Highlights:Selve 12/50
Fiat 503
Buick Six series 116 mod.27
Years:1924 - 1934

The car – man's best friend

The car has become a part of society. Large car companies are formed. The car becomes the driving force of the economy.

At the end of the horrors of the First World War, the number of cars in invader-raided Latvia was quite insignificant - only six cars were operated among civilians. In the mid 20s during the revival of the global, and Latvian, economy, car quantities significantly increased, and in the early 1930s the total amount of automobiles in the country almost reached four thousand. Automobile and motorcycle manufacturer dealers, which began to emerge in Latvia in the 1920s contributed to this. The car had conquered a stable position in societal life.

Passenger vehicles were mostly imported into Latvia from the United States, less so from Europe. Therefore the Museum’s exposition on the 1920s primarily exhibits vehicles from overseas – the simple, cheap Chevrolet and Ford, the middle class Buick, as well as some automobiles manufactured in Europe – Renault and Fiat.