As designers we need to expose ourselves to outstanding physical creations, both for general inspiration and background education. So I prize any website that can show me a lot of beautiful things at once, particularly when they vary greatly in design yet all belong to the same category. One such website is Bring a Trailer, an online auctioneer with an eclectically curated selection of vehicles.
The stock rotates rapidly, so you’ll see different vehicles every single day. They’ve got everything from exotics to classics, from mass-produced to quirky small-run vehicles, spanning multiple eras and hailing from America, Europe and Japan. To give you an idea of the breadth and taste, here’s a sampling of what was on offer at press time:
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1968 BMW 2002 5-Speed
1958 BMW Isetta 600
1957 Ford Ranchero
1960 MG MGA 5-Speed
1957 Chevrolet Suburban NAPCO 4×4
1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello
2001 Audi S4 Avant 6-Speed
1968 Pontiac LeMans
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
1992 Subaru SVX
1992 Land Rover Defender 110
1972 Triumph TR6
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L84 327 4-Speed
2007 Porsche 911 GT3
1998 Morgan Plus 8
1985 Land Rover 90 Pickup Turbodiesel
1965 Volvo 1800S 4-Speed w/Overdrive
Each entry contains multiple interior and exterior photos of the car, as well as video. It’s well worth a look, and part of the fun are the surprising vehicles you’ll encounter while scrolling through. Check it out here.