The Art Deco movement influenced design and marketing in many different industries in the 1930’s, and the motor industry was no exception.
During the 1930’s, when most folks couldn’t even afford to put food on the table, upscale car makers turned out luxury vehicles with incredible features. Some of these features, like front-wheel drive (Bucciali TAV) and electric wipers, were ahead of their time.
The Art Deco era produced over the top designs with sweeping contours, early streamlining and art. War was looming, but Voisin, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Talbot, and Delahaye were making headlines and turning heads around the world.
Thirties, and design moved towards a streamlined (tear-drop shaped) car at the end of the Thirties. The Voisin was a make enjoyed by the Siamese Prince Bira.
Another of the 30’s art deco cars was the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, now very rare and expect to pay around two million dollars (not baht).