Today, we focus on a random year: 1933. As if by chance, cars existed already. Knowing this only request, which one to choose for an unlimited budge? Which 1933 car would you take as a market pick? Text: Mickael B., Luca W., Thomas Z. © Images: Thiesen Hamburg GmbH, Daniel Schmitt & Co. ©

Luca’s choice: A 1933 Aston Martin for a market pick? Of course

The Aston Martin Le Mans showed itself for the first time in 1932 at the London Motor Show. Back in the day, it was all about new technical features: a new frame, four-cylinder engine with overhead camshaft, Laycock 4-speed gearbox and a dry sump lubricating system. One of these even took part in the Mille Miglia! So it means that this one can take part at the Mille Miglia historic races.

In 1933, the Aston Martin factory built this chassis, H3/303/S, which is one of just 106 units (130 in total). Hence, it is fully in its original setup. Yet, it received a complete engine (70hp) and transmission overhaul by Aston Martin luminary Ecurie Bertelli. The car has successfully competed in the Mille Miglia six times in recent years.

Aston Martin Le Mans for sale

French Luxury: the 1933 Bugatti Type 49 Gangloff Cabriolet

As a Bugatti enthusiast, 1933 was an easy pick: the Bugatti Type 41 a.k.a. the Bugatti Royale. But there was a little problem, as the aim of this challenge is to find one available on the market. This pick becomes mission impossible. Another one would have been the Type 35B, but the production was stopped in 1931. Finally, we choose the replacement of the Type 44: the Bugatti Type 49. The coachwork was done by the Swiss company Gangloff, who nearly built half of the bodywork of the ‘old’ Bugattis. We may agree that, at this price (Price On Request usually means more than a million), this car belongs to a museum. If you agree, please feel free to pay a visit of one of the most iconic Bugatti Museum: the Schlumpf Collection.

Bugatti 49 Gangloff Cabriolet for sale

American opulence 1933 pick with a Packard Super Eight

Imagine New York, in the thirties. You’re on Park Avenue, where this car was delivered new. Derived from the Standard Eight and the Deluxe Eight, all 8 cylinder models, the Super Eight had a strengthened chassis and new carburetor, which resulted in more power and better handling. Vacuum assisted brakes were featured and gave the driver the option to adjust the level of braking to assist their needs. The wheelbase of the Deluxe models was dropped in favor of a 135” wheelbase chassis. Individuals seeking a more stately appearance opted for the 142” wheelbase which was 5 inches shorter than the 1932 “Deluxe” models.

With 13 different fabric body styles available, individual bodied production numbers were limited. Of the 1,327 Super Eight models built for 1933, only 788 were assembled on the 142” chassis. Body no. 650 was the Super Eight Touring, a stylish and functional Touring car with rear fold away jump seats that allowed seating for either 5 or 7 passengers. With a restyled exterior and a new windshield treatment, the Touring was especially stunning. It is no wonder why examples are highly coveted among collectors today. This stunning example is for sale here at Daniel Schmitt in the United States.