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In the mid-1950s, Jaguar was riding high on the wave created by the highly advanced twin-cam inline six. The firm could bask in the glory of the hugely successful XK sports cars and their offspring, the .....

Once the crown jewel of the Auto Union Empire, Horch stands proudly among the German motoring industry's most prestigious classic era marques. August Horch founded his eponymous firm in 1900, and it steadily .....

As the Shelby Cobra became a dominant force in SCCA and FIA sports car racing in the 1960s, a handful of competitors attempted to dethrone Carroll Shelby’s mighty Ford-powered roadsters and Daytona .....

In the 1950s, Mercedes-Benz was quickly establishing itself as a dominant force in the automotive market. Mercedes Grand Prix cars and sports-racing machines were sweeping the racetracks of the world .....

Nineteen thirty-two was an odd year for Packard production. The board’s decision to produce a mid-market luxury car to compete with LaSalle and high-line Buick models was put into action, and the 90

It could easily be argued that the Volkswagen Beetle (officially designated the Type 1) is the most popular and most recognizable car ever produced. Like the Ford Model T before it, the Volkswagen put .....

Since building a massive fortune in the gunpowder business during the 19th century, the du Pont family rose to prominence as one of America's most powerful industrial families. In the early 20th century, .....

In 1949, Ford beat GM and Chrysler to the punch with the first all-new post-war car design from the Big Three. Affectionately called the “shoebox,” the 1949 Ford boasted streamlined and thoroughly .....

A delightful replica of the Rambler horseless carriage produced in 1960 by Gaslight Motors Corporation of Lathrup Village, Michigan. The same company was also known for their “Merry Olds” model, a .....

Visitors to the 1935 Paris Auto Salon were treated to a surprise at the Delahaye stand with the unveiling of the marque’s superb new Type 135. The low slung, elegant Type 135 was the ultimate development .....

Late in the 1930s, Germany's powerful propaganda machine took on the world of motor racing, throwing untold resources toward utter domination of the sport. Government-backed Grand Prix teams from Mercedes-Benz .....

A gorgeous 2-owner example with just over 18,000 miles from new and finished in the striking combination of Cypress green over a two-tone Magnolia and Cumbrian green interior with a tan soft top. Features .....

Gordon Buehrig’s iconic masterpiece, in the desirable open-topped Convertible Phaeton Sedan body style. Bold, attractive livery and a well-detailed older restoration, suitable for touring with the ACD .....

As one of Germany’s oldest automakers, most enthusiasts know Opel for its long-running association with General Motors. The firm became a GM subsidiary in the 1920s, but its roots go back to the late .....

Rolls-Royce’s 20/25 succeeded the 20 HP in 1929 as the company’s small-displacement offering positioned below the flagship Phantom models. Engineers developed a host of improvements over the outgoing .....

A unique and charming Rolls-Royce 20 HP bodied by Seegers et Sohn of Leipzig, Germany. One of a scant few 20 HP models to receive coachwork outside of England and one of very few known products of this .....

A lovely Springfield-built Phantom I with well-known and documented history from new. Originally a dealer demonstrator in Philadelphia, and featuring handsome Avon Sedan coachwork, arguably the best looking .....

Stylish Gurney Nutting coachwork atop the robust 25/30 HP chassis. Used as a demonstrator for famed Rolls Royce distributor H.R. Owen, and part of the same American collection since 1968. Recipient of .....

A wonderful example of Cadillac flagship sedan and the first year with the ground-breaking OHV V8 engine. Restored to a high standard, finished in superb metallic burgundy paint and featuring excellent .....

Not long after Walter P. Chrysler took over the ailing Maxwell Motor Company and renamed it Chrysler Corporation in 1924, the ambitious Mr. Chrysler began work on a new flagship model. Maxwell provided .....

In the middle of the 1960s, Jaguar engineers were busy trying to keep pace with continually evolving safety and emissions regulations. Increasingly strict standards, particularly in the critical American .....

1930 Bentley Speed Six Sportsman Despite scoring back-to-back wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1927 and 1928, W.O. Bentley and his star driver Sir “Tim” Birkin realized those victories .....

The year 1931 proved to be a pivotal one for the Lincoln Motor Company, as it marked the introduction of the critically important Model K. The outgoing Model L had been a mainstay of the marque since .....

