7 Car Design Trends Throughout Decades

Car Design Trends Throughout Decades

Posted on March 16, 2012 by


Some people accuse car manufacturers of “design degradation” claiming it is mere details that distinguish one make of the car from another. Let’s check out Oldtimer Gallery again (you must be familiar with it after reading our previous reports The Spirit of Old Time and The Spirit of Old Time, Part 2) to see if the statement can be applied for the oldtimers (we doubt so!).

This Russo-Balt is the gem of the collection. It’s 100 years old! It features a 2.2 l 20 hp engine. Its maximum speed is 60 km/h; fuel comsumption: 12 l/100 km.

Do you think this 1903 Darrack differs greatly from the vehicle above?

They began installing incandescent lamps in 1920 and before that gas lamps had been used.

Alexander Darrack founded his company in 1981. At first he manufactured bicycles and 5 years later he switched to cars. The maximum speed of this vehicle is 80 km/h.

This Lincoln was made in 1921.

1930 Cadillac V16 Cabrio-coupe.

1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Picadilly roadster.

1930 Cadillac 353 V8 Fleetwood.

1935 Hispano-Suiza K6. They say each car of this car maker is unique because it manufactured just the chassis while bodies were made by other companies.

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7 Responses to “Car Design Trends Throughout Decades”

  1. xxx says:

    This article has a lot of factual mistakes.For example, first car with a normal seatbelts was volvo amazon and not barracuda

  2. regulator says:

    “In 1966 Tatra stopped producing autoes. Maybe it was its notable design that played a spiteful joke on the company…” That’s actually wrong….Tatra built cars until 1999, when the last Tatra700 left the factory. See wikipedia;).

    • VAE says:

      Yep.
      Tatra 603 and later 613 were still personal automobiles, and our equivalent of Volga or Chaika – stuff that was used for official functions, such as factory directors, party functionaries etc.

  3. Mercal says:

    People of Russia do not own automobile. They cannot afford it to start with or afford to buy the gas to operate it. The Soviet System had people hauled around in subway or trolley car to keep an eye on them. East Germany was controlled by electronic monitoring and spies. I live in West Germany family had a very rough time.

  4. MT C says:

    Criticism… corrections? Probably so. But I for one really liked seeing these old gals. I especially enjoyed the tank commander. I don’t often get to see that model and I doubt that one will ever go out of fashion.

    Thanks.

  5. Checkerboard Strangler says:

    That Barracuda also featured an available 340 cubic inch V-8 that put out way more than one HP per cubic inch, 400 horsepower (conservatively rated) and 435 lb/ft. of torque, a formidable muscle car.

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