1969 Bizzarrini Manta Coup
  • 1969 Bizzarrini Manta Coup
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Pilarless Coupe
  • 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Pilarless Coupe
1937 Talbot Lago T150-C-SS Sport Coupe
  • 1937 Talbot Lago T150-C-SS Sport Coupe
1932 Auburn Boat-Tail Speedster
  • 1932 Auburn Boat-Tail Speedster
1938 Cadillac 60 Special 4-Door Touring Sedan
  • 1938 Cadillac 60 Special 4-Door Touring Sedan
1939 Lincoln Zephyr
  • 1939 Lincoln Zephyr
1948 Bentley MK VI Conv. Coup
  • 1948 Bentley MK VI Conv. Coup
1934 MG PA Brooklands Racer
  • 1934 MG PA Brooklands Racer
1939 Coachcraft Mercury one-off Roadster
  • 1939 Coachcraft Mercury one-off Roadster
1947 Delahaye 135 MS "Vedette" 2-Seat Cabriolet
  • 1947 Delahaye 135 MS "Vedette" 2-Seat Cabriolet
1956 Alfa Romeo 3000CM Superflow IV
  • 1956 Alfa Romeo 3000CM Superflow IV
1934 Rolls Royce PII Continental 3 Position DH
  • 1934 Rolls Royce PII Continental 3 Position DH
1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
  • 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
  • 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
Audi R8 courtesy 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
  • Audi R8 courtesy 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe
  • 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe
1935 Desoto Airflow
  • 1935 Desoto Airflow
Luigi Colani
  • Luigi Colani
1958 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham
  • 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham
1955 Ghia Streamline X "Gilda"
  • 1955 Ghia Streamline X "Gilda"
1953-1955 Alfa Romeo BAT Cars
  • 1953-1955 Alfa Romeo BAT Cars
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, Long Nose
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, Long Nose
"Minority Report" Lexus concept
  • "Minority Report" Lexus concept
1953 Nash Healey Le Mans Coupe
  • 1953 Nash Healey Le Mans Coupe
1969 Fiat Dino Spider
  • 1969 Fiat Dino Spider
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Two-Door
  • 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Two-Door
1954 Ferrari 375 MM PF Spyder
  • 1954 Ferrari 375 MM PF Spyder
1995 Aluma-Coupe
  • 1995 Aluma-Coupe
1963 Winfield Custom Roadster
  • 1963 Winfield Custom Roadster
1953 Siata 208 S
  • 1953 Siata 208 S
1963 Winfield Custom Roadster
  • 1963 Winfield Custom Roadster
1956 Jaguar Aerodyne
  • 1956 Jaguar Aerodyne
1929 Ford Model T Track Roadster
  • 1929 Ford Model T Track Roadster
1932 Ford Roadster
  • 1932 Ford Roadster
2007 Mosler MT 900s
  • 2007 Mosler MT 900s
1958 Devin SS Sports Car
  • 1958 Devin SS Sports Car
1967 White 3200 TD Truck
  • 1967 White 3200 TD Truck
Mercedes 300SL, Gullwing, CLK DTM
  • Mercedes 300SL, Gullwing, CLK DTM
1969 Hot Wheels "Twin Mill"
  • 1969 Hot Wheels "Twin Mill"
2008 Callaway C16 Roadster
  • 2008 Callaway C16 Roadster
2007 Dreamcraft Gatsby 7-cylinder radial engine motorcycle
  • 2007 Dreamcraft Gatsby 7-cylinder radial engine motorcycle
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
1975 Lamborghini Urraco P-250
  • 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P-250
1951 Jaguar XK120
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120
1955 Corvette
  • 1955 Corvette
Alejandro DeTomaso's race car
  • Alejandro DeTomaso's race car
1967 GTO Monkeemobile
  • 1967 GTO Monkeemobile
Los Angeles's Petersen Automotive Museum this week will debut an exhibit dedicated to early versions of what were thought to be aerodynamic cars, the New York Times reports. The cars may not have cut the wind as well as the designers intended, but some of them sure were beautiful.

The exhibit, "Aerodynamics: From Art to Science," will display cars dating back to the 1928 Martin Aerodynamic, which is on loan from Nashville's Lane Auto Museum. The Martin is an example of how early car designers attempted to design more aerodynamic cars by copying airplane designs. Other models on display will include a 1935 Chrysler Airflow, a 1938 Delahaye, a 1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Kamm Tail, a 1955 Ghia Gilda (pictured above at the 2007 Art Center Car Classic) and a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. The Peterson exhibit opens June 16 and will run through May 2013.

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