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The Cleveland Ohio based Rauch & Lang Carriage Company progressed from building horse drawn carriages in 1853 to producing their first electric vehicles in 1905.  This particular Towncar has the distinction of being owned by the most appropriate person in the field of electricity, that being none other than Thomas A. Edison. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
1912 Rauch & Lang Towncar The Cleveland Ohio based Rauch & Lang Carriage Company progressed from building horse drawn carriages in 1853 to producing their first electric vehicles in 1905. This particular Towncar has the distinction of being owned by the most appropriate person in the field of electricity, that being none other than Thomas A. Edison. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
The pent-up demand for the cars after Wolrd War II gave Ford 300,000 orders within the first two days of production in 1946. As expected, the cars were carry-over models from 1942. Real change in their models did not appear until 1949. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
1947 Ford Woody Wagon Deluxe The pent-up demand for the cars after Wolrd War II gave Ford 300,000 orders within the first two days of production in 1946. As expected, the cars were carry-over models from 1942. Real change in their models did not appear until 1949. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
This is the very first Corvette that was built for General Motor's traveling display called Motorama. Relying heavily upon the Chevrolet parts bin, the Corvette featured a stock frame that was shortened thirteen inches and equipped with a 235 cubic inch, 6-cylinder engine mated to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
1953 Chevrolet Corvette "Motorama" This is the very first Corvette that was built for General Motor's traveling display called Motorama. Relying heavily upon the Chevrolet parts bin, the Corvette featured a stock frame that was shortened thirteen inches and equipped with a 235 cubic inch, 6-cylinder engine mated to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
Ford's 1957 product line was redesigned with more aggressive styling and trim. This model was available as a convertible or "retractable" hardtop that stowed completely in the massive trunk. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
1957 Ford 500 Fairlane Skyliner Ford's 1957 product line was redesigned with more aggressive styling and trim. This model was available as a convertible or "retractable" hardtop that stowed completely in the massive trunk. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
The 1959 Cadillacs will forever be remembered for their fins – the tallest, most dramatic automotive element of the 1950s. Presented as a "classic achievement in elegance and majesty of styling," Cadillac' chief designer, David Holls, added twin rocket-ship taillights to complete the look. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Hardtop The 1959 Cadillacs will forever be remembered for their fins – the tallest, most dramatic automotive element of the 1950s. Presented as a "classic achievement in elegance and majesty of styling," Cadillac' chief designer, David Holls, added twin rocket-ship taillights to complete the look. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
The 1959 Cadillacs will forever be remembered for their fins – the tallest, most dramatic automotive element of the 1950s. Presented as a "classic achievement in elegance and majesty of styling," Cadillac' chief designer, David Holls, added twin rocket-ship taillights to complete the look. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Hardtop Taillight The 1959 Cadillacs will forever be remembered for their fins – the tallest, most dramatic automotive element of the 1950s. Presented as a "classic achievement in elegance and majesty of styling," Cadillac' chief designer, David Holls, added twin rocket-ship taillights to complete the look. (credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
The Grand Sports are not famous for what they accomplished - as they were driven by some of the greatest American divers of the era - but more for what they could have been.  This unique vehicle is proudly displayed at the renowned Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.(credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)
1963 Corvette Grand Sport The Grand Sports are not famous for what they accomplished - as they were driven by some of the greatest American divers of the era - but more for what they could have been. This unique vehicle is proudly displayed at the renowned Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.(credit: Michael Furman for UCP Motor Cars)

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One Comment

  1. Walt says:

    The photo titled 1957 Ford in the UCP photo gallery is actually a 1958 Ford. I grew up with those cars!

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