The Video of the Day is a comprehensive look at the great classic cars of the 1920s and ‘30s, coachbuilt luxury craft from such automakers as Duesenberg, Packard, Cadillac, Rolls-Royce, Isotta Fraschini and Hispano Suiza, and owned by the highest echelon of wealth and celebrity.
“It was a time when the finest automobiles in the world were built – the era of the custom-bodied, luxury car,” according to the GreatcarsTV.com description with the video. “Some feel that this 20-year period from about 1920 to roughly 1940 was an Olympian Age of automotive design, much like the flourishing of Greek culture in Athens in the 5th Century BC.”
These cars were priced in their day way out of reach of regular people, which contributes to their rarity and value today. They’re still out of reach for normal folk, many priced well into the millions.
This 25-minute video is informative and well-worth watching, telling the stories of the rise of history’s great classic cars during the flush times and their decline as the Great Depression took hold.