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January 29, 2020

Vintage Photos Capture Scenes at the Paris Motor Show in 1948

The Paris Motor Show is a biennial auto show held during October in Paris. It is one of the most important motor shows, with new productions and concept car debuts. The 35th show in 1948 was held at the Grand Palais in the Champ-Élysées, also featuring the first exhibition of a 2CV Citroën. Let’s take a brief look at the show through these 13 beautiful color photos:

A 2CV Citroën was being put on the stand at the 35th Paris Motor Show at the Grand Palais, October 1948. Photo by Keystone-France.

Displaying of the new Renault car on the 35th Paris Motor Show, at Grand Palais, October 1948. Photo by Keystone-France.

Cars on exhibition at the Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, October 1948. Photo by Roger Viollet.

The first exhibition of a 2CV Citroën during the Paris Motor Show in the Grand Palais, October 1948. Photo by AFP.

Cars on exhibition at the Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, October 1948. Photo by Roger Viollet.
Cars on exhibition at the Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, October 1948. Photo by Roger Viollet.

A view of the 35th Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, Paris, October 1948. The five exhibits in the foreground are cars with bodywork by French coachbuilders J Saoutchik and Franay. Photo by Yale Joel/LIFE.

The first exhibition of a 2CV Citroën during the Paris Motor Show in the Grand Palais, October 1948. Photo by AFP.

A Delahaye convertible on display at the 35th Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, Paris, October 1948. Photo by Yale Joel/LIFE.

A Delahaye convertible on display at the 35th Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, Paris, October 1948. Photo by Yale Joel/LIFE.

Visitors viewing a Delahaye 135 sports tourer, with coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi, at the 35th Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, Paris, October 1948. Photo by Yale Joel/LIFE.

Visitors viewing a Delahaye 135 sports tourer, with coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi, at the 35th Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, Paris, October 1948. Photo by Yale Joel/LIFE.

Visitors viewing a car with a novel front-opening door at the 35th Paris Motor Show, held at the Grand Palais, Paris, October 1948. Photo by Yale Joel/LIFE.


4 comments:

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  2. Hmmm...I only see 6 color photos. The other 7 are black and white.

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