A charming and rarely-seen early Opel from the firm’s early days as part of the General Motors Empire. Designed by GM in Detroit and built by Opel in Germany. Powered by a throaty, 1.8-liter inline-six .....

As the American auto industry returned to civilian production in 1946, overwhelming demand, retooling efforts, and material shortages forced hasty redesigns of pre-war models so that dealers would have .....

An endlessly charming brass era touring car, beautifully restored to a high standard in its original livery by the previous long-term caretaker. Horizontally-opposed two cylinder engine makes an impressive .....

A fabulous and unique pre-war Nash with striking two-door cabriolet coachwork built by Gläser of Dresden, Germany. Restored in suitably bold colors to highlight its Art Deco, streamline-era styling. .....

When the revolutionary XK series reached the end of its development, Jaguar engineers, led by company founder Sir William Lyons, relied again on the proven template of combining exotic looks and race-proven .....

Bill Mitchell’s superbly styled “personal luxury car,” finished in bronze mist over saddle trim. Attractive, largely original condition with one respray in the original color. Nicely detailed and .....

A superb late-production example of the car formerly known as the Fiat Spider, but produced entirely in-house by Pininfarina. Recently owned by a noted enthusiast and CCCA Master Judge who spared no expense .....

In the late 1920s the president of Studebaker, Albert Erskine, dreamed of adding a new 8-cylinder flagship model to the range that would not only elevate the marque’s standing in the market, but be .....

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As the time came for Jaguar to replace the XK120, Sir William Lyons and his team of designers wisely took an evolutionary approach to the new car. The XK120 established Jaguar’s place in North America .....

Jaguar stunned audiences at the 1961 Geneva Auto Salon with the introduction of their long-awaited replacement for the XK150 sports car. Like the XK120 of 1948, Jaguar boss Sir William Lyons again employed .....

Pontiac emerged as a survivor from the ashes of the Oakland Motor Company in 1932, poised to take on the role of value-leader within General Motors. Initially conceived as a junior companion brand to .....

Destined to become one of Italy’s most prestigious luxury car manufacturers, Isotta-Fraschini formed in the late 1800s when lawyer Cesare Isotta partnered with brothers Vincenzo, Antonio, and Oreste .....

1948 Bentley Mark VI James Young Coupe With the world still reeling in the aftermath of World War II, Rolls-Royce and Bentley dusted off and set to work returning to the business of making motorcars. .....

Announced in 1929, the magnificent Phantom II served the role of Rolls-Royce’s flagship model for six years and set the standard for other manufacturers of luxury motorcars the world over. Central to .....

Once Donald Healey phased out production of his unique Riley-powered cars, he went in search of a new partner to build sports cars. Toward the end of a brief yet relatively unsuccessful venture with Nash, .....

For most of Cadillac’s early history, The Standard of the World was more than merely a marketing slogan used to sell cars. From its earliest days, the company went to great lengths to live up to that .....

The arrival of the 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” in 1968 signaled a seismic shift in Ferrari’s design language. Ferrari was content with the 275 GTB/4, 330 GTC, and 365GT 2+2. However, the young and dynamic .....

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the W113 230 SL Coupe/Roadster to the public in 1963. A new car from the ground up, it replaced both for the four-cylinder 190 SL and the exotic 300 SL roadster. Rather than attempt .....

The Rolls-Royce 40/50hp “Silver Ghost” made its spectacular debut in 1907, recognized almost immediately as the finest motorcar money could buy. At the heart of the 40/50hp was Henry Royce’s impressively .....

A rare flagship Buick with sporty 2/4-passenger roadster coachwork. Big, 331.5 cubic-inch, overhead-valve inline-six producing 99 horsepower. Subject of an older, photo-documented, body-off restoration, .....

Throughout the mid-1960s, Ferrari enjoyed a considerable run of success with its road cars. The diverse 250-series laid a solid foundation for the future production car program, and machines like the .....

The pinnacle of Maserati’s legendary motor racing accomplishments came in the 1950s and early 1960s with cars such as the iconic 250F Grand Prix car, and a series of innovative sports racers including .....

