‘Havana Classics’ display returns to auto show

 

‘Havana Classics’ display returns to auto show

Rare 1936 Ford Cabriolet originallyowned by actress Katharine Hepburn is the featured car.

A glorious period from Havana’s rich history returns for all to behold as the Miami International Auto Show will once again present an assortment of antique cars that once graced the city’s picturesque roadways.

The nostalgic collection, named Havana Classics, showcases many of an era’s most popular vehicles.

Presented with the cooperation of Telemundo 51Miami, Havana Classics offers such celebrated vehicles as a 1931 Ford Model “A” Roadster, 1949 Buick Super Convertible, 1951 Mercury Sedan, 1954 Ford Customline and a 1958 VW Beetle.

The featured car in this nostalgic exhibit is a very rare 1936 Ford Cabriolet that was produced during the height of the Art Deco design period and originally owned by Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn. It was a gift to her from RKO Studios in recognition of her Academy Award nomination for best actress in the film Alice Adams.

The car features a “rumble seat” that unfolds out of the trunk. The car is finished in original Bambolina Blue color, with a saddle leather interior. It is powered by the famous Ford flathead V-8 engine.

Each year, the Antique Automobile Club of America’s South Florida Region selects a handful of members to participate in the Memory Lane exhibit. Founded in 1955, the Antique Automobile Club of America’s South Florida Region comprises 200 local members and is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of antique vehicles. The local group regularly hosts antique car shows. For more information, call Mel Mann at 305-232-2274 or visit www.aaca.org/southflorida

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