classic car

A vehicle that is generally considered to be one of the finest models ever built. Unlike antique cars, classic cars do not have to be extremely old. Mustangs and VW bugs built in the late 1960s are considered to be classics by many people; however, they are really milestone cars. Classic cars are defined by the Classic Car Club of America and are considered to be certain models during the years 1925-1948. They include the following built during those years:
- A.C.; Adler*
- Alfa-Romeo
- Alvis Speed 20, 25, and 4.3 litre
- Amilcar*
- Armstrong-Siddeley*
- Aston-Martin*
- Auburn
- Austro-Daimler
- Ballot*
- Bentley
- Benz*
- Blackhawk
- BMW (327, 328, 327/328, 335)
- Brewster*
- Brough Superior*
- Bucciali*
- Bugatti
- Buick (1931-32 series 90)*
- Cadillac (1925-35, all 12-cyl and 16-cyl, 1938-41 60 Special, 1936-48 all series 67, 70, 72, 75, 80, 85, 90)
- Chenard-Walcker*
- Chrysler (1926-30 Imperial 80, 1931 Imperial 8 Series CG, 1932 CG and CH, 1933 CL, 1934-6 CW)*
- Cord
- Cunningham
- Dagmar (25-70 model only)
- Daimler*
- Darracq (8-cyl. cars and 4-litre, 6-cyl. cars only)
- Delage (Model D-8, not 4-cyl.)*
- Delahaye (Series 135, 145, 165 not 4-cyl.)*
- Delaunay Belleville (6-cyl. cars only)
- Doble
- Dorris
- Duesenberg
- DuPont
- Excelsior*
- Farman*
- Fiat*
- FN*
- Franklin (All models except 1933-34 Olympic Six)
- Frazer Nash*
- Graham-Paige (Custom body only)*
- Hispano Suiza
- Horch
- Hotchkiss*
- Hudson (1929 Series L)
- Humber*
- Invicta
- Isotta-Fraschini
- Itala
- Jaguar (1946-48 2.5 Litre, 3.5 Litre Mark IV, not 4-cyl.)
- Jensen*
- Jordan (Speedway Series 'Z' only)
- Julian*
- Kissel (1925-26 all models, 1927 8-75, 1928 8-90 and 8-90 White Eagle, 1929 8-125 and 8-90 White Eagle, 1930 8-125)
- Lagonda (all except Rapier)
- Lanchester*
- Lancia*
- LaSalle (1927-1933)
- Lincoln (All L, K, KA, and KB,1941 168H, 1942 268H)
- Lincoln Continental
- Locomobile (All models 48 and 90; 1927 8-80; 1928 8-80; 1929 8-80)
- Marmon (All 16-cyl.; 1925 74; 1926 74; 1927 75; 1928 E75; 1930 Big 8; 1931 88 and Big 8)
- Maserati*
- Maybach
- McFarlan
- Mercedes*
- Mercedes-Benz (All 230 and up, and K, S, SS, SSK, SSKL, Grosser and Mannheim)*
- Mercer
- MG (1935-39 SA, 1938-39 WA)*
- Minerva (All except 4-cyl)
- Moon (Custom bodies only)*
- N.A.G.*
- Nash (1930 Twin Ignition 8, 1931 Series 900, 1932 Series 990, Advanced 8, Ambassador 8)*
- Packard (All sixes and eights 1925-34, all 12-cyl. models, 1935 Models 1200-1208, 1936 Models 1400-1408, 1937 Models 1500-1508, 1938 Models 1603-1608, 1939 Models 1703-1708, 1940 Models 1803-1808, 1941 Models 1903-1908, 1942 Models 2004-2008 plus 2023, 1946-47 Models 2106 and 2126, all Darrin-bodied)*
- Peerless (1926-28 Series 69
- 1930-31 Custom 8
- 1932 Deluxe Custom 8)
- Peugeot*
- Pierce-Arrow
- Railton*
- Raymond-Mays*
- Renault (45 HP)*
- Reo (1931-33 Royale 8-31, Royale 8-35, Royale 8-52, and Royale Custom 8 and 1934 N1, N2, and 8-52)
- ReVere
- Riley*
- Roamer (1925 8-88, 6-54e, 4-75; 1926 4-75e and 8-88; 1927; 1928; 1929 8-88; 1929 8-125; 1930 8:125)
- Rochet-Schneider*
- Rohr
- Rolls-Royce
- Ruxton
- Squire
- SS and SS Jaguar (1932-1940 except 4-cyl.)
- Stearns-Knight
- Stevens Duryea
- Steyr*
- Studebaker (1929-33 President)
- Stutz
- Sunbeam (8-cyl. and 3-litre twin-cam only)
- Talbot (all 105C and 110C)
- Talbot Lago (all 150C)
- Tatra*
- Triumph (Dolomite 8 and Gloria 6 models only)
- Vauxhall (25/70 and 30/98 only)
- Voisin
- Wills Sainte Claire
- Willys-Knight (Series 66)*.
The items marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that these models require application to be a classic car.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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