Sensuous Steel Brings Rare Art Deco Cars To Nashville

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Nashville's Frist Center hosts some of the most beautiful cars ever.

The art deco period of automotive design produced some of the most beautiful and most valuable cars in the world. This includes the world’s most expensive car, the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic Coupe, a classic example of art deco if ever there was one. A collection of such cars, dating from the Thirties and Forties, will be displayed at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts, a converted post office built in 1933-34, itself a gorgeous example of art deco.

The exhibit is called “Sensuous Steel” and will run through September 15th. The cars are exceptionally rare and include a 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet that belonged to Frank Lloyd Wright, a 1934 Voison Type C-17 Aerosport Coupe that belonged to Edsel Ford as well as one of only 9 examples of the Stout Scarab ever built. There is even a 1930 KJ Henderson Streamline, one of the only art deco motorcycles ever made. There are 20 vehicles in all and this is an exhibit you won’t want to miss if you’re anywhere near Nashville.

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Jeff Lane, of Lane Motor Museum, takes a minute out to explain the uniqueness of Sensuous Steel.

The Sensous Steel exhibit is running exclusively at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 14th - September 15th.

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