Collectible and Classic Cars

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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.

1928-1934 Duesenberg J-Series

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.

1901 Mercedes 35 HP

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.

1964-1965 Pontiac GTO

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.

1965-1966 Plymouth Sport Fury and VIP

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.

1965, 1966, 1967 Plymouth Belvedere/Satellite and GTX

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.

1931-1933 Marmon Sixteen

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.

1967, 1968, 1969 Plymouth Barracuda

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.

1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 Pontiac Grand Prix

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.

1901-1907 Oldsmobile Curved-Dash

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.

1927-1932 Mercedes S/SS/SSK/SSKL

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 Plymouth Sport Fury & VIP

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."

1911-1915 Mercer Raceabout Model 35-R

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.

1962, 1963, 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix

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.

1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 Plymouth Valiant Signet

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.

1915-1922 Stutz Bearcat

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.

1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 Pontiac Catalina 2+2

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.

1924 Chrysler Model B-70

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.

Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia

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.

1915 Cadillac V-8 Type 51

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.

1962, 1963, 1964 Dodge Standard

Though compacts were quite popular in the early 1960s, the public still wanted full-size cars like the Dodge Standard. The car still struggled for sales numbers, but some fame on the drag strips, often beating out bigger, heavier rivals. Learn more.

1966-1977 Ford Bronco

The 1966-1977 Ford Bronco offered the best of both freeway and off-road driving. Ford developed the Bronco as an answer to the growing popularity of off-road vehicles. Learn more about the 1966-1977 Ford Bronco.

1953-1955 Nash and Hudson Ramblers

The 1953-1955 Nash and Hudson Ramblers were suppose to be volume sellers because of their low prices. Many body styles and different trims were also available. Find out how the Rambler breathed new hope for the two automotive ventures.

1933 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton

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.

1962-1968 Pontiac Grand Prix

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.