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Lot 2041
Original Silver Arrow Rendering by Car Designer Philip O. Wright


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One of America's most talented automotive stylists of the Classic Car era was Philip O. Wright. His career in automotive design started with the Walter M. Murphy Company in Pasadena, California where he lent his talents to create a one-off Cord L29 for actress Delores Del Rio. During a chance meeting with Roy Faulkner, then President of the Cord Corporation, he was talked into joining the Cord design team where he designed the superb L29 Speedster among other vehicles. When Faulkner made his move to Pierce-Arrow, Phil Wright joined him and was responsible for some major updating of their entire line, but his crowning achievement was designing the fabulous Silver Arrow sedans created for the Chicago Century of Progress Exhibition. This is an original rendering of the Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow sedan commissioned by our consignor directly from Mr. Wright in the early 1970s. It is one of a series of drawings Mr. Wright did, it is multimedia on paper, matted and signed in the lower right-hand corner. Some age staining on matting. Image 19.5" x 6.5". Matting 23" x 11".

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