As one of France’s oldest and most storied marques, Peugeot is a cornerstone of the modern automobile industry. With its manufacturing history predating the motorcar, they were one of the earliest major .....

In 1930, Packard took a big step outside of its comfort zone when it introduced the sporty, driver-focused 734 Speedster series. The 734 (7thseries, 134” wheelbase) was based on a new, shortened and .....

A gorgeous example of Cadillac’s early-postwar masterpiece with timeless “fastback” Sedanette styling by Frank Hershey and Harley Earl. Presented in a beautiful color combination and desirable Series .....

Through his connections with Chrysler, Fiat, Volkswagen, and others, Luigi “Gigi” Segre built Carrozzeria Ghia into a powerhouse of the Italian coachbuilding industry. His partnership with Virgil .....

Once part of the mighty Auto Union combine, Horch is one of the German motoring industry's proudest pre-war marques. Founded in 1900 by August Horch, the firm steadily grew its reputation for engineering .....

The Pope automobile empire had its beginnings in Boston following the Civil War when Col. Albert A. Pope established the Pope Manufacturing Company, which focused primarily on building patented items .....

The early 1950s was a fascinating period in the American automobile landscape. Service members returning from duty overseas had experienced the excitement of small, light European and British sports cars .....

Before Jaguar was called Jaguar, the company founded by William Walmsley and William Lyons had several changes of identity. Lyons and Walmsley founded Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922 to produce high quality .....

Lancia is known for building Italy’s most exquisitely crafted, cleverly engineered motorcars. Their meticulous attention to detail often led them down a path of financial struggle, but the principles .....

Following up on the success of the inaugural 3-Litre model, W.O. Bentley supplemented the line with the big six-cylinder 6 ½ Litre, which he offered to accommodate growing customer demand for larger, .....

Making its debut in 1959, the Mercedes-Benz W111 was a versatile workhorse for the marque, forming the basis of a wide range of models that lasted through the early 1970s. Based on a new unibody chassis, .....

With the world still rebuilding in the aftermath of World War II, Rolls-Royce and Bentley faced the decision of whether or not to return to the business of producing motorcars. Automobile production stopped .....

Sydney Allard’s brawny J2 was one of the first British sports cars of the post-war era, explicitly targeting the burgeoning American sports car market. The open-road-racing scene exploded in the USA .....

The Rolls-Royce Phantom II had proven to be one of the most successful flagship models for the marque; one that would cement Rolls-Royce’s reputation as the leader in the world luxury motorcar market. .....

Powel Crosley Jr’s impact on the American automobile business is far more significant than his diminutive cars might suggest. Crosley cars were decades ahead of their time, and Powel led his eponymous .....

When Lawrence P. Fisher took over the leadership of General Motors’ flagship in 1925, Cadillac was locked in an intense battle for the coveted position of America’s premier luxury car manufacturer. .....

Brothers Fred and August Duesenberg are heroic figures in the annals of automotive history. With the guidance and financial backing of E.L. Cord, they created a masterpiece of engineering and the archetypal .....

In the aftermath of World War II, Delahaye had survived battered but not broken. Until production of their landmark 135-series could resume, the company paid the bills by building commercial trucks and .....

After parting ways with his brother Charles at the Duryea Motor Wagon Co., J. Frank Duryea set off on his own to form Hampden Automobile & Launch Co. in Springfield, Massachusetts. Soon after setting .....

In the mid-1950s, Jaguar was riding high on the wave created by their revolutionary, highly advanced "XK" twin-cam inline-six. The engine is best known for its tenure in the sumptuous XK120, 140, and .....

Arguably the most significant and revolutionary automobile ever produced, the Ford Model T needs little introduction. As much a cultural icon as an automobile, it put the world on wheels and transformed .....

Many of today’s enthusiasts lament the current trend of sports car manufacturers sacrificing tradition to meet the insatiable demand for high-end sport-utility vehicles. Porsche proved to the world .....

As Chrysler rolled into the 1950s, they were buoyed by a booming economy and strong sales, due in part to the arrival of Virgil Exner, who joined the advanced styling department, signaling Chrysler's .....

A beautiful XK150 featuring the versatile drophead coupe coachwork, combining the practicality of the coupe with the full open-air motoring experience of the roadster. Well-maintained after a full restoration, .....

