LeMay Museum: 1953 Ferrari Inter Vignale Coupe
This Vignale bodied loner from Ron Tonkin, popular dealership owner and collector, is one of 79 models built, but only 1 of 15 built in this body style.
Of the 15, no two cars are alike because each car was customized to each owner’s liking. Vignale partnered with Bertone, Ghia, & Stabilimente Farina to accomplish the customized interiors.
LeMay Museum: 1937 Cord 812
Taking streamlining to the extreme, Cord was the first car to ever have pop-up front headlamps. It was also the first front-wheel drive car with independent front suspension.
Another interesting fact about the semi-automatic transmission in the 812, it extended in front of the engine which allowed the car a low stance so there was no need for running boards. You can see the area of the front nose behind the bumper into which the transmission extended. A modified version was later used in the Tucker 48 which