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Here comes the Thunderbolt

A few years ago I went to the Frist in Nashville to see a display of cars that were works of art. And they were indeed. Among the cars displayed was a Chrysler Thunderbolt. I had never heard of this model, but it was sleek and beautiful. The reason I had never heard of this car was because it was a concept car from 1941 and after WWII Chrysler did not bring the car to production.

So, I was pleasantly surprised when putting together the photos for our Summer show and we came across the Thunderbolt rolling down South Main St. Could it be the same car I saw at the Frist? Chances are good because there were only five of them built and four of those still exist. Either way, we still love this one of a kind image from the 1940’s. The car is super cool and our Courthouse is prominent in the background, but there is so much more going on in this image. Wonderful advertising is everywhere, including a movie poster for a Humphrey Bogart movie. See if you can find it in our online gallery or if you are nearby, come in and see the print along with our other vintage car photos.