We have a database containing specific classic car histories (provenance) that we sell to classic car collectors, dealers, brokers, and auction houses.
To help designers use the appropriate era and type of classic car, here are some particular eras and some styles of cars that are preferable:
1930's French coachwork (Figoni & Falaschi, Saoutchik i.e. art deco)
1950's sports racing (streamlined styling - fins & curves)
1960's & 1970's road and racing cars
We are more than happy for you to turn these cars into stylised representations. They don't have to be specific reproduction.
We also want the notion of a paper archive reduced into a digital form.
The cars that we have in our database are all high end rare cars and our clientele are all high net worth individuals, so the look and feel needs to reflect this.
To further help with your understanding of our target audience, here are links to some other classic car companies whose logos and branding we particularly like:
Gooding & Co. (auction house) http://www.goodingco.com
Paul Russell & Co. (dealer) http://www.paulrussellandcompany.com
Hexagon Classics (dealer) http://www.hexagonclassics.com
Artcurial (auction house) http://www.artcurial.com/motorcars
The Hairpin Company (dealer) http://www.thehairpincompany.co.uk
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance (car show) http://www.ameliaconcours.org
Kidston SA (dealer) http://www.kidston.com
Google Michael Furman Automotive Photography to have a look at images and angles of cars that we are looking for and our suitable for what we are looking for.
Would really like to see some other ideas being explored.