This gorgeous 1930’s horsehide leather car coat sold on eBay back on February 3rd for the amount of $2,281. The patina is absolutely perfect and the built in vest makes it a real rarity. All original buttons exist and function as they should. It’s my opinion that whoever landed this coat got themselves a real deal. Here’s the description from the original listing:
“PLAID WOOL LINER & BUILT IN 6 BUTTON VEST W/ 2 POCKETS & ELASTIC WAIST ON VEST
Original belt & Buckle.
Corduroy material lined collar & interior trim.
2 chest pockets 2 lower front pockets.
The leather Is in really great condition for its age. Beautiful Patina & Still supple with no cracking or dry spots
No holes, no stitching issues,perfectly patina’d leather that has grown beautiful with age.
All original buttons are present.
Lining in nice condition no cuts tears or moth bites.
This Has No tag on Jacket.
These 1930’s horsehide leather car coats were very popular before WWII and were developed and used by motorcyclists, aviator pilots and hunters before the motorcycle jackets of the 1940′s and 50′s revolutionized the jacket concept.
Almost all of these jackets were constructed from top quality horsehide leather and some were produced with the mouton collars. Almost all of them also included the wool interior liners.
The buttons found on these coats were not enough to protect the motorcycle rider and aviator pilots from the cold wind. In the late 1920′s the government was looking for a solution to the problem and discovered Talon’s zipper design.”
Stunning. See all the photos below. Here are the auction details:
ANTIQUE 1930’S HORSEHIDE LEATHER MOTORCYCLE AVIATOR JACKET PLAID WOOL LINER/VEST
Seller: 925sfairtradeinc / Asheville, NC
Condition: Absolutely perfect.