The Allure of the Automobile is an exhibition at the Portland Art Museum which would feature 16 of the world’s most expensive, rare and luxurious automobiles. You could check out the avant-garde 1937 Hispano-Suiza which was possessed by French apéritif baron André Dubonnet. You could also take a look at the 1957 Jaguar XK-SS roadster. It was owned by Steve McQueen. The idea is to present art movements such as Art Moderne and Postwar Modernity in the context of cars. You could also see the difference between European and American design in cars. The exhibition includes an audio tour featuring Jay Leno.
The list of cars include 1930 Bentley Speed Six Gurney Nutting Coupe, 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, 1937 Hispano Suiza H-6C “Xenia” Coupe, 1931 Duesenberg SJ Derham Convertible Sedan, 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS “Teardrop” Coupe, 953 Porsche 550, Prototype , 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Touring Berlinetta, 1954 Plymouth Explorer Sports Coupe, 1948 Tucker Model 48 Torpedo, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Roadster, 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Comp./61 Short-wheelbase, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Prototype and 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Coupe.
If you are crazy about cars, you could also take a look at the luxury cars and an article about Jaguar hybrid. These cars would bring out the worst in you, when it comes to greed for cars. The exhibition will make you drool and salivate when you can’t control anymore. Go ahead, and enjoy a journey alongside rare vintage cars! There is nothing better than a good old vintage car that is left shining in a display at an exhibition, and that is exactly what you will get here.