“Classics” may be one of the most misused terms in auto talk. Generally used to describe any really nice old car, a classic is specifically a car produced between 1925 and 1948. It is a special breed of car that has achieved a level of excellence both in engineering and style and is recognized as such.

As one copy writer once wrote: "A Classic was built when men, morals and radiator shells stood foursquare and upright."

The classics pictured below were built in the coachwork shop I use for my cars. Needless to say, when they can put a car on the 18th green at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island year after year, they do exceptional work.

Feel free to click on either of the images below, one at a time, to see larger versions of these "Classics".


1938 Talbot Lago Type 23 Teardrop Coupe


1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, #3BU184
Aero Coupé von CARS

Now a part of the O'Quinn Collection, Houston, TX