A gorgeous example of Cadillac’s early-postwar masterpiece with timeless “fastback” Sedanette styling by Frank Hershey and Harley Earl. Presented in a beautiful color combination and desirable Series .....

Shortly after the debut of the legendary 300 “Adenauer” sedan, Mercedes-Benz followed up with an opulent, hand-built coupe/cabriolet variant. These flagship grand touring cars were the most expensive .....

It was no secret that in the early 1960s, Studebaker was up against the ropes. Financial troubles that began years earlier led to a dubious merger with Packard, and the failure of that relationship left .....

From the moment the first motorcar rolled out of its Quai de Javel factory in 1919, Citroen has embodied a sense of creativity, style, and innovation that is quite unlike any other automobile manufacturer .....

As Jaguar's ground-breaking XK series of sports cars reached the end of their natural development, Jaguar engineers, led by founder and director Sir William Lyons, turned their attention to building a .....

A rare original Fisher-bodied convertible coupe documented with factory build sheets and extensive ownership history. Restored in beautiful colors and presented with numerous period accessories and fittings. .....

A rare and highly desirable classic era Cadillac featuring gorgeous 2/4-passenger roadster coachwork by Fisher. An authentic, documented example with factory build records. Presented with a finely maintained, .....

A delightful example of this iconic pre-war V8 Ford. Gorgeous styling by the brilliant Bob Gregorie, and desirably equipped with the 85-horsepower flathead V8 and flagship Deluxe trim. Subject to a lovingly .....

Jaguar engineers were wise to take an evolutionary approach to the replacement for the XK120, due for the 1953 model year. After all, the XK120's formula for success proved itself well, so it was best .....

Daimler Company Ltd is one of the cornerstones of the British motor industry. Founded in the late 1800s as a licensed distributor of Gottlieb Daimler’s internal combustion engines, the firm began producing .....

Thanks to the success of the Silver Cloud and its mechanical twin, the Bentley S-Series, Rolls-Royce Motorcars experienced a particularly buoyant period in its long history. Earlier efforts to standardize .....

1925 Cadillac Type V63 Phaeton Convertible By the middle of the 1920s, Cadillac firmly established its reputation as a leader in luxury, innovation, and quality. Cadillac’s founder Henry Leland was .....

Lancia was at the height of creativity in the 1930s. In the first part of the decade, while still under the leadership of the brilliant Vincenzo Lancia, the firm had created some of the most advanced .....

In 1935, Lagonda had its back against the wall. With all of the press and prestige that came with the M45’s surprise victory at the LeMans 24 hour race, not enough buyers were stepping up and the firm .....

The early 1930’s proved to be a difficult period for Packard. Without the financial might of a major corporation such as GM or Ford behind them, Packard relied heavily on cash reserves to get through .....

In the realm of everyday transportation, the average consumer generally prefers to play it safe, preferring safety and reliability over exotic, untested technology. Despite the conservative nature of .....

American LaFrance is one of the oldest and most respected names in American fire apparatus manufacturing. Thruxton Slocum LaFrance founded his eponymous LaFrance Manufacturing Company in Elmira, New York, .....

This elegant DS420 is a fine example of Daimler’s exclusive factory-built limousine. Riding on a stretched version of the Jaguar 420G platform, the DS420 shared the big Jaguar’s independent suspension, .....

1922 Bentley 3 Litre At the foundation of W.O. Bentley’s enduring legacy sits Bentley Motors first production model – the rugged, high-performance 3-Litre. The very first prototype sprang to life .....

While E.L. Cord gets the credit for saving the ailing Auburn Automobile Company in the mid-1920s, he is also responsible for the company’s eventual demise a decade later. After enjoying a renaissance .....

1934 marked a pivotal year for American luxury car manufacturers. By this time, it was clear that the economy would not be improving any time soon, and many luxury car makers were suffering as a result. .....

By 1939 Packard, Lincoln, and Cadillac shifted much of their focus to the competitive mid-priced market as high-end luxury sales lagged. A consequence of this shift was that many of the great American .....

Automotive history has had its fair share of interesting characters, and Carroll Shelby will go down in history as one of the most colorful of them all. He had a successful, albeit short-lived career .....

