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Practical consideration

of comfort and convenience are combined with fashion and beauty lb the- Whippet "Four"

It is rarely that we are informed the name of those responsible for the artistry of a car.. We hear of the engineers, the makers -but rarely the artist: Evident m every line and contour of the ■ Superior Whippet "Fours" is the genius of Amos 33. Northup, Tvho over a period of years has virtually founded a new school of applied art m the design of motor car bodies. Heretofore, Mr. Northup has devoted himself exclusively to s t y/ 1 m g high-priced automobiles, and his characteristic touch is reflected to-day throughout the fine car field. Here <we have his talent displayed m a car of the low price field

Willys -Overland permit generous proportions m the design of its light cars and have added several inches to the wheelbase lengths. The increased wheel'bases (103%^ inches) for the Whippet "Four" have been cleverly utilised to give these ;•, models pleasing proportions of massiveness and comfort. . •Contributing tp . the 'appearance of •' size are ''..slertder' ■.■'; and delicate lines sjweeping; straight back from the radiator,;., unbroken* and uninterrupted. The effect, is that of a low-hung car which can- fairly hurtle through space,, cutting its way with a deep narrow radiator and slipping off opposing wind pressures as smoothly as a skilful boxer slides around the force of his opponent's blows. From the day the Whippets made their debut, the 'unique lines and curves have attracted keen public interest and attention. But' .nevertheless they know what ;they like. .And -/they have been quick to detect the relationships

Supreme artistry Df its class.

• ' '■ , ■ -v' Comfort and style of the Whippet based on the designs of a motor artist and designer

between causes and effects as exemplified m the Northup designs/

It is a fundamental principle m the Northup way of doing, thing* to begin with the chassis frame as a base and build up first with the element Of comfort m mirtd. Space tor feet and legrs to stretch m; space for passengers to sit m; space tor elbows and shouliers to turn m; these ire primary considerations. Only, after ample room has been provided for the comfort and convenience of the human cargo do the style .: and beautif ying embellishments start. .

I Properly .to design .a motor car, ■ the creator . must be more than" an artist. He must be practical. He may never forget that many conditions of cold and heat are to be met and dealt with by the products . Df his drawing board: The Superior Whippet "Four" has ' full crowned fenders to protect the body from splatter. L«arge ventilators admit cooling summer breezes through the cowls. Metal visors protect the driver's eyes when the sun is low. Chromium plating with its qualities of resisting rust ahd Its ability to shine brightly .after a gentle rubbing with a soft cloth is generously employed ori exposed metal parts '-■ including radiator shells,- lamp doors, and the windshield stanchions of the open cars.' Rubber mats, easy to clean, cover the. tow boards. Running boards are solidly fashioned, with corrugated surfaces to afford firm footing. Sedans, coaches, and coupes ; have mono-controlled windshields that swing by the turn of a single crank handy to* the wheel. ■".''"...'■-. ' If you have not yet seen , the Whippet "Four," ask any bf tbe Whippet agents, when a demonstration will -be willingly arranged.*

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ARTISTRY IN MOTOR CARS, NZ Truth, Issue 1254, 12 December 1929

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ARTISTRY IN MOTOR CARS NZ Truth, Issue 1254, 12 December 1929

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