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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The 1922 Wills Sainte Claire A-68 Roadster was the creation of C. Harold Wills after he left the Ford Motor Company. Wills used his earnings from Ford to startup his own company. How did his car do? Find out in this article.

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The 1960 Studebaker Lark was a huge success and almost tripled overall sales for Studebaker. In V-8 form it sold for $2,756. The 259 V-8 engine could hurl the Lark sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 10 seconds. Learn more about this classic compact.

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The 1941 Dodge Custom Town Sedan had a base price of $999 and was the most popular in its line. Dodge built 72,067 Custom 4-door sedans. Its popularity was assured by the new styling. Read more about the 1941 Dodge Custom Town Sedan.

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The 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 was one of the mass-produced sedans developed by Alfa Romeo to survive in the postwar European market. The 1900 was recognized as one of the most beautiful cars at the time. Learn more about this fine European classic.

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The 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Roadster's styling was inspired by Budd steamliner trains. Six Chrysler Thunderbolts were built and sold at a starting price of $6,000, but only four survived. Read more about this ultra rare classic.

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The 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible was powered by a high compression 210 horsepower V-8 engine. Great styling details such as the tailfins and excellent performance helped sell the Series 62 convertibles. Learn more about this classic.

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The 1961 Buick LeSabre Convertible helped boost Buick's industry ranking. The Buick LeSabre came with a powerful 364-cid, 235/250 horsepower V-8 engine. Find out what made the LeSabre Convertible boost sales.

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The 1946 Chrysler Continental Coupe was a special model built by Derham Custom Body Works for Chrysler at a cost of $17,000. Only two were ever built! Learn more about the rare Chrysler Continental Coupe.

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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.

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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.

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Though still on the gaudy side with its creased bodysides, tapered trim strip, jutting fender tops, and rear-deck sculpturing, the Impala's lines were undeniably cleaner -- ready to usher in a new era. Learn about this classic and its famous 409-cid motor.

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The Fury began as a speedy, limited-edition 1956 hardtop, and continued as such for the next two years. Though never a big seller, it cast a performance image over the entire Plymouth line with obvious sales implications. Learn more and see pictures.

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in the looks department, few would rank these as the most alluring Dodges ever -- or even of the decade. Some might even call them stodgy, perhaps ordinary. Yet they were eminently representative of their time. See pictures and specs for this classic.

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