It is safe to say that most hardcore automotive enthusiasts share a common fantasy of one day building their own car. From our formative years doodling in the margins of our homework to time spent with .....

From the mid-1950s onward, Jaguar enjoyed considerable success thanks in large part to its highly advanced "XK" family of twin-cam inline six-cylinder engines. This engine is best known for its tenure .....

Once the pride of Buffalo, New York, Pierce-Arrow was once one of the most revered automobile manufacturers in America. The “Three Ps” of Packard, Peerless, and Pierce-Arrow enjoyed fiercely loyal .....

Sydney Allard created his mighty J2 sports car with the specific goal of breaking the burgeoning American sports racing car market wide open. Road-racing on public streets exploded in popularity the USA .....

While Howard “Dutch” Darrin is best known for his postwar work with Kaiser-Frazer, the foundation of his career formed in Paris. There, he encountered Tom Hibbard, founder of LeBaron and a former .....

As the world emerged from the Great Depression, automakers were cautiously optimistic about the recovering market. Luxury carmakers suffered the most during the economic collapse, and several great names, .....

Pierce-Arrow of Buffalo, New York was once counted among the most prestigious and revered automobile manufacturers in the world. The path to greatness winds back to 1865, with the founding of Heintz, .....

Automobiles Talbot was once part of a conglomerate of both French and English companies that included Sunbeam, Talbot and Darracq. Builders of mid and upper market luxury cars to compete with the likes .....

Established in 1900, the Auburn Automobile Company earned a solid reputation and a loyal customer base for its reliable, well-built motorcars. But as the automobile market expanded rapidly in the 1920s, .....

Since the debut of the legendary W123 of the mid-1970s, the mid-sized Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been synonymous with quality and technical innovation. Both the W123 and its replacement, the W124, set .....

Throughout the 1950s, Jaguar worked feverishly to establish its dominance in sports car and endurance racing. The XK120 was a popular choice for club racers, although the factory required something more .....

1928 Hispano-Suiza T49 Tourer Hispano-Suiza stands proudly among the greatest classic-era marques in history. On par with Bugatti, Delahaye, and Isotta-Fraschini, Hispano-Suiza produced some of Europe's .....

The arrival of the 3 ½ Litre in 1933 signified a new beginning for Bentley. The company produced its first car in 1920, and in spite of a relatively short existence, Bentley established itself as one .....

The Peerless Company of Cleveland, Ohio was, for a brief period, one of America’s most exclusive automobile companies. Along with Packard and Pierce-Arrow, the trio of car makers known as “The Three .....

With the arrival of the Silver Cloud/S-Series in 1955, Roll-Royce and Bentley fully embraced the process of factory coachwork, which allowed for higher production volume and a healthier bottom-line. Of .....

1965 Citroen DS Chapron Concorde 2 Dr Citroen’s magnificent, space-age DS turned the motoring world on its head when it launched at the 1955 Paris Auto Salon. Onlookers at the show were stacked .....

With the world still reeling in the aftermath of World War II, Rolls-Royce and Bentley dusted off and set to work returning to the business of making motorcars. Automobile production stopped in 1940, .....

The introduction of the new XK150 in 1957 marked the most significant evolution of Jaguar’s legendary XK series since the XK120’s debut in 1948. In mechanical terms, the new 150 was similar to the .....

The world might have missed out on such legendary BMWs as the 3.0 CSL, M1, and M3 had it not been for an Italian appliance company named Isothermos. The loose connection between the mighty Bavarian automaker .....

The Mercedes-Benz W123 succeeded the W114 in 1975, taking over the role of mid-sized volume-sales leader. The fresh, modern styling by Friedrich Geiger and Bruno Sacco was a hit with buyers, who waited .....

BMW’s post-war recovery was somewhat rocky, and by the mid-1950s, their product line was a disjointed mix of luxurious but dated sedans, the luscious but money-losing 507 sports car, and the tiny single-cylinder .....

For many enthusiasts, Packard’s magnificent 11th series represents the pinnacle of the marque, and in many ways, the zenith of the Classic Era of American automobiles. The 11th series is considered .....

Late in the 1930s, the American automobile industry emerged from the Great Depression with cautious optimism. Some believed a brave new era was on the horizon; one of aeronautical-inspired streamlining .....

