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Classic & Collectible Cars of the 1940s

The WWII era was a tumultuous time for car manufacturers, yet produced some truly exemplary models, including the Volkswagon Beetle, the Ford V-8 and the MG T series, among others

The 1940s Classic Cadillac Cars Channel covers popular antique Cadillacs from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1940s classic Cadillac cars.

The 1940s Classic Chevrolet Cars Channel covers popular antique Chevrolets from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of 1940s classic Chevrolet cars.

The 1940s Classic Chrysler Cars Channel covers popular antique Chryslers from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1940s classic Chrysler cars.

The 1940s Classic Pontiac Cars Channel covers popular antique Pontiacs from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1940s classic Pontiac cars.

The 1940s Classic Ford Cars Channel covers popular antique Fords from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of 1940s classic Ford cars.

The 1940s Classic Frazer Cars Channel covers popular antique Frazers from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of 1940s classic Frazer cars.

The 1940s Classic Hudson Cars Channel covers popular antique Hudsons from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of 1940s classic Hudson cars.

The 1940s Classic Kaiser Cars Channel covers popular antique Kaisers from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1940s classic Kaiser cars.

The 1940s Classic Mercury Cars Channel covers popular antique Mercurys from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1940s classic Mercury cars.

The 1940s Classic Oldsmobile Cars Channel covers popular antique Oldsmobiles from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of 1940s classic Oldsmobile cars.

The 1940s Classic Packard Cars Channel covers popular antique Packards from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1940s classic Packard cars.

The 1940s Classic Pontiac Cars Channel covers popular antique Pontiacs from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1940s classic Pontiac cars.

The 1940s Classic Studebaker Cars Channel covers popular antique Studebaker from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of 1940s classic Studebaker cars.

The Jaguar Mark IV, the Nash Ambassador Suburban and the Lincoln Continental Coupe are among highlights in the Other 1940s models section. See photos and read histories of these unsung models.


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