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 

1931
1931 American Austin Coupe1931 American Austin Seven
1931 Auburn 8-100A1931 Auburn Model 8-98
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A1931 Buick Series 50
1931 Buick Series 601931 Buick Series 90
1931 Cadillac 355 Eight1931 Cadillac 370A V12
1931 Cadillac 452A V-161931 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup
1931 Chevrolet AE Independence1931 Chrysler CD-8 Le Mans
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial1931 Chrysler CM Six
1931 Chrysler Series 701931 Chrysler Series CD
1931 Cord L-291931 DeVaux 6-75
1931 Duesenberg Cummins Diesel Indy Racer1931 Duesenberg Model A Alberti Special
1931 Duesenberg Model J1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
1931 Duesenberg Model SJ1931 Duesenberg Model Y Indy Racer
1931 Ford Gemsa Sprint Car1931 Ford Hot Rod
1931 Ford Model A1931 Graham-Paige Model 621
1931 Henney Roadster1931 Jordan Motor Model 90
1931 Lincoln Model K1931 Lincoln Model L
1931 Marmon Model 161931 Mercer Merrimac Prototype
1931 Nash Ambassador 8901931 Oakland Series 301
1931 Oldsmobile Model F311931 Packard Model 833 Standard Eight
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Packard Model 845
1931 Packard TwinSix FWD V12 Prototype1931 Pierce Arrow Model 41
1931 Pierce Arrow Model 421931 Pierce Arrow Model 43
1931 Plymouth Model PA1931 Rigling and Henning Wonder Bread Special
1931 Studebaker Commander Series 701931 Studebaker President Series 80
1931 Studebaker President Series 901931 Studebaker Rigling Hunt Special
1931 Studebaker Six1931 Stutz Model DV-32
1931 Stutz Model MB1931 Stutz Model SV-16
1932
1932 American Austin Coupe1932 American Austin Roadster
1932 Auburn 12-1601932 Auburn 12-160A
1932 Auburn 8-1001932 Auburn 8-100A
1932 Buick 95 Sport Phaeton1932 Buick Series 50
1932 Buick Series 601932 Buick Series 90
1932 Cadillac 355B1932 Cadillac 370B V12
1932 Cadillac 452B V161932 Chevrolet Confederate Series BA
1932 Chrysler Airflow Trifon Concept1932 Chrysler Riverside Special
1932 Chrysler Series CH1932 Chrysler Series CI
1932 Chrysler Series CL Imperial1932 Chrysler Series CP
1932 Cord E-1 Prototype1932 Duesenberg Model J
1932 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron1932 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
1932 Ford Hot Rod1932 Ford Model A Mexican Racer
1932 Ford Model BB Tow Truck1932 Ford Special Speedster
1932 Ford Turbine Roadster1932 Ford Type 18 Special
1932 Ford V-8 Model 181932 Henney Model 10
1932 Jordan Motor Model G1932 Lincoln Model KA
1932 Lincoln Model KB1932 Lucenti Special
1932 Marmon HCM V121932 Marmon Sixteen
1932 Nash Advanced Eight1932 Nash Ambassador Eight
1932 Nash Series 9801932 Oldsmobile F-32
1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight1932 Packard Model 902 Eight
1932 Packard Model 903 Deluxe Eight1932 Packard Model 904 DeLuxe Eight
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 906 Twin Six
1932 Packard Waterhouse Sport Sedan1932 Pierce Arrow Model 53
1932 Pierce Arrow Model 541932 Plymouth Series PB
1932 Pontiac 3021932 Rockne Six
1932 Snowberger Hupp Comet Indy Special1932 Studebaker Commander
1932 Studebaker Dictator1932 Studebaker Indy Racer
1932 Studebaker President1932 Studebaker Series 55
1932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz SV-16
1933
1933 American Austin Bantam1933 Auburn 12-161
1933 Auburn 8-1011933 Auburn 8-105
1933 Auburn Model 12-1651933 Buick Model 56 Sport Coupe
1933 Buick Series 501933 Cadillac 355 C Eight
1933 Cadillac 452C V161933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve
1933 Chevrolet Master Eagle1933 Chrysler CL