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Car Factory Photos

A service of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Library 

Our goal is to provide images from our extensive collection of manufacturer’s sales brochures. Details from the manufacturer are the most accurate information one can obtain about a particular car. With such a rare and often fragile collection, it is nearly impossible to make these brochures accessible to the public. However, we can fulfill requests to provide a specific image for a year, make, and model of car from an archive of over 1400 makes, from the years 1892-2000.

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The Collection

The Collection is housed in a library consisting of some of the rarest automobile related documents. Sales brochures, and literature from over 1,400 makes and models of automobiles include over half a million images going back to the 1890’s. Much of the material is one of a kind and not known to be available elsewhere. With such rarity not everyone has the chance to get their hands on these images, however now we can make this information available to the public through our document research and reproduction process.

Authentication of the Automobile

How can you reliably authenticate a vintage automobile? The automobile manufacturer is the best place, but this is only possible if the proper data exists. Catalogs, brochures, and illustrations were produced by automobile companies for sales purposes and they record details of an automobile as it left the factory.

Services Offered

Copies of images from literature produced by the manufacturer.

• High-resolution digital files $25.00 each

• Documents will not be altered in any way to improve design quality and clarity.

• Exact information for the year, make and model you desire must be provided.

Submitting a Research Request

Research requests for a specific image can be undertaken by filling out the form below. Please complete the form as thoroughly as possible. All requests will receive a response in a timely fashion.

Terms and Conditions

All images and information obtained from Car Factory Photos are for private use. It is prohibited to use these images for mass reproduction or profit.

A reply will be sent detailing what information the library has available within 7-10 days of submission of the research request form.