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An early “dashcam” style archive footage film, showing a trip along Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California in the mid 1930’s. The rear facing camera captures many classic vehicles from the 1920s and 1930s including a Rolls Royce, a tow truck with a vehicle clearly damaged from an accident, and of course many Ford and General Motors vehicles that were so common during this period.

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The Car of the Future Looked So Sexy in 1955

In 1954 Lincoln tapped a tiny Italian coachbuilder to see what the future of automobiles might look like. A few months later, just in time for the 1955 Turin auto show, they delivered this: the Indianapolis Coupe. Rumor has it that when Henry Ford II finally laid eyes on it he outright bought the car from his own company just to make sure that he could drive it whenever he pleased.

I want one.

via Supercompressor.com

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1938 World Speed Record of 268 Miles Per Hour

The Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen was an experimental, high-speed automobile produced in the late 1930s. On 28 January 1938 it achieved the world record of 432.7 km/h (268 mph) for the fastest ever officially timed speed on a public road.