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Do you love the 1930s Citroen Traction Avant or 1950s and 1960s Bentleys? Learn about these and cars like the Lagonda, the Nova, the Thunderbird and classic Jaguars.


Gentlemen, start your checkbooks! These classic cars each have a history all their own and a price tag to blow your mind. The starting point is $6.9 million if you want one of these beauties parked in your garage.

These photos showcase some of the rarest, most sought after classic cars from the 20th century's most renowned automakers. Ready to take a drive down memory lane?

The world's first minivan, the Volkswagen Bus was for years really just a big, boxy body on a Beetle chassis. But much like the beloved Beetle, the Volkswagen Bus came to symbolize liberty and unconventionality for a whole generation of Americans.

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.

Tatra is not well known even among car enthusiasts, but they deserve a lot of recognition. Tatras were key milestones toward the automobile as we know it today. Read on to learn about this Czech automobile.

Britain's high-performance Jensen Interceptor never got much attention in the U.S., though every one of these Italian-styled tourers carried a Chrysler V-8 engine and TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Read about the 1966-1991 Jensen Interceptor.

Gerald Wiegart began planning the Vector in the early 1970s. It took him almost 10 years to get a working model on the road, with many changes between the years 1978 and 1998. Learn more about the trials and controversies of the 1978-1998 Vector.

The Simca Special was designed by Virgil Exner, Jr., son of Chrysler's legendary 1950s styling chief. His "wedge look" catapulted Chrysler from the design doldrums into its first legitimate reign as design leader. Read about the Simca Special.

The Chrysler Chronos was born of a design competition and based on a 1953 classic. It served as Chrysler's bold 1998 flagship concept and featured a smooth 350-horsepower and a 6.0-liter overhead-cam V-10. See photos and learn about this concept car.

A chance meeting between William Lyons, founder of Jaguar, and a neighbor led to the creation of a classic. Cars like the 1937 SS Jaguar 100 gave Jaguar a reputation for producing beautifully styled sports cars. Follow the Jaguar story from the start.

The 1962-1996 Buick V-6 was originally built to save money over the production cost of the V-8. The V-6 was durable and adaptable which helped this engine last longer than all other engines of this era. Learn more about the efficient 1962-1996 Buick V-6.

The arrival of the Jeep Wagoneer in the fall of 1962 was tremendously important for Jeep. In fact its arrival was a defining event for an entire class of vehicles that would spring up over the next 40 years. Check out this revolutionary vehicle.

The 1970-1990 Mercedes-Benz SL (R107) is popular with collectors because it performs well and you can still get parts. Learn more about this well-equipped car and discover the positives, negatives, production facts, specifications, engine type and more.

The 1976-1990 Lagonda was one of the world's fastest four-door sedans. Surprisingly only built at a rate of one per week discover more facts about this classic car's pluses minuses production facts specifications engine types and more.

The 1948-1985 Land-Rover Series I II III -- designed strictly as a work vehicle for rugged conditions -- was available in a range of models. Learn more about the 1948-1985 Land-Rover Series I II III, including the specifications and production facts.

The 1955-1965 Bentley S-Type offered superb luxury with high-quality construction. It was a "grille-engineered" version of the concurrent Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Learn about the 1955-1965 Bentley S-Type luxury car.

The 1955-1965 Bentley S-Type Continental was aimed at the gentleman-enthusiast who wanted style and performance. The Bentley was a continuation of the sporting special-bodied Bentleys. It had a top speed of 100-115 mph. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1965-1982 Avanti II offered sensational styling and smooth performance. This car was a affordable early on and only a bit less so through the '70s due to inflation. Learn about this classic car.

The 1934-1957 Citroen "Traction avant" features world-famous instantly recognizable "French connection" styling. The car was not fundamentally changed postwar, but it saw further improvements and 1953 "trunkback" styling. Read more about the 1934-1957 Citroen "Traction avant."

The 1955-1975 Citroen DS 19/20/21/23 was a futuristic design from the French pioneer of front-wheel drive. While it sold fairly well in Europe, the DS was never a high-volume item in the U.S. Read more about the 1955-1975 Citroen DS 19/20/21/23.

The 1946-1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban was among the more interesting early-postwar DeSoto models. This model was a favorite of livery services for hauling a great deal of luggage along with their passengers. Read about this collectible car.

The 1935-1950 Delahaye Type 135, a modern touring car, usurped Delage's place in the hearts of sporting drivers. The Delahaye was powered by a very refined truck engine and was distinguished by a variety of typical French shapes. Read about this classic car.

The 1978-1987 BMW 7-series represented BMW's first challenge to Mercedes in the German four-door luxury market. With an available stick shift this BMW took sporty to spectacular. Learn more about this collectible car.

The Ford Thunderbird is a luxurious sport vehicle built as a response to the Chevrolet Corvette. The T-Bird retained its appeal through decades of changing styles and tastes. Learn about the history of the Ford Thunderbird.

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