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Academy Classics Shine at SF Auto Show

Rare examples of classic cars from the Academy of Art University Automobile Museum will be on display at the 2016 San Francisco International Auto Show Nov. 21– 29, 2015, at Moscone Center.

Some of the models slated to appear at the show:

• 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Berlinetta1953 Allard J2X
• 1936 Auburn 852 Cabriolet
• 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Roadster
• 1935 Bentley 3.5 liter Drophead Coupe
• 1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe
• 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster
• 1934 Cadillac V16 Aero Coupe
• 1931 Chevrolet Cabriolet
• 1959 Corvette
• 1934 Chrysler Airflow Coupe
• 1947 Cisitalia 220 Cabriolet
• 1949 Citroen 2CV
• 1961 Daimler SP 250 Roadster
• 1937 Delage D8-120 Drophead Coupe
• 1929 Duesenberg Convertible Sedan
• 1970 Ferrari Dino
• 1934 Ford Victoria Sedan
• 1935 Ford Convertible Sedan (and Teardrop Trailer)
• 1939 Graham 97 Combination Coupe
• 1938 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
• 1922 Kissel Gold Bug Roadster
• 1948 Tucker
• 1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe
• 1955 M-Benz 300 SL
• 1937 MG SA Tourer
• 1931 Minerva AL Convertible Sedan
• 1959 Morris Traveller
• 1931 Packard Waterhouse Victoria
• 1932 Packard 902 Coupe
• 1941 Packard LeBaron Brougham
• 1938 Pierce-Arrow Convertible Coupe
• 1966 Porsche 911 Coupe
• 1952 Studebaker Commander Convertible Coupe
• 1928 Stutz Model BB Speedster
• 1967 Volvo P1800 S Coupe

The auto show is taking place just as the Academy’s School of Industrial Design has announced a new Associate of Arts degree program in Automotive Restoration. Describing the new degree, Dr. Elisa Stephens, president of the university, says, “Vintage vehicle restoration is unique. For this reason, the program will train for hands-on skills and machining technology, while also covering the critical component of history and research processes for repairing parts or creating historically accurate components for authenticity.”

All of the classic cars on display at the auto show are completely and meticulously restored. It’s a rare opportunity for enthusiasts and casual observers alike to view some of the most legendary cars, in superb condition, from the 20th century’s golden age of automobile design.


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