1900-1920s Classic Cars

The 1900-1920s Classic Cars Channel contains articles about antique cars, including Chevys, Studebakers and DeSotos. Check out detailed information about 1900-1920s classic cars.


The 1908-1927 Ford Model T cemented America's place as a force in the nascent automotive industry. There are many historians that consider the Model T the most significant car that has ever been produced. Learn about the 1908-1927 Ford Model T.

The 1907-1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is hailed by some as the, "Best Car in the World." To this day, this car is the most famous and most desirable antique car in history. Learn about the seminal 1907-1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.

The 1927 LaSalle was attractive, but expensive for the time. The car is unique in that it was the first car in the world that was consciously styled. It couldn't compete with the Cadillac Sixty Series and was canned. Learn about LaSalle.

The 1907 Cadillac Model K was one of the first American cars to win respect from the European automakers. The secret came from the standardized parts, which was literally unheard of at the time. Learn about the 1907 Cadillac Model K.

The 1902 Panhard and Levassor was an early entry to the field of automobiles, but it had a lasting impact. The Panhard rod, which was featured on this car, was famous for locating rear axles in the lateral plane. Learn about the 1902 Panhard and Levassor.

The 1916-1923 Packard Twin Six set the standard of American luxury cars of the day. This car featured a 12-cylinder layout, which improved performance, smoothness and silence. Explore the 1916-1923 Packard Twin Six at HowStuffWorks.

The 1923-1931 Lancia Lambda was the first car to use the innovative unit-body construction still in use today. The design combines the body of the car and the chassis to form a single unit, rather than separate parts. Explore the 1923-1931 Lancia Lambda.

The 1901 Mercedes 35 HP is considered by some as the first automobile. The six liter engine seems rather tame by today's standards, but in 1901 this car was a technological marvel. Learn about the 1901 Mercedes 35 HP and its impact on the automotive industry.

The 1901-1907 Oldsmobile Curved-Dash was one of the first blockbuster cars of the new auto era. The car was versatile, available and reliable, which was everything that was needed for cars at the time to become popular. Learn about the 1901-1907 Oldsmobile Curved-Dash.

The 1911-1915 Mercer Raceabout Model 35-R was a sporty performance car built with speed in mind. This car was part of the brass-age era of car manufacturing, which makes this car highly desirable to collectors. Explore the Mercer Raceabout at HowStuffWorks.

The 1915-1922 Stutz Bearcat was a commercial success and quickly became one of the most beloved classic cars. It was built with a light body design, which insured that performance would be maximized. Learn about the 1915-1922 Stutz Bearcat.

The 1924 Chrysler Model B-70 was the first car by Walter P. Chrysler, and its success lead to the founding of the Chrysler Corporation. Learn about this car and the story behind Chrysler's development of his first car. Learn more.

The 1915 Cadillac V-8, Type 51 blew past the six-cylinder engines of its competitors to lead a revolution. The V-8 was an unusual design for the time because many people had never seen that type of engine before. Learn about the 1915 Cadillac V-8.

The 1922 Wills Sainte Claire A-68 Roadster was the creation of C. Harold Wills after he left the Ford Motor Company. Wills used his earnings from Ford to startup his own company. How did his car do? Find out in this article.

The 1925 Renault 6 CV NN classic car was considered the French "people's car." It weighed about 2,400 pounds, so performance was modest -- top speed came in at just 47 mph. Find out more about this little beauty and see stunning photographs.

The 1928 Nash Advanced Six Coupe was a product of the 'Roaring Twenties.' 1928 was Nash's best year of the decade as 138,137 cars were built, good for 3.67 percent of the market. See photos and read about this classic car.

The 1928 Auburn Speedster was Errett Lobban Cord's attempt to combine performance and style to boost sales. The resulting three stunning generations of Speedsters all ranked among the most memorable automobiles ever produced. Read about this classic.

The 1929 Chevrolet International AC Coupe was the first six-cylinder engine introduced by the company since 1915. The new six made international headlines and spurred Chevy's domination of the low-priced car market. Read about this classic car.

The 1924 Oakland 6-54A Four-Passenger Coupe was advertised as the "True Blue Oakland Six." Oakland was the first car to use DuPont's Duco Satin Finish paint and featured four-wheel brakes. See pictures and read about this stunning coupe.

The 1923-1927 Ford Model T marked the end of a long run for the venerable classic. Ford was facing competition from Chevrolet, which left Ford with no choice but to make improvements to the car. Find out how competition forced Henry Ford to modify the Model T.

The 1928 Studebaker President, equipped with an eight-cylinder engine, was a racy departure for Studebaker. This car fulfilled the Studebaker President's goal of offering the finest eight-cylinder car in the world. Learn more about the 1928 Studebaker.

The 1917 Chevrolet Series D V-8 had Chevy's most powerful engine yet. The V-8 engine displaced 288 cubic inches and produced 55 horsepower. It was highly advanced in design. Learn about the 1917 Chevrolet Series D.

The 1918 Chevrolet Series FA and 490 were depended on to carry Chevy's 1918 sales load. This series of cars featured closed bodies, which were rising in popularity at the time, and 37 horsepower engines. Learn about the 1918 Chevrolet Series FA and 490.

The 1919 Chevrolet Series 490 enjoyed increased popularity. The 1919 design was not changed from the 1918 model because Chevy saw no need to alter a winning lineup. Find out more about the 1919 Chevrolet Series 490, including pictures, prices and weight.

The 1920, 1921 and 1922 Chevrolet Series 490 was on its last legs. An economic depression and change in management personnel sent the 490 on the path to retirement. Learn about the 1920-22 Chevy Series 490.

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