Portland, OR. A member’s only event at the Portland Art Museum brought car lovers to the venerable institution. The Allure of the Automobile showcases 16 of the world’s most luxurious, rare, and brilliantly conceived automobiles designed between 1930 and the mid-1960s.

16 of the world's most luxurious and rare automobiles.

On display are 16 of the world’s most luxurious and rare automobiles.

Many see the automobiles as Art.

16 of the world's most luxurious and rare automobiles.

Artists Sandra and Dave Nichols
From the avant garde 1937 Hispano-Suiza owned by French apéritif baron André Dubonnet to the ultra-cool convertible 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster once owned by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen, the exhibition traces the evolution of the motorcar, showcasing developments in automotive design and engineering.
Cars could draw up to 100,000 visitors

The cars could draw up to 100,000 visitors over the next few months.

1954 Plymouth Explorer Sports Coupe:

Mark and Lisa Johnson view the 1954 Plymouth Explorer Sports Coupe

The exhibit runs from June 11 – September 11, 2011 at the Portland Art Museum.

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