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Best Cars Of 1934 – The Greatest Cars In The World This Year

Motor vehicle production in the United Kingdom during the 1935 calendar year broke all previous records, with a total of well over 400,000, namely 325,192 private cars, 91,707 trucks and buses and some 9,100 tractors. About a quarter of a million people were now employed in the motor manufacturing and repair industries. Export figures for 1935 showed a healthy increase with 54,520 cars finding their way overseas, valued at £6,368,875. Commonwealth countries, such as Australia, were the principal export markets but in a relatively small, although quite near, country like the Netherlands most British cars were available.

A total of 13,563 cars and car chassis was imported, valued at over £2.1 million. Motor vehicles in use in the United Kingdom in September, 1935, numbered 2,034,589, about three quarters of these being private cars. During the calendar year ending December 1935, there were 413,765 new vehicle registrations; of these 281,388 were private cars and just under seven thousand hackneys.

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Our Favorite Cars for the 1934 Model Year

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12

As competition to the best that Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Isotta-Fraschini could offer, the J12 in many respects was the superior design.The centerpiece of every J12 was its locomotive-like 60˚ V12 which could produce 250 bhp no a good day. The 10-liter engine used a 70 lbs crankshaft held in seven main bearings. Spark was provided by 2 Scintilla magnetos and many ancilary pieces were cast from aluminum with very low tolerances. Learn more…

1934→1935 Voisin C25 Aérodyne

1934 Voisin C25 Aérodyne

The height of Gabrielle Voisin’s vision was reached with the Aérodyne, a four-seat fastback that exemplified France’s love for aviation. But unlike anything else from the period, Voisin was able to utilize modernist lines where the other design houses couldn’t escape French Curves.  Learn more…

1935 Delage D8-105 Gallery

1934 Delage D8-105

In 1934 Delage launched a couple variants of the D8 including the flagship D8-105. It used a 3,570cc inline-8 engine designed by Arthur-Léon Michelat. The D8-105 was offered in Sport and Légère (Light) versions. Both came with the twin-plug, high-compression engine and were offered at 68,000 Francs and 75,000 Francs respectively. Learn more…

1934 Packard Twelve Model 1108

1934 Packard Twelve Model 1108

In 1934 Packard offered three distinct chassis for the 11th series Packard Twelve of which the 1108 was the longest. It was used for Packard’s most luxurious cars alongside the shorter model 1107 and 1106. Learn more…