The 1930s was a period of massive expansion in the auto industry. Learn about the Bugatti, Fords, Packards and other classic cars from the the 1930s in this section.
Excellent styling, fine workmanship, and good performance are the factors that make the 1930 Nash Twin Ignition Six a collectible automobile today. Read how Nash managed to show a profit while other independent manufacturers struggled to survive.
The 1933 Willys Model 77 Coupe, the car that would provide the power for the first jeep and a basis for dragsters, began from a desperate attempt to beat bankruptcy. Learn about the light, quick, compact, maneuverable 1933 Willys Model 77 Coupe.
After dabbling in the truck market for many years, Studebaker joined the field again when it introduced the 1937 Studebaker Coupe-Express light-duty truck. Read about the history and details of the 1937-1939 Studebaker Coupe-Express truck line.
The 1931 Cord L-29 Boattail Speedster was truly one of a kind. The car's dramatic appearance was enhanced by a bold color scheme of Chinese Red matched with bright yellow panels. See photos and read about why this classic model was years ahead of its time.
The 1933 Pierce Silver Arrow competed with the luxury cars from Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard. Pierce-Arrow dubbed it 'The car of of 1940 -- in 1933.' See pictures and learn about the 1933 Pierce Silver Arrow.
The 1936 Cord 810 Convertible was radical in its bold design and groundbreaking mechanics. It was literally was ahead of its time as it did not really suit the hardship of the day and was out of circulation by 1937. Read about the 1936 Cord 810 Convertible.
The 1934-1935 Studebaker Land Cruiser arrived during a time of great economic turmoil for the country and Studebaker in general. However, the Studebaker Land Cruiser became an instant hit because of its streamlined style. Learn about the 1934-1935 Studebaker Land Cruiser.
The 1936 Dodge D2 Convertible Sedan was part of the newly designated Series D2 lineup, dubbed the "Beauty Winner" line by Chrysler and featured slightly revised styling carried over from 1935. See pictures and specs of this classic car.
The machines produced by Louis Delage, including the 1933 Delage D8S Sports Coupe, exuded tasteful flair and quality. It was a luxurious passenger car that handled more like a sports car. Learn more about this collectible car.
The 1931 Lincoln Model K was the first major overhaul of the original Lincoln model. Output jumped by 30 horsepower to 120, thanks to new downdraft carburetion, freer manifolding and other upgrades. See photos of the 1931 Lincoln Model K convertible.
The 1933 Chrysler Imperial Custom Phaeton is considered to be among the company's most beautiful creations. The stunningly handsome Phaeton had power as well as looks, topping out at nearly 100 miles per hour. Read more about this classic car.
With its streamlined airplane-inspired design, the 1935-1940 Peugeot 402 caused quite a sensation in Europe. The design was mostly influenced by the principals that governed the young air travel industry. Follow the story of the Peugeot 402.
A 1938 Buick Series 80 was the basis for a one-of-a-kind custom job by Howard "Dutch" Darin. The car featured an eight-cylinder engine capable of producing 141 horsepower, a 9 percent increase from the previous year. See photos of this 1938 Buick Series 80 Opera Brougham.
The 1937-1939 Chevrolet models were redesigned and fitted with a new engine to get a leg up on the competition. A number of corners were cut in order to produce a good looking six-cylinder car with decent performance. Learn more about these Chevrolets.
The 1937-1938 Ford lineup caused quite a stir, beginning with the spectacular introduction of the 1937 models. The debut of the 1937 models was done in a flashy presentation. Ford needed the attention after slow 1936 sales. Follow the 1937-1938 Ford story.
The 1932 Plymouth PA Rumble-Seat coupe included new safety features and was solidly built. Sales in the auto industry were low because of the Depression, but Plymouth moved up to third in sales in 1932. Learn more about the car that helped boost Plymouth sales.
The 1936 Pierce-Arrow Eight Model 1601 Sedan was produced despite financial hardship. This model was advertised as the world's safest car and featured more than 30 notable advances. Learn more about the 1936 Pierce-Arrow Eight Model 1601 Sedan.
The 1938 Studebaker State President coupe was redesigned to increase sales, and many still regard the model as one of the best Studebakers of all time. The President offered magnificent motoring at bargain prices. Read more about this smooth ride.
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."
The 1936 Singer Le Mans is a standout among the Singer line and the last year of this racing model. Although the Singer company started out with making bicycles, they made this roadster travel at speeds up to 90 mph. Learn more about this sleek car.
The 1932 Hudson Greater Eight Standard Special Coupe entered the market at the height of the Great Depression. Despite its compelling features, prevailing economic conditions made for slow sales. Learn more about these handsomely styled cars.
The story of the 1932-1939 Packard Twelve follows the competition of an era: the fight for the luxury-car market between Packard and Cadillac. The Twelve was also one of the fastest cars you could buy for the money. Read about this luxury contender.
The restored Hupmobile K-321 Convertible Coupe in this article is one of just five models known to exist. Its curvy styling and powerful features made it one of the most popular cars in the Hupmobile line. Read more about the K-321 in this article.
The Duesenberg J was the most powerful American car before World War II. Its 420-cid straight eight with dual-overhead cams and four valves per cylinder put out 265 horsepower. Check out this magnificent early-century racing machine.
The new 1935-36 Pontiac line featured more streamlined Art Deco machines. These models ushered in a design cue destined to be a trademark for the division for more than 20 years: the famed "Silver Streak." Learn more about this curvy cruiser.
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