Veteran/Antique/Brass and Edwardian Era
  Vintage/Pre-War
   Classic Era
   Muscle Car Era
   Modern Era
   Future Cars
   1917 - 1921
   1922 - 1926
  1927 - 1930
   1931 - 1933
   1934 - 1936
   1937 - 1939
   1940 - 1942
Domestic
Import 

1927
1927 Buick Master Six1927 Buick Standard Six
1927 Cadillac 314 B Custom Line1927 Cadillac 314A
1927 Chevrolet Outlaw Sprint1927 Chevrolet Series AA
1927 Dodge Series 1281927 Duesenberg Indy Racer
1927 Duesenberg Model X1927 Duesenberg Model Y
1927 Ford Model T1927 Ford Model-T Truck
1927 Ford Modified Roadster1927 Henney Hearse
1927 Kissel 8-751927 Lincoln Model L
1927 Marmon Model E-751927 Packard 336
1927 Packard 343 Third Series Eight1927 Packard 426
1927 Packard 4331927 Packard Eight Model 533
1927 Pierce Arrow Model 361927 Pierce Arrow Model 80
1927 Studebaker Commander Big Six1927 Studebaker Model EU Standard Dictator
1927 Studebaker President Big Six1927 Stutz Model AA
1928
1928 Auburn 8-881928 Auburn Model 115
1928 Buick Master Six Series 1201928 Buick Standard Six Series 115
1928 Cadillac Series 341A1928 Chevrolet Beach Racer
1928 Chevrolet National Model AB1928 Chevrolet OGTS Barrel-Back Speedster
1928 Chevrolet One-Ton Truck1928 Chrysler Model 72
1928 Chrysler Series 621928 Chrysler Series 80
1928 Dodge Model M Victory Six1928 Ford Model A
1928 Gardner Model 8-851928 Graham-Paige Model 610
1928 Graham-Paige Model 8351928 Lincoln Model L
1928 Marmon Model 681928 Marmon Model 78
1928 Marmon Race Car1928 Nash Series 330 Special Six
1928 Oldsmobile F-281928 Packard 443 Eight
1928 Packard Boattail Speedster1928 Packard Model 526 Six
1928 Packard Model 533 Six1928 Pierce Arrow Model 36
1928 Pierce Arrow Model 811928 Plymouth Model Q
1928 Studebaker Commander1928 Studebaker Dictator
1928 Studebaker Fire Truck1928 Studebaker President
1928 Stutz Blackhawk Streamliner1928 Stutz Model BB
1929
1929 Auburn 8-1201929 Auburn 8-90
1929 Auburn Cabin Speedster1929 Auburn Model 6-80
1929 Buick Series 1161929 Buick Series 121
1929 Buick Series 1291929 Cadillac 341B
1929 Chevrolet International Model AC1929 Chrysler Imperial Series 80L
1929 Chrysler Series 651929 Chrysler Series 75
1929 Cord L-291929 Dodge Half-Ton
1929 Dodge Series DA1929 Duesenberg Model J
1929 Duesenberg Model J Chassis1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
1929 Duesenberg Model J Skiff1929 Duesenberg Model SJ
1929 Ford Hot Rod1929 Ford Mac Tools Roadster
1929 Ford Model A1929 Ford Riley Model A
1929 Ford Model A Special1929 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1929 Ford Model AA1929 Ford Miller Schofield Special
1929 Ford Sprint1929 Gardner Series 120
1929 Graham-Paige Model 6121929 Graham-Paige Model 615
1929 Graham-Paige Model 8371929 Graham-Paige Sound Train
1929 Jordan Motor Model G Speedboy1929 Kissel White Eagle Series 126
1929 Lincoln Model L1929 Marmon Speedster
1929 Nash Series 430 Special Six1929 Oakland All-American Six
1929 Oldsmobile Flying Cloud Mate1929 Packard 626
1929 Packard 6331929 Packard 640 Custom Eight
1929 Packard 645 Deluxe Eight1929 Pierce Arrow Model 125
1929 Pierce Arrow Model 1261929 Plymouth Model U
1929 Pontiac Big Six Series 6-291929 Studebaker Commander
1929 Studebaker President Eight1929 Stutz DV-24
1929 Stutz Model 6 Blackhawk1929 Stutz Model 8 Blackhawk
1929 Stutz Model M1929 Stutz Supercharged
1930
1930 American Austin Coupe1930 American Austin Roadster
1930 Auburn 8-951930 Auburn Indy Speedster
1930 Auburn Model 1251930 Auburn Model 6-85
1930 Buick Series 401930 Buick Series 60
1930 Cadillac CV Roadster1930 Cadillac Series 353
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V161930 Chevrolet Universal Series AD
1930 Chrysler Series 661930 Chrysler Series 70
1930 Chrysler Series 771930 Cord L-29
1930 Dodge DD Six1930 Dodge Series DC
1930 Duesenberg Fred Frame Special1930 Duesenberg Model J
1930 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
1930 Duesenberg Model SJ1930 Ford Model A
1930 Ford Model A Speedster1930 Ford Sprint Car Special
1930 Gardner Series 1401930 International Harvester Single-Ton Pick Up
1930 Jordan Motor Model Z1930 Lincoln Model L
1930 Marmon Big 81930 Nash Series 490
1930 Oldsmobile Model F-301930 Packard 733
1930 Packard 7341930 Packard 740 Custom Eight
1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight1930 Pierce Arrow Model A
1930 Pierce Arrow Model B1930 Pierce Arrow Model C
1930 Studebaker Dictator1930 Studebaker President
1930 Stutz Jones Special Indy Racer1930 Stutz Model M
1930 Stutz Model MB1930 Stutz SV16
1930 Viking Eight