Upon its debut in 1907, the Rolls-Royce 40/50 horsepower “Silver Ghost” was considered to be the most advanced motorcar money could buy. With Henry Royce’s impressively over-built 7,428cc side-valve .....

During his tenure as the head of Chrysler design, Virgil Exner defined the iconic fins & chrome era of the 1950s with his revolutionary “Forward Look” design language. Prior to that, he transformed .....

From the mid-1950s onward, Jaguar enjoyed considerable success thanks in large part to its highly advanced "XK" family of twin-cam inline six-cylinder engines. This engine is best known for its tenure .....

By 1935 Lagonda boasted a stellar and well-deserved reputation for its marvelous sporting automobiles. Despite the accolades, the company nonetheless found itself facing receivership. In spite of the .....

At the 1948 London Motor Show, Jaguar unveiled their first postwar sports car to astonished onlookers. The spectacular new XK120 redefined the whole notion of sports cars in the post-war era, combining .....

The highly advanced Cord 810/812 was born during troubled economic times of the mid-1930s. As many prestigious automakers saw their sales figures plummet, some turned to mid-priced companion lines they .....

From George Pierce's first single-cylinder Motorette in 1901 to the final twelve-cylinder chassis built for engineer Karl Wise in 1938, Pierce-Arrow stood proudly for quality, craftsmanship, and luxury. .....

From the earliest days of motorized transport, the use of timber was elemental to motorcar construction. A holdout from the days of carriage building, first motor buggies, and brass-era tourers wore bodies .....

The company we know today as Jaguar Cars evolved gradually, starting from a partnership between William Lyons and William Walmsley, initially formed in 1922. Walmsley had a motorcycle sidecar business .....

1959 Bentley S1 Continental Saloon In the spring of 1955, Rolls-Royce and Bentley announced the arrival of a new range of two virtually identical models respectively known as the Silver Cloud and .....

The perennial Mercedes-Benz R107 series is one of the most iconic luxury cars of the 70s and 80s. In movies, television, and in reality, the SL roadster was so often seen cruising Rodeo Drive or through .....

In 1934, MG introduced the N-Type, a new six-cylinder model that would ultimately prove to be the final evolution of the storied Midget, Magna, and Magnette series. Between 1929 and 1936, the “Triple-M” .....

1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III LWB Saloon As World War II came to an end in 1945, Rolls-Royce seriously considered the worth of resuming motorcar production. The Aero division sustained the company .....

1939 Packard Six Coupe By the late 1930s, it was finally clear to Packard’s board of directors that a mid-priced model was essential to the survival of the company. Unlike many of their competitors, .....

The American racing scene in the 1920s and 1930s drew huge crowds to places like Allentown, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, New York and the Iowa State Fairgrounds where locals watched their favorite drivers .....

We have described the Citroen SM ourselves as “truly a car like none other, before or since”. Many share our fondness for these extraordinary automobiles. The name Citroen SM – ‘Sports Maserati .....

1934 Covered Wagon Camping Trailer For nearly as long as the automobile has existed, drivers have taken cross-country adventures, exploring our nation’s natural wonders and camping in roadside .....

Mercedes-Benz has always maintained a tradition of building a vast array of vehicles ranging from basic transportation to magnificent, technologically advanced luxury cars. For example, in the 1930’s, .....

1940 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE The 1940 Cadillac Series 62 marked an interesting transition for Cadillac. On one hand, it was the first year for this new model, the entry level of the Cadillac .....

In the 1980s, Ferrari came to rely on the mid-engine V8-powered 308 GTB and GTS as its bread and butter. This, the spiritual successors to the brilliant 246 Dino, soon became the best-selling model in .....

In the early 1930s, Edsel Ford saw a need to fill an ever-widening gap between the top Ford Deluxe models and the ultra-exclusive, coachbuilt twelve-cylinder Lincoln K series. The era of custom coachbuilding .....

Brooks Stevens is one of America’s great industrial design masters. Practicing design much in the same way his contemporaries like Raymond Loewy and John Vassos, Stevens designed products, machines .....

1967 RENAULT CARAVELLE S In the late 1950s, Renault was locked in a battle with Volkswagen for superiority in the burgeoning import car market in America. Affordable foreign cars were just starting to .....

1954 KAISER DARRIN In the bustling years after World War II, American manufacturers quickly saw the value in adding a sports car to the regular lineup. Sports cars were gaining in popularity rapidly, .....

Donald Healey was a successful garage owner, an accomplished rally driver, decorated WWI RAF pilot and all-around gifted self-promoter. Beginning in 1945, he added automobile manufacturer to his already .....

Standard-Triumph firmly established itself in the highly competitive sports car market with its fun, energetic, and stylish TR (Triumph Roadster) series of sports cars. Americans had developed an insatiable .....

Jean Daninos is one of France’s greatest industrialists of the post-World War II era. Famous for his business savvy as much as his playboy lifestyle, he rewarded his success with the creation of one .....

1978 FERRARI 308 GTB COUPE Ferrari’s first attempt at replacing the sublime, V6 powered Dino 246 came with the Bertone-bodied 308 GT4 2+2; a fine car which failed to enthuse buyers in the same way .....

1948 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY CONVERTIBLE The idea of turning the structural aspect of wood as a styling feature may not have originated with Chrysler, but it can be argued that they certainly perfected .....

To many, a list of the greatest car manufacturers of Italy may struggle to reach past Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and perhaps Maserati. But pose that same question to a full-blooded Petrol Head, .....

1920 STUTZ SERIES H ROADSTER As the son of a farmer, Harry C. Stutz grew up tinkering with mechanical objects. Prior to the turn of the twentieth century, young Harry was repairing and improving implements .....

For the 1934 model year, Cadillac began a dramatic shift toward streamlined design. The first hints of streamlining appeared in 1933, as the headlights became more bullet-shaped, the grille gained a deeper .....

The Fiat 600 was first introduced in 1955 as an Italian answer to the hugely successful VW Beetle and as a follow up to Fiat’s own beloved Topolino. The 600 was designed by the brilliant engineer Dante .....

Henry M. Leland was one of America’s great automotive pioneers. As an engineer and partner in Leland & Faulconer, he was an early proponent of standardized parts, and was instrumental in the development .....

1933 was a bleak year for automobile manufacturers around the world. The global depression had affected virtually every economy and there were a great number of manufacturers who could not weather the .....

Frederick and August Duesenberg are undoubtedly best known for their iconic Model J of the 1930s. However, their groundbreaking road cars may never have been built if it weren’t for the notoriety they .....

2017 MERCEDES-BENZ SL550 ROADSTER Since the 1950s, the Mercedes-Benz SL has been a showcase for sophisticated style and engineering excellence. The original 300SL Gullwing was a highly exotic, thinly .....

1963 MASERATI 3500 VIGNALE SPIDER Upon its introduction at the 1957 Geneva Auto Show, Maserati’s new 3500 GT marked a significant turning point for the storied Italian sports car maker. Up to that .....

Upon the introduction of the stunning new Series 452 V16 at the New York Auto Show on January 4th 1930, Cadillac assumed the command of the hotly contested American luxury car marketplace. With this, .....

1931 ESSEX SUPER SIX BOATTAIL SPEEDABOUT In 1916, Hudson was enjoying steady success in the automobile market. The Detroit-based company may not have been the biggest manufacturer, but they offered a .....

Dodge’s relationship with the US Military began around 1916 when Dodge Brothers supplied touring cars to the government for use in an operation against Poncho Villa and his revolutionary soldiers from .....

1934 BENTLEY 3 1/2 LITER COUPE Following in the wake of Rolls-Royce’s contentious takeover of Bentley Motors in 1931, the first new Bentley model to come out of Rolls-Royce’s Derby Works was the .....

1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE ROADSTER In the early 1970’s, Jaguar gave its perennial E-Type a major makeover. While it might be hard to imagine the lusciously styled Jag ever needing a refresh, there was a lot .....

The normally stoic and pragmatic Germans must have had a great need for a bit of levity after all they had been through during World War II. The German infrastructure, economy and spirit had been crushed .....

1956 AUSTIN HEALEY 100M ROADSTER Donald Healey is one of the great characters of the British motor industry. A former RAF pilot in WWI, he went on to own a successful garage business, making a name for .....