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Classic Cars Definition

According to the Classic Car Club of America a Classic car is a "fine" or "distinctive" automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1925 and 1948. They are also sometimes called "Full Classics," or just plain "Classics" (with a capital "C"). Generally, a Classic was high-priced when new and was built in limited quantities. Other factors, including engine displacement, custom coachwork and luxury accessories, such as power brakes, power clutch, and "one-shot" or automatic lubrication systems, help determine whether a car is considered to be a Classic.

An acurate definition of the Classic cars can’t be made becouse many countries have different deffitions. Some Classic cars maker: the front-wheel drive Cord (the first in America), the distinguished and powerful Duesenberg Duesenberg , the now-forgotten Iso Iso tta-Fraschini and Hispano-Suiza from Europe, and the huge American Lincolns, Packards and Cadillacs (let alone early British Bentleys and Rolls Royce).

The attributes that make a vehicle a classic also bring the best cars to the top in the tough world of work. This applies whether services need them to be out in all weathers rescuing stranded motorists, attending a breakdown or accident, pursuing villains and keeping traffic flowing or simply carting goods around reliably.

Some examples of classic cars:

  • 1929 Bugatti Type 35 - The Type 35 was one of the most successful racing cars of all time, with over 1,000 victories in five years.
  • 1927-1931 Ford Model A - After keeping the brass era Model T in production for too long, Ford broke from the past by restarting its model series with the 1927 Model A. More than 4 million were produced, making it the best-selling model of the era.
  • 1930 Cadillac V-16 - Developed at the height of the vintage era, the V16-powered Cadillac would join Bugatti’s Royale as the most legendary ultra-luxury cars of the era.

It is good to know that most of the cars built in the 1925-1948 perriod weren’t BMWs (they only have 4 types of classic cars: 327, 328, 327/8 and 335) or Mercedes Benz (All 230 and up, K, S, SS, SSK, SSKL,
Grosser and Mannheim). Most of them were Cadillac: All 12’s and 16’s, all V-63 from 1923, all the model built from 1925 -1935, 1936 -1948 - All 63, 65, 67, 70, 72, 75, 80, 85, 90 Series, 1938 -1947 - 60 Special, 1940 -1947 - All 62 Series, Chrysler: 1926 through 1932 Imperial and Series 80 -includes Series CG, CH, CL; 1932 - 1939 Custom Imperial Series - CL, CX, CW, C-3, C-11, C-15, C-20, C-24; 1940-1948 Crown Imperial - Includes Series C-27, C-33, C-37,C-40; Newports and Thunderbolts and Packard: All 12 cylinder models 1932 through 1939; 1923-1924 Models 226 and 233; all 1st Series 8 cylinder; 1925 - 1934 all sixes and eights; 1935 models 1200 through 1205, 1207 and 1208; 1936 models 1400 through 1405, 1407 and 1408; 1937 models 1500 through 1502 and 1506 through 1508; 1938 models 1603 through 1605, 1607 and 1608; 1939 models 1703, 1705, 1707, and 1708; 1940 models 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, and 1808; 1941 models 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, and 1908; 1942 models 2023, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2055, 2006, 2007, and 2008; 1946 - 1947 models 2103, 2106 and 2126; all Darrin-bodied, and many others but not with so many models.

Total American Produced Classic Cars: 1,366,843. Give or take a few. Over half, 725,779, are Cadillacs and Packard Packard s. 37 other American Classic manufacturers make up the remainder. From 1925 through 1948 U.S. factories produced 61,513,967 passenger cars. That is 45 times more than the total Classic Car output. In 1929 alone, Ford built 1,715,100 Model A’s. For the model year 1965, Chevrolet Chevrolet assembled 558,459 Impala 2 door hardtops. That’s almost half the total Classic Cars built, and just one body style!




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