Commonly defined as a vehicle built at the beginning of 1919 until the end of 1930, this Era was dubbed the Vintage or Prewar Car Era. The start date of the vintage period was the end of WWI, but the end date was slightly debatable, as the British are quite strict about 1930 being the cut-off while the American sources prefer the year 1925 as the cut-off since it is the pre-classic car period as defined by the Classic Car Club of America. Several enthusiasts consider the classic period as overlapping the vintage period, since the vintage designation covers all vehicles produced in the period. Even more consider the start of WWII to be the end date of the vintage period.

The automotive period was in a state of transition at the time when the Vintage Era began. Beginning as a rarity in 1919, by the 1930’s it had become some quite universal. At the end of this period, automobile production was not matched again until the 1950s. Most industrialized states had constructed nationwide road systems in the intermediate years with the result, that the ability to negotiate through unpaved roads was no longer a large concern of automotive design anymore towards the end of the period.

The front-engined vehicle came to dominate during this Vintage Era, with closed bodies and standardized controls becoming the norm for auto enthusiasts. 90% of vehicle sold in 1919 were open, and by 1929, 90% were closed.

During this period, vehicles were much more convenient and comfortable. Little luxuries like an in-car radio and heating were introduced, along with antifreeze which allowed water-cooled cars to be used year-round. A common foot pedal was introduced, along with four-wheel braking and hydraulically actuated brakes. During this era, the biggest innovation to be introduced was power steering. Near the end of the vintage era, the system of octane rating of fuel was introduced which allowed the comparison between fuels. At a rapid pace, development of the internal combustion engine continued with multi-valve and overhead cam engines produced at the high end, while the V8, V12 and even V16 engines were produced for the super-rich. Society began gravitating heavily towards the vintage cars during this era.

Examples of the Vintage Car Era included the 122 Austin 7 which was one of the most widely copied vehicles ever and served as a template for vehicles worldwide. In 1924 an example of a Vintage car was the Bugatti Type 35, which was one of the ‘most successful racing vehicles of all times, with over 1,000 victories in five years’.

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