, in modern times, the coupe layout is used predominantly in performance vehicles which are built for purposes of speed and thus seating capacity isn’t the primary requirement for their customers. Classic coupe cars of the early 19th century are now known as vintage classics and are rare to find and worth millions of dollars to collectors, and are bought by multimillionaire car enthusiasts at auctions for many millions of dollars. 

 

Famous Classis Coupes

 

Throughout history have been made some very popular classic coupes that are still famous and are very rare and worth millions. 

 

Some of these are the theBuggati Type 46 Couoe released in 1929, Packard Twelve Model 1106 Sport Coupe from 1934, the 1934 Type C37 Aerosport Coupe, the Chrysler Imperial Model C-2 Airflow Coupe from 1935, the 1936 Delahaye 135M Competition Coupe, the uniquely designed Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet ‘Xenie’ Coupe from 1938, the 1938 Talbot-Lago T-150-SS Teardrop Coupe, the 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II, and many more. Classic coupe cars are some of the examples of early artistic car design and manufacturing. Since thenthe motor industry has come away, but the essence, soul and design of these cars will forever stay alive.

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