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Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs for the 21st Century

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Re: Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs for the 21st Century

The Duesy is nice.

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Re: Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs for the 21st Century

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I like how if you follow that link it leads to a treasure trove of old GM and other design sketches...

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Re: Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs for the 21st Century

I always wanted to see a design exercise for a modern day Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg. It's a tough task considering these were short-lived brands from the 20s and 30s, which obviously don't have very rich design heritages to work with.
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Re: Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs for the 21st Century

I can imagine a very elegant, timeless, and sleek Cord sedan with a long hood, a signature wraparound grille, and hidden headlights. It would rival Lincoln's design philosophy, which is elegant simplicity.

A Duesenberg would be very flashy and assertive, yet elegant and timeless. Lots of brightwork used appropriately.

Same goes for an Auburn but without the excessive brightwork.
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^ hadn't thought of it before
but Max's horizontal-slat split-wing grille DOES have a touch of the Cord's horizontal louvres


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Re: Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs for the 21st Century

^I see it.

Man, that Cord is a pretty car. It's one my most favorite cars from that era.



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Re: Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs for the 21st Century

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I always wanted to see a design exercise for a modern day Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg.
Ditto! Thanks for the posting.
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Re: Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs for the 21st Century

* bump * ...finally got around to more clicking
some faves:

esp. "ripple lights" in front fascia ^


just a hint of Conti 'StarShadow' grile ^


simplicity with attitude ^


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the 2014 edition of the 'League of Retired Designers' Project
The 2014 project by the League of Retired Automotive Designers was to create designs for Ford models no longer made; 37 Ford, Lincoln Continental, Thunderbird, 49 Mercury, Turnpike Cruiser. The designs were shown at the Eyes on Design and Ford Hall of Fame.


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* bump * ...finally did some more clicking
some faves:


esp. the "ripple lights" in the lower fascia ^


just a hint of the Conti's 'StarShadow' grille ^


simplicity with attitude ^



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'League of Retired Designers' Project

" The 2014 project by the League of Retired Automotive Designers was to create designs for Ford models no longer made: 37 Ford, Lincoln Continental, Thunderbird, 49 Mercury, Turnpike Cruiser. The designs were shown at the Eyes on Design and Ford Hall of Fame. "


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