Other 1930s Classic Car Manufacturers
The Lagonda V-12, the American Bantam and the MG Midget are just a few examples of the exciting cars to surface in the 1930s. View photos and read histories of these and other '40s models.
1930 Buick Series 40 Phaeton
1939 Buick Century
1938 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1931 Chevrolet Series AE Station Wagon
1934 Ford DeLuxe Roadster
1934 Ford DeLuxe Five-Window Coupe
1934 Ford DeLuxe Fordor
1937-1942 Packard Darrin
1934 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton by LeBaron
1934 Packard Eight
1934 Plymouth PE Deluxe
1932 Plymouth PB Sport Roadster
1932 Plymouth PA Rumble-Seat Coupe
1939 Studebaker Champion
1938 Studebaker State President Coupe
You've heard of Volkswagen. And Daimler. And Porsche. And Audi. But Borgward? Probably not.
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.
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 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.
The 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A was a powerful touring car with a supercharged engine. Only a handful made it to the United States, making it extremely rare. Learn more about the classic 540K cabriolet.
The 1938 Peugeot 402 B Retractable Hardtop was inspired by the 1934 Chrysler Airflow. It featured futuristic styling and carried on Peugeot's tradition of being tough and dependable. Learn more about this classic.
The 1932-1935 Graham Blue Streak was a trend setter for the American auto industry during the Depression-era. Its cutting-edge design and performance made the Blue Streak one of the most popular cars at the time. Learn more about the Graham Blue Streak.
The 1939 Chrysler New Yorker Four-Door Sedan was elegant and befitting times with respect to design. The New Yorker sedan sold for $1,298 and weighed 3,695 pounds. Learn more about this elegant classic car.
Duesenberg advertised its Model J, introduced on December 1,1928, as "The World's Finest Motor Car." The 1936 Duesenberg SSJ Speedster was a sight to behold and so special that only two were built. Check out the rare 1936 Duesenberg SSJ Speedster.
The 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Coupe was a French-made six-cylinder car. In the late 1930s, the sporty Delahaye Type 135 scored wins in the Monte Carlo Rallye and at LeMans. Read more about this race winning classic.
The 1931-1945 Volkswagen Beetle designs never saw high-volume production because they were interrupted by World War II. But they did lead to the reliable low-cost cars that spread worldwide. Read the story of the 1931-1945 Volkswagen Beetle.
The 1932 Austin-Swallow classic car was born out of a collaboration between two rival British automakers. The Seven debuted as a "tourer" with room for two adults and two children and also featured four-wheel brakes. Explore this classic car.
The 1929-1931 Cord L-29 was intended to fill the price gap between the Auburn Eight and the mighty J in Cord's miniature automotive empire. Read how the Cord L-29 was engineered along principles patented by famed race-car designer Harry Miller.
The 1936 Stout Scarab came about in the early 1930s when William B. Stout, head of the Stout Engineering Laboratories in Dearborn, Michigan, dreamed of a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive combination. Read about the unusual, pioneering 1936 Stout Scarab.
The 1935 Duesenberg Speedster-Roadster was a custom car for the Maharajah Holkar of India. The speedster sported a concealed top, built-in license plate holder, dual fuel tanks and single-bar bumpers. Learn more about this classic car.
The 1931 Cord L-29 Boattail Speedster was truly one of a kind. The car's dramatic appearance was enhanced by a bold color scheme of Chinese Red matched with bright yellow panels. See photos and read about why this classic model was years ahead of its time.
The 1933 Pierce Silver Arrow competed with the luxury cars from Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard. Pierce-Arrow dubbed it 'The car of of 1940 -- in 1933.' See pictures and learn about the 1933 Pierce Silver Arrow.
The 1936 Dodge D2 Convertible Sedan was part of the newly designated Series D2 lineup, dubbed the "Beauty Winner" line by Chrysler and featured slightly revised styling carried over from 1935. See pictures and specs of this classic car.
The machines produced by Louis Delage, including the 1933 Delage D8S Sports Coupe, exuded tasteful flair and quality. It was a luxurious passenger car that handled more like a sports car. Learn more about this collectible car.
With its streamlined airplane-inspired design, the 1935-1940 Peugeot 402 caused quite a sensation in Europe. The design was mostly influenced by the principals that governed the young air travel industry. Follow the story of the Peugeot 402.
The 1936 Singer Le Mans is a standout among the Singer line and the last year of this racing model. Although the Singer company started out with making bicycles, they made this roadster travel at speeds up to 90 mph. Learn more about this sleek car.
The 1932 Hudson Greater Eight Standard Special Coupe entered the market at the height of the Great Depression. Despite its compelling features, prevailing economic conditions made for slow sales. Learn more about these handsomely styled cars.
The 1931-1933 Chrysler Imperial Eight cemented Chrysler's luxury-car credentials. Unfortunately for Chrysler, their introduction coincided with the depths of the Great Depression. Check out this profile, pictures, and specs for the Imperial Eight.
Kings, tycoons, Popes and movie stars rode in Isotta Fraschinis. The Flying Star Roadster sold for an exorbitant $20,000, but it could top 80 mph, almost unheard of at the time.
The 1930 Chrysler 70 Roadster was the result of an instinct that saved the Chrysler Company. Walter Chrysler had an instinct to revamp his product line in 1930. It was an instinct that paid off. Learn more about the dreamy 1930 Chrysler 70 Roadster.