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 1934-1939 Studebaker President Eight was the height of luxury, boasting great style and quality construction. And it only got better over the years, especially when Raymond Loewy restyled it in 1938. Learn about this collectible car.

The 1935-1938 Hudson Custom Eight was a big handsome car and quite contemporary for its time. Over the years Hudson gradually evolved toward more enveloping curvy bodywork. Get details on this solid collectible.

The 1936-1940 SS Jaguar 2 1/2 Litre/3 1/2 Litre were the first cars to bear the Jaguar name. These sporty sedans were simple and easy to rebuild. Learn facts and specifications of these collectible cars.

The CCCA Classic 1935-1940 Lincoln Model K made a name for itself as the ''Sunshine Special'' parade car of Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. Learn more about the 1935-1940 Lincoln Model K, including the production facts, specifications and engine type.

The 1932-1934 Lincoln V-12 Models enjoy full CCCA Classic status due to their superb quality. Accordingly, they're expensive to purchase -- if you can even find one! Learn about the 1932-1934 Lincoln V-12 Models.

The 1930-1932 Lincoln V-8 Models L, K, and KA are the grand old ancestors of Lincoln. In fact, the Model L existed since Lincoln was founded. Learn about the 1930-1932 Lincoln V-8 Models L, K, and KA, including the production facts and specifications.

The Graham Supercharger, an exotic high-performance car, is a hit with collectors today. It was the remarkable radical "Spirit of Motion" better known as the "sharknose" Graham. Learn all about the 1938-1940 Graham Supercharger.

Hispano-Suiza's 1930-1934 H6C was a powerful high-quality automobile. It was built in both France and Spain, like most "Hissos," and like Rolls-Royce offered only as a rolling chassis. Find out more about the massive 1930-1934 Hispano-Suiza H6C.

An exclusive luxury vehicle, the 1931-1938 Hispano-Suiza J12 brought together Swiss design, Spanish capital, and French production facilities to create one the world's best automobiles of the mid-1930s. Read more about this extremely collectible car.

The 1936-1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre was comfortable and dignified yet sporting. The larger engine's extra power and torque made up for the heavier equipment. Learn more about the stylish 1936-1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre classic car.

The 1930 Blackhawk offered classic styling and a wide range of body types. It was one of the several junior makes launched in the heady late Twenties. The Blackhawk was introduced as a companion to Stutz and based on the 1928 Model BB. Learn about this classic car.

The 1936-1941 BMW 327/328 were the most charismatic of the prewar BMWs with great performance and durability. The BMW 328 was an efficient two-seat sports roadster with a tubular frame. Learn more about this classic sports car from BMW.

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.

The 1938-1941 American Bantam was a more developed version of the American Austin and was built in Butler, Pennsylvania. The Bantam was abandoned for Jeep production during World War II and was never revived. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1930-1939 Aston Martin 1 1/2 Litre/2 Litre series was introduced in 1927. It offers great vintage character and a super engine. With willowy chassis and a noble radiator, this Aston Martin line was very sporting. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1931-1936 Auburn Eight offered superb roadability and performance and was also a good buy. Glamor was ushered in with the unique styling. Capable of nearly 90 mph, the Eights were terrific for the time. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1932-1934 Auburn Twelve was the least expensive V-12 ever at $975 for the Standard coupe and $1275 for the top-of-the-line Custom Speedster. Unfortunately, its value didn't impress a public wanting economy cars. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1935-1936 Auburn Supercharged 851/852 line offered the most breathtakingly beautiful automobiles of all time. Supercharged Auburns were identified by an outside exhaust on the left side of the hood. Learn more about this classic car.

Frazer-Nash's prewar chain-drive automobiles are rugged cars with a lot of collector appeal. A hand-built British sports car of the old school, its engine was based on prewar BMW engineering. Learn more about 1930-1939 Frazer Nash Chain-Drive.

The 1933-1937 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre offered great elegance and style along with good performance for the time. It featured a modified Rolls-Royce 20/25 engine and an entirely new chassis. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1930-1931 Bugatti Type 43/43A came from a famous line of racing cars designed by Ettore Buggati. As they were costly to buy and restore, only 150 of these collectible cars were produced.

The 1932-1935 Bugatti Type 55 was a very exclusive roadgoing version of the small-engined supercharged Type 51 Grand Prix car. It offers all of the usual joys and heartaches of a true thoroughbred Bugatti, plus greater exclusivity. Learn about this classic car.

The 1934-1940 Bugatti Type 57/57C is the final statement of Bugatti's design philosophy, combining a fine modern engine with an uncompromisingly "vintage" chassis and a great variety of startlingly styled bodywork. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1936-1938 Bugatti Type 57S/SC with its sexy styling is as desirable now as it was in the past. You'd be hard-pressed to get your hands on one today. Learn more about this collectible car.

The 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 50 is a "derivative" Bugatti built on a scaled-down Type 46 Royale chassis. This was a direct replacement for the Type 46 and big and luxurious by any standards. Learn more about this expensive classic car.