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Stunning Historical Photos of People with Steyr Automobiles from the 1930s and 1940s

Steyr was an Austrian automotive brand, established in 1915. It was developed as the branch of the Österreichische Waffenfabriks-Gesellschaft (ÖWG) weapon manufacturing company. Renamed Steyr-Werke AG in 1926 and merged with Austro-Daimler and Puch to become Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, it continued to manufacture Steyr automobiles until 1959.

Here are some stunning historical photos of people posing with their Steyr automobiles from the 1920s and 1930s.

#1 A company of nine posing with two early Steyr Typ IV open tourers in the countryside, 1925

The car on the left is registered in the state of Lower Austria.

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#2 A company of three posing with a Steyr XII on a country road in early spring, 1927

The car is equipped with a radiator grille cover for winter driving.

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#3 A stylish lady posing with a mud-splattered Steyr XII on a dirt road in wintertime, 1927

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#4 A company of five posing with a Steyr XII in front of a timber house, somewhere in rural Austria, 1928

The car is registered in the state of Styria.

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#5 A fellow wearing a three-piece suit and an elegant lady in a knee-length dress posing with a Steyr XII saloon in the countryside, 1928

The car is registered in the Bavarian district of Lower Franconia.

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#6 Four members of an Austrian middle-class family posing with a Steyr XII in a park or landscape garden, 1928

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#7 Two fashionable ladies – possibly sisters – posing with a Steyr XII convertible on a gravel road in summertime, 1928

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#8 Two fashionable ladies posing with a Steyr XII in a park or landscape garden, 1928

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#9 A well-to-do couple posing with a Steyr XX Double Phaeton on a gravel road by the side of a lake in summertime, 1929

The car is most probably registered in the city of Vienna.

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#10 Eight members of a German middle-class family posing with a right-hand drive Steyr VII Tourenwagen in the countryside, 1929

The rare Austrian car is equipped with an additional searchlight and a "Biflex"-type spring bumper.

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#11 Two ladies in white dresses, a gent and a Steyr XX Weymann Saloon on a mountain road, 1929

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#12 Two stylish ladies posing in an Austrian-registered Steyr XII on the bank of the Isar River near the town of Freising in Bavaria, September 1929

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#13 A fashionable lady dressed in white posing in the driver’s seat of a Steyr XII Double Phaeton convertible in a suburban streetm, 1930

The car is registered in the city of Vienna.

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#14 A middle-aged couple posing with a Steyr XX Cabriolet on a gravel road running along the bank of a lake on a bleak summer’s day, 1930

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#15 Two ladies in white dresses and two fellows with flat caps posing in front of Hotel Bellavista in the Italian holiday resort of Riva del Garda, 1930

The car is a Steyr XX Cabriolet, registered in the city of Vienna.

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#16 Three elderly ladies and a dapper fellow in a suit posing with a Steyr XVI on the side of a gravelled road in summertime, June 28, 1931

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#17 A fashionable lady in a white dress posing with a Steyr 30 Sport-Cabriolet on a gravel road in the countryside, 1932

The car is registered in the Austrian city of Linz.

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#18 Four members of a middle-class family and a chauffeur posing with an abundantly decorated Steyr 30 Landaulet Typ 45 in an urban backstreet, 1932

The car is registered in the city of Vienna.

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#19 A lady wearing the traditional Alpine dress known as Dirndl posing with a Steyr XII on a gravel road in the countryside, 1933

The car is registered in the state of Lower Austria.

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#20 An elegant lady posing with a Steyr 30 Sport-Cabriolet on the side of a gravel road in the countryside, 1935

The car is registered in the state of Lower Austria.

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#21 An elegant young lady in a floral summer dress posing with a Steyr 100 Cabriolet in the countryside, 1936

The car is registered in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

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#22 A couple posing with a Steyr 50 in rural Austria, 1937

The location is the Styrian village of Palfau, the building in the background houses an inn called 'Gasthof zur Kaisergemse'. The car is registered in the city of Vienna.

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#23 A couple posing with a Steyr 50 on the side of the road in the town of Melk on the bank of the Danube with the famous monastery visible in the background, 1937

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#24 People enjoying a break on a mountain road, 1937

The ladies are wearing Dirndl-style dresses, while the fellow in the back seat of a Steyr 100 Cabriolet is pouring himself a drink from a wicker bottle.

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#25 Two ladies in white dresses and a fellow wearing a suit and a hat posing with a Steyr 125 Super in the countryside, 1937

The car is registered in the state of Lower Austria.

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#26 A cheerful couple posing with a Steyr 220 Limousine on a country road in the Ahr Valley, a wine-growing region south of the city of Bonn, in early spring, 1938

The car is registered in the administrative region of Düsseldorf, circa 1938

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#27 A cheerful young lady peeking out of the sunroof of a Steyr 50 on a mountain road, 1938

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#28 A company of four and their pet boxer posing with a Steyr 530 Cabriolet in the countryside, 1938

The rare convertible with a coach-built body by Gläser of Dresden is registered in the formerly Prussian Rhineland.

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#29 A couple posing with a Steyr 220 Limousine on a mountain road overlooking a valley, 1938

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#30 A dapper fellow posing with a Steyr 125 Super in a meadow in summertime, 1938

The car is registered in the German state of Württemberg.

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#31 A father posing with his two daughters and a Steyr 220 Cabriolet, 1938

The car has pre-war Austrian license plates from the state of Lower Austria.

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#32 A young girl posing in the driver’s seat of a Steyr 100 on a country road in midday sunshine, 1938

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#33 An elegant lady in a female suit posing with a Steyr 120 Super in a village street, 1938

The car is registered with Hungarian license plates and equipped with a pennant in the Hungarian national colors.

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#34 An elegant lady in a floral summer dress posing with a Steyr 200 in a residential street. The car is registered in the administrative region of Düsseldorf, 1938

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#35 An elegant lady posing in the driver’s seat of a two-tone Steyr 120 Super in an Alpine setting, 1938

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#36 An elegant lady posing with a Steyr 120 Super on a graveled mountain road in an Alpine setting, 1938

The car is registered with Hungarian license plates.

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#37 Members of an Austrian middle-class family posing with a Steyr 50 in summertime, 1938

The car is registered in the city of Vienna.

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#38 Members of an Austrian middle-class family posing with a Steyr 50 in summertime, 1938

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#39 Three members of an Austrian middle-class family posing with a Steyr 220 Cabriolet in the countryside, 1938

The car is registered in the city of Vienna.

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#40 A family pose with a Steyr 220 Gläser Cabriolet on a sunny winter’s day, 1939

The location is the town of Melk on the bank of the Danube with the monastery visible in the background. The car is registered in the state of Upper Austria.

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