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.
The 1928-1934 Duesenberg J-Series automobiles were beautiful, well-built machines that were made in low numbers during the Depression. This car stood out above all others when it was introduced at the New York Salon on December 1, 1928. Learn more.
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 1964-1965 Pontiac GTO was a great idea just waiting to be born. That it happened at Pontiac speaks volumes about the division's marketing savvy in the '60s, as well as its ability to zoom in on public taste.
By 1962, Plymouth found that it needed to regroup -- and to resize -- its Sport Fury and VIP models to keep up with Ford and Chevrolet. By the mid-1960s, a new design team took Plymouths back into the mainstream -- with a vengeance.
From 1965 to '67, the Plymouth Belvedere/Satellite and GTX received an A+ for performance with help from a new Hemi V-8. These models even made their mark in NASCAR and stock-car racing.
The 1931-1933 Marmon Sixteens were exciting automobiles that were fast, light, and good at climbing hills. The car weighed about 500 pounds less than the rival Cadillac models because of the extensive use of aluminum. Learn about the 1931-1933 Marmon Sixteen.
Plymouth's Barracuda may have taken a few design tricks from GM, but the new notchback coupe and convertible body styles complemented the classic fastback to create an unmistakable new line.
After three successful years, the 1965-1968 Pontiac Grand Prix declined in both sales and design. But if more glitter and gadgets were evident, so was more power that enabled performance to remain respectable.
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 1927-1932 Mercedes S/SS/SSK/SSKL were super-charged machines, each lighter and faster than the last. The cars were engineered by Ferdinand Porsche, who replaced Paul Daimler, the firm's co-namesake. Learn more about these impressive cars here.
1969 saw brand-new designs from each of the "Low-Price Three." But Plymouth proved to have the biggest of the big car overhauls, hoping to wow consumers and get them to "Look What Plymouth's Up To Now."
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 first Pontiac Grand Prix resembled a dressed-up Catalina hardtop coupe with buckets-and-console interior, but the result was striking and sold well.
Plymouth probably wishes it had a car like the 1963-1966 Plymouth Valiant Signet today -- this model was a solid performer throughout it's production run and helped the company maintain its sales figures.
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.
Chrome and tailfins were out, bucket seats, mag-style wheels, center consoles, and floor shifters were in -- and just about everybody had them. With the 1964-1967 Pontiac Catalina 2+2, Pontiac achieved a combination of power, road-holding, and fine styling superior to any other big Pontiac.
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.
With a sleek Italian body over a humble VW Beetle chassis, the Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia furnished a dash of sports-car spirit at a Volkswagen price. Learn about this sporty coupe and convertible produced between 1955 and 1974.
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.
Only three 1933 Packard Twelve Sport Phaetons were built, all for auto shows. The 160-horsepower V-12 engine is so quiet that one almost needs to see the fan running to know it's running. Find a profile and pictures of the 1933 Twelve Sport Phaeton.
The 1962-1968 Pontiac Grand Prix was created to compete with the highly successful Ford Thunderbird. The Grand Prix was hyped as the personally styled car with the power personality. Learn more about this classic muscle car.
The 1947 Delahaye 135MS Teardrop Coupe is one the last models made by Delahaye. Only 1,155 postwar 135s had been built by the time the model was dropped in 1952. Learn more about this doomed classic.
The 1971-1973 Buick Riviera was a combination of luxury, performance, and elegant styling. But this was something not everyone agreed on. The Rivera was a car most people either loved or hated. Find out why.
The 1931 Chevrolet Series AE Station Wagon was Chevrolet's first factory-authorized "woody" station wagon. The AE chassis also served as the basis for a series of light-commercial vehicles. Read more about the 1931 Chevrolet Series AE Station Wagon.
The 1952 Packard 250 Convertible had very few changes made. The 250 Convertible came equipped with a straight-eight engine that powered the 300. Approximately 1,000 Packard 250 convertibles were sold in 1952. Read more about this classic convertible.