What do you know about classic cars? Whether you answered everything or nothing, The Academy of Art University wants to teach you and the rest of the public more very soon. Previously used for studying purposes for car design and restoration students, the Academy of Art’s collection of classic cars will soon be opened for all to see as a museum.
Since 1929, The Academy of Art University has inspired the people of San Francisco to learn about art and sharpen their creative minds. The school began with 45 students who were taught in a loft by Richard S. Stephens, then the Art Director for Sunset Magazine. Not too long after, the small school became the large University that it is today. Throughout its growth, it has experienced many changes, but one in particular came about when the school was under the leadership of the founder’s son, Richard A. Stephens. Mr. Stephens’s love of cars moved him to add a transportation and design department and also a classic car collection in 1951.
Fast forward 67 years, and now The Academy of Art University’s campus welcomes over 14,000 students who choose to major in an array of studies from acting, to illustration, and writing for film, television, and digital media. Today, the school is also gearing up to welcome the public eye to the collection of classic cars Richard A. Stephens began. Before they do so, several of the pre-war cars will be sold to Mecum’s Auction in Monterey, California, to freshen up the collection for the students and the public. In case you have instantly gained an interest in classic while reading this and want to purchase one, the cars on the list to be sold include a 1929 Duesenburg Model J convertible sedan, a 1932 Packard Eight 902 Coupe, and a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet B amongst a few others.
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