1930s Classic Cars

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.

The 1930 Chevrolet Series AD Universal improved on the 1929 Chevy. The windshield was slanted, which significantly reduced glare. It also featured Chevy's economical V-6 engine. Learn more about the 1930 Chevrolet Series AD, including pictures and prices.

The 1936-1939 MG TA/TB replaced the P-Types and were less distinctly MG. Learn more about the history of this rare Morris Garages sports car and check out production facts, specifications and engine types.

The 1938-1940 Mercedes-Benz Type 770 Grosser was built primarily for Adolph Hitler as a symbol of the Third Reich's power. Learn about this historical car and discover the production facts, specifications and more.

A vintage British sports car the 1932-1934 MG J-Type Midget is rare and valuable. Learn about the history of this little sports car and discover more about the positives, negatives, production facts, specifications and engine types.

The 1934-1936 MG PA/PB came in three body styles and could reach high speeds, though it gave a very rough ride. Learn about this rare sports car and discover more about its specifications and engine types.

The 1934-1937 Terraplane Open Models were a series of exciting sports cars with excellent performance and styling. Learn about how their styling and construction changed during these three years.

1936-1939 Triumph Dolomites were the epitome of elegant British styling in a sporty roadster package. Power came from either a four- or six-cylinder engine producing 50 to 75 horsepower. Explore the features of these collectible cars.

The 1936-1940 SS Jaguar 100 was the successor to the SS90 with sensational roadster styling. Its great look and quick acceleration made it valuable back then, and it's still very pricey today. Get details about the design of this collectible car.

The 1931-1936 SS I is historically significant as the first automobile produced by Jaguar, formerly the Swallow Coachbuilding Company. Learn why this car has excited so much interest then and now. Read about the history and lure of this collectible car.

The 1932-1936 Stutz DV32 featured an exotic and complex engine with 32-valve head as well as a stylish body. Although its mechanics are complicated, with parts hard to find, it's still very well-respected. Learn more about this collectible car.

With only 300 built, the 1932-1936 Stutz SV16 is a rare collectible car made more desirable with mechanical complexity. What it lacks in speed, it makes up for in appearance. Learn more about Stutz SV16.

The 1930-1932 Packard Eight was expensive, but this car delivered in terms of style and performance. It had its imperfections but still helped define the luxury vehicle of the time. Find out about the Packard Eight's specifications and history.

The 1938-1939 Lagonda V-12 was one of the 1930s fastest British cars, which was impressive at a formidable 5,000 pounds. Learn about this high-performance classic car.

The 1933-1936 Packard Super Eight is a solid and classic automobile, but it isn't widely collected or driven. This model also fell between the cracks outpaced by the Twelve, so later models became smaller and less bulky. Learn about the Super Eight.

The 1937-1939 Packard Super Eight was more streamlined than previous models while retaining the "Packard look." This excellent driving machine had strong club and parts support. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1930-1932 Plymouths are easy to acquire, own, and run and are overall a good investment. Find out about their specifications and all the reasons collectors love them so much. Learn more about these collectible cars here.

The 1938-1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith is among the rarest prewar Rolls-Royces today, since it was not revived after the war. Its design also ended pre-war, as 1945 and later models were redesigned. Find out more about the status and appeal of this rare car.

The 1930-1935 Talbot 90 and 105 were British sports cars with rugged character and throaty racing engines. This hard to find collectible was also known for its reliability and masculinity. Learn more about these collectible cars.

The 1939-1942 Nash Ambassador Eight offered an affordable price, smooth performance, and nice styling. Learn more about this quality car with eight cylinders.

The 1939-1942 Nash Ambassador Six was an even more affordable version of the Nash Ambassador Eight. Learn more about this quality six-cylinder vehicle.

The 1930-1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25 featured luxurious British fittings and magnificent construction. It was offered only as a rolling chassis for coachbuilt bodywork. Get details about the style of this collectible car.

Although the 1936-1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 was a "junior edition," it was every inch a Rolls-Royce equipped with luxurious British fittings and silky controls. Get cost and engine details on this collectible car.

The 1930-1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II had exquisite looks, prestige, and it was extremely reliable. Read about the body styles of this collectible car that Rolls-Royce claims is, "The Best Car in the World."

The 1930-1934 Nash Twin-Ignition Eight offered great road manners and styling as well as lots of special features. Learn more about this stylish car, and discover the positives, negatives, production facts, specifications, engine type and more.

The 1930-1933 Studebaker President Eight was a classic gracefully styled Depression-era car. In fact, it is widely regarded as the best automobile produced at South Bend. Learn facts and specifications of this collectible car.