Sunday, March 3, 2013

Californian Cars PTIV: San Francisco

Below: I spotted this shop counter in a tourist shop on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Little did I know something mind-blowing was just around the corner.

Below: Our ride on another sort of car; the iconic California Street cable-car in San Francisco.

Below: We were on a bus when we drove past this unbelievable car showroom, so later in the night we caught a cab back there and nothing could have prepared me for such a selection. I don't even know what most of them are but the styling, design, chrome and lines were captivating.

All these cars are parked on the ground floor of Academy of Art University and a local explained that the current owner/heir and president of the privately owned university is a massive classic car nut. And HER name is Elisa Stephens. Check out this article on her and her collection here

Below: This was my favourite I saw- a 1949 Delahaye Type 175 with rear wheel spats and a targa top.

Below: A publicity shot of Elisa Stephens, the President of the University and the owner of one of the World's finest collections of classic and vintage cars including numerous Pebble Beach winners. 

You're reading Californian Cars Part IV. Click here for Part V. 

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