Consider the Stutz, a brand in decline by the late 1920s that the Great Depression of the 1930s eventually killed (more information here and here.)
It had success at the Le Mans in 1928 and '29 -- not a win, but high placing. This, along with the aura of its famed Bearcat from 1912, gave the brand a sporting reputation. But Stutz could not afford to develop the V-12 motors its competitors such as Packard could. So it marketed a motor with two intake and two exhaust valves for each of its eight in-line cylinders. This was called the DV-32 for "Dual Valve" (of each type) for a total of 32 valves. Stutz's motors with single intake and outlet valves were called SV-16s ("Single Valve" and 16 total).
Nevertheless, many of these final Stutz cars were magnificent. That, and their rarity, resulted in high auction prices in recent years.
Below are some examples.
Weymann bodies were fragile, being treated fabric over wood frames. This Monte Carlo is interesting because of its bustle-back design that harks ahead to the rapidly-growing popularity of that style in the postwar era. Also interesting is the extra luggage trunk tacked aft of the bustle back. The low passenger greenhouse is very sporty looking, though driver vision and headroom for hat-wearers probably weren't the best.
Long wheelbase, long hood, minimal overhang front and rear. Also no bustle back.
Another example by the same coachbuilder.
This roadster seems to have a boat tail. I have no information regarding the coachbuilder (assuming it's not a factory body).
The sporty Bearcat was revived towards the end. Very long (proportionally) hood, the driver seated well towards the rear.
This body is virtually the same as the 1930 Weymann's shown above, though the box trunk is absent.
A recent view of the Stutz shown in the previous photo from 1933.