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The Lagonda V-12, the American Bantam and the MG Midget are just a few examples of the exciting cars to surface in the 1930s. View photos and read histories of these and other '40s models.

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1938 Peugeot 402 B Retractable Hardtop

The 1938 Peugeot 402 B Retractable Hardtop was inspired by the 1934 Chrysler Airflow. It featured futuristic styling and carried on Peugeot's tradition of being tough and dependable. Learn more about this classic.

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  • 1927-1932 Mercedes S/SS/SSK/SSKL
    1927-1932 Mercedes S/SS/SSK/SSKL

    The 1927-1932 Mercedes S/SS/SSK/SSKL were super-charged machines, each lighter and faster than the last. The cars were engineered by Ferdinand Porsche, who replaced Paul Daimler, the firm's co-namesake. Learn more about these impressive cars here. See more »

  • 1928-1934 Duesenberg J-Series
    1928-1934 Duesenberg J-Series

    The 1928-1934 Duesenberg J-Series automobiles were beautiful, well-built machines that were made in low numbers during the Depression. This car stood out above all others when it was introduced at the New York Salon on December 1, 1928. Learn more. See more »

  • 1929-1931 Cord L-29
    1929-1931 Cord L-29

    The 1929-1931 Cord L-29 was intended to fill the price gap between the Auburn Eight and the mighty J in Cord's miniature automotive empire. Read how the Cord L-29 was engineered along principles patented by famed race-car designer Harry Miller. See more »

  • 1930 Chrysler 70 Roadster
    1930 Chrysler 70 Roadster

    The 1930 Chrysler 70 Roadster was the result of an instinct that saved the Chrysler Company. Walter Chrysler had an instinct to revamp his product line in 1930. It was an instinct that paid off. Learn more about the dreamy 1930 Chrysler 70 Roadster. See more »

  • 1930 Cord L-29 Brooks Stevens Speedster
    1930 Cord L-29 Brooks Stevens Speedster

    The 1930 Cord L-29 Brooks Stevens Speedster was a customized Cord L-29 designed by Brooks Stevens. It was a particular favorite of Stevens, who still had it at the time of his death in 1995. Read more about his beautiful creation. See more »

  • 1930 Duesenberg Torpedo Convertible Berline
    1930 Duesenberg Torpedo Convertible Berline

    Most old-car enthusiasts know of the mighty Duesenberg line of vehicles, "The World's Finest Motor Car." Learn how the gorgeous, luxurious, and expensive 1930 Duesenberg Torpedo Convertible Berline stood out above all the other cars of the era. See more »

  • 1930 Isotta Fraschini 8A Flying Star Roadster
    1930 Isotta Fraschini 8A Flying Star Roadster

    Kings, tycoons, Popes and movie stars rode in Isotta Fraschinis. The Flying Star Roadster sold for an exorbitant $20,000, but it could top 80 mph, almost unheard of at the time. See more »

  • 1930 Miller 91 Indy Car
    1930 Miller 91 Indy Car

    The 1930 Miller "91" Indy Car was designed by Harry A. Miller. Miller designed and built some of the finest racing engines in the world. Relatively few cars can boast of such a long and rich racing history. Read more about the 1930 Miller "91." See more »

  • 1930 Oldsmobile F-30
    1930 Oldsmobile F-30

    The 1930 Oldsmobile F-30 introduced during the Depression had a conservative styling that helped it sell. Dual-sidemounted spare tires and a rear-mounted trunk were fitted to upper models. Learn about this classic convertible. See more »

  • 1930-1934 American Austin
    1930-1934 American Austin

    The 1930-1934 American Austin is based on the British Austin Seven design. It was offered in roadster runabout cabriolet and coupe models. The first three are far more desirable. Learn more about the classic 1930-1934 American Austin. See more »

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