HOFFMANN, Otto (1899-1986) attributed
Lincoln V-12 Seven Passenger Touring Car Concept Design.
Utica: Circa 1937. Tempera on paper. Image size (including text): 8 1/4 x 21 5/8 inches. Framed. 20 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches.
Exquisite drawing of a quintessential 1930's roadster
The old established Willoughby firm, coach body makers in Utica, New York, had a reputation for conservative, quality coachwork in 1930 when Viennese born Otto Hoffmann was hired as draughtsman/designer. He quickly moved the company's design philosophy to the forefront of the streamline school, translating traditional luxury car body types such as this touring car into the modern idiom. Willoughby designed bodies for many major luxury car manufacturers including Lincoln and Rolls Royce. Provenance: Acquired from Hoffmann's widow January, 1985.