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.
Topics to Explore:
Styling of 1961 Buick Electra was a radical departure from 1960, abandoning 1950s fins for an arrowlike profile. Buick named this new style "the clean look of action." See if this classic car lived up to its style and read how the public responded to the redesign.
Buick General Manager Ed Rollert called the early Gran Sport "a completely engineered performance car." True enough when stomping the gas pedal; not quite so true when trying to wrestle a GS (or any other American muscle car) around a quick corner. Get specs for this classic car and view pictures.
"It's big, it's sleek, and it rides like a dream," Electra prospects were informed by the 1965 sales catalog. Better yet, it "has the look of solid success," just the thing to let people know "you've arrived." No idle boast, that. Get specs and see photos.
Did you ever want to drive a taxi? The 1960-1969 Checker was an opportunity for the general public to own a solid, dependable, no-frills Checker -- a car version of the taxi cab. View pictures and see the specs for this classic commercial car turned consumer.
The 1960 Ford Thunderbird was one of the greatest achievements in American automotive design. In fact, it may well be one of the outstanding American automotive achievements of the decade. See pictures and specification of this classic beauty.
The sporty 1952 Buick Roadmaster Riviera hardtop attracted 11,387 buyers. It was a preferred transport for the up-and-coming professional -- the doctor, the lawyer and anybody who could not quite afford a Cadillac. Learn about this classic Buick.
The Ford Mustang, Ford's most popular "ponycar," got a significant redesign in 1969. In addition, the company added a suite of other memorable models, like the 1969 Ford Mustang Grande and Mach 1. Check out the 1969 Ford Mustang Grande & Mach 1.
Some car lovers might have thought that five new Ford Mustangs were enough in 1969. But when the model year began, Ford had two more ideas to launch: the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and 429. Read more about the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 & 429.
The 1964 Imperials were the first models designed by someone other than Virgil Exner since Imperial had become a separate make in 1955. Comfort was the name of the game, and even rear-seat passengers sat in the lap of luxury. Explore this classic car.
Chevrolet was the first to bring out a low-priced hardtop, the swank-trimmed 1950 Bel Air. Of the many innovative, affordable hardtops introduced in 1950, the Chevrolet Bel Air proved to be the most popular by far, scoring 74,634 sales. Read more.
Controversy came right along with the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. The car was originally conceived as a sleek vehicle for NASCAR racing, sporting a large rear stabilizer and pointed snout. Learn more about the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona.
Sportiness and Ford Fairlane were never synonymous -- until the introduction of the 1966-1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL/GT and GT/A. Read more about the clean, aerodynamic lines and other improvements in the 1966-1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL/GT and GT/A
The 1967-1969 Cadillac Eldorado was a revolution for Cadillac, one of the few landmark cars in its multi-decade history. The car's technology wasn't new, but the styling was a sharp departure. Learn more about the 1967-69 Cadillac Eldorado.
The 1951-1954 Chrysler Imperial was the highest class of Chrysler, a car competing with the likes of Cadillac, Packard, and Lincoln. However, it suffered because of conservative upright styling. See pictures and get specs for this classic 1950s car.
The 1951-1954 Chrysler New Yorker wasn't stylistically breathtaking, but its advanced engineering drew applause. Few buyers realized it was almost impervious to rust, and would last a couple hundred thousand miles with minimal maintenance. Learn more.
The 1957-1959 Chrysler New Yorker was the happy result of a major overhaul at Chrysler in the mid-1950s. It featured a bold new design and an innovative automatic transmission for the time. Learn more about the New Yorker and see pictures of the car.
The 1955-1956 Dodge D-500, with its flair-fashion styling, helped Dodge shed its stodgy image. And for 1955, it was arguably the most powerful car on the road with a titanic hemi V-8 lurking under the hood. Get more specs for this classic car.
Sterling H. Edwards was a dreamer in San Francisco who envisioned an exclusive, low-production personal-luxury car -- what would become the 1953-1955 Edwards America. Learn why only six were built, get specs and see pictures of this classic car.
Plain, unimposing, and dull, it was anachronistic even when new -- which is precisely why it fascinates today. For this was the first -- and so far only -- instance when a U.S. automaker dared resurrect one of its old models. See specs and pictures.
The 1950 Frazer Manhattan convertible was the most luxurious model of the company. However, it wasn't easy to build, fraught with design expense and multiple engineering hurdles. See the successes, challenges and specs of this classic convertible.