Turquoise Thursday: Turquoise Elegance in Sacramento

1937 Cord 812 Beverly

1937 Cord 812 Beverly

I did not expect to find such turquoise elegance in Sacramento at the California Automobile Museum, a non-profit organization. With their special exhibit Elegance in Motion: Cars of the Golden Age, the abundance of beautiful classic cars was beyond what I expected from the California Automobile Museum. I know I am often surprised by my travels, but I am constantly amazed by what I find in each destination that I visit. Each place has something unique to offer. I was ecstatic when I saw the various cars in shades of green, blue, teal, and turquoise.

1928 Packard 526 Convertible Coupe

1928 Packard 526 Convertible Coupe

The California State Automobile Museum has a collection of antique cars, automotive memorabilia, and other various motorized vehicles. The museum takes you through time to see each generation’s most popular automobile. Take a tour to see cars from every era from the early 1920’s through today. The museum also offers rotating exhibits, a monthly car club cavalcade, education classes, a facility for events, and a classic car sales area. I would have loved to buy one of their classic vehicles like the 1928 Ford Model A Sport Coupe or 1987 Zimmer Golden Spirit. The range of cars is incredible!

1956 Custom Imperial Convertible

1956 Custom Imperial Convertible

The museum is continually changing to incorporate many different facets of automotive evolution. The museum also has special exhibits throughout the year to display new and exciting vehicles. The Elegance in Motion: Cars of the Golden Age exhibit (May 25-October 13) fascinated me the most because I have always been interested in the 1920-1945 time period. During the Great Depression, one of worst economic periods, elegant cars were being produced. The features in these great twentieth century vehicles is extraordinary: hand finishing’s, leather interiors, art deco, fine imported fabrics, bars & vanities, hydraulic breaks, overhead camshafts, and of course engines with 8, 12, and 16 cylinders. These classic cars reign Hollywood and wealth. Owners like Rockefeller and Vanderbilt loved their elegant automobiles.

1961 volkswagen beetle

1961 volkswagen beetle

Some of the Elegance in Motion exhibit highlights:

Elegant Car

Elegant Car

1928 Packard, 526 Rumbleseat Convertible Coupe
1937 Cord, 812 Beverly (Cord vehicles were only manufactured for 2 years)
1933 Lincoln, KB Sedan
1940 Lincoln Zephyr, Sedan
1938 Rolls-Royce, 25/30 Sports Sedan
1929 La Salle, Dual Cowl
1935 Hispano-Suiza, J-12 Kellner Pillarless Post Sedan

1930 Duesenberg, Derham  Tourister Dual Windshield Phaeton
1934 Auburn, 850Y Phaeton
1923 Miller Ascot, Race Car
1934 Pierce Arrow, Sliver Arrow
1931 Stutz, MB Sedan
…among others…

1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird

Other museum rarities:
-*Ricky Nelson’s 1984 Mustang
-An original unrestored 1968 Imperial LeBaron Hardtop
-Pink 1960 Ford Thunderbird
-Pink 1959 Cadillac
-Banana yellow 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
-Mint green 1950 Dodge “Woodie” Coronet Station Wagon
-*1973 Fiat 500L “Louigi”
-1966 Shelby Cobra
-*1951 Hudson Peacemaker Sedan “Doe Hudson”
-1932 Ford Hardtop
-2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Napa 16
-1909 Ford Model T Racer
-1953 Vincent Comet motorcycle
-1985 March 85-C Cart Indy Car
-*1984 Lamborghini Countach, formerly owned by Malcolm Forbes
-*1933 Lincoln, formerly owned by San Jose (California) born Amadeo Peter Giannini (or A.P. Giannini), founder of bank of America

1951 Hudson Peacemaker Sedan Doe Hudson

1951 Hudson Peacemaker Sedan Doe Hudson

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Plymouth

Plymouth

California Automobile Museum
2200 Front Street
Sacramento, CA, 95818
Tel: 916-442-6802
Fax:916-442-2646
www.CalAutoMuseum.org

1956 Hudson metropolitan

1956 Hudson metropolitan

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