Collectible and Classic Cars

The Collectible and Classic Cars Channel highlights some of the rarest and most sought-after cars. Learn about cars like the Bugatti, the Tucker, Ferraris and dozens more.

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1972 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Trans Am already was in the process of developing a legion of aficionados, but you wouldn't know it from the year-end figures from 1972. Learn more about rare 1972 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula

A bold new eggcrate grille decorated the front end of the base Firebird, Esprit, and the 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula; but something far bolder could be tucked beneath the Formula's hood. Learn more about the details surrounding the 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula.

1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

A sloping Endura front end, highlighted by a slim bumper line and modification of Pontiac's traditional divided grille, led off the 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am facelift. Learn more about the 1074 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in this article.

1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

By the time the 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am hit the market, Trans Ams had found their niche. Despite ever-higher prices, output rose again as Pontiac sold one Trans Am for every three Firebirds. Learn more about the 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

1908-1927 Ford Model T

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.

1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula

The 1976 Pontiac Formula Firebird had a new appearance package that featured bold FORMULA graphics along door bottoms and rocker panels. Learn more about the 1976 Pontiac Formula Firebird in this article.

1967-1968 Plymouth Sport Fury and VIP

"Plymouth is out to win you over," said the ads, and they didn't lie. With a re-vamped Barracuda, a transformed Valiant and a solid line of Belvederes, Plymouth jumped back in the game in a major way.

1968-1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite and GTX

It's amazing what steady cultivating can do -- with a few interim changes, Plymouth's disappointing 1962 "standards" roared back with the 1968-1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite and GTX. These models soon sold more than a quarter-million copies.

1907-1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

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.

1926-1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royale

The 1926-1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royales were ultra-exclusive cars that cost the equivalent of half a million dollars by today's standards. This car featured a massive engine that displaced 12.8 liters, which is big even by today's standards. Learn more.

1969 Rambler SC/Rambler

Even in the late '60s, the Rambler SC/Rambler stood out as one wild ride. Its looks screamed performance and its mechanicals backed that up.

1962, 1963, 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury

The 1962-1964 Plymouth Sport Furys weren't nearly as bad as they're usually portrayed. Despite their flaws, the long-hood/short-deck proportions were drawn years before we'd ever heard of "ponycars."

1927 LaSalle

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.

1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint

The 1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint came onto the automotive scene a little later than Chevrolet's Camaro, but when the Firebird arrived, it came on strong. Learn more about the 1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint in this article.

1968-1969 Pontiac GTO & Judge

Being first is relatively easy; staying first isn't. Pontiac may have created the muscle car in 1964 with the GTO, but the company had to work hard to match proliferating competitors. Pontiac struck back with the fully redesigned 1968-1969 Pontiac GTO & Judge.

1968 Pontiac Firebird 350

The 1968 Pontiac Firebird 350-cid HO V-8 engine, with high-performance camshaft, better exhaust-gas scavenging, and revised carburetion, delivered 320 horsepower, 35 more than its 326-cid predecessor. Learn more about the 1968 Pontiac Firebird 350 in this article.

1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint Convertible

The 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint Convertible proved high-performance and folding tops could go hand in hand. Learn more about this muscle car in this article.

1934-1937 Chrysler Airflow

The 1934-1937 Chrysler Airflows were revolutionary in that they were aerodynamic, but they were not a success for Chrysler. This was one of the first cars that was styled with aerodynamics in mind. Learn more here.

1907 Cadillac Model K

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.

1969 Pontiac Firebird Sprint Convertible

The 1969 Pontiac Firebird Sprint Convertible received a few design modifications to update its look. Learn more about this classic Pontiac muscle car.

1967, 1968, 1969 Pontiac Firebird

Had GM division chief John DeLorean gotten his way, the Firebird would've been a low-cost sister to the Corvette. But the market couldn't support two sports car models, so DeLorean had to settle for a "Pontiacized" version of Chevy's four-seat Camaro.

1932-1938 Pierce-Arrow Twelve

The 1932-1938 Pierce-Arrow Twelve are considered to be the greatest cars made during the Depression. It featured a V-12 engine that was capable of producing 175 horsepower. Keep reading to learn about Pierce Arrow.

1902 Panhard and Levassor

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.

1916-1923 Packard Twin Six

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.

1923-1931 Lancia Lambda

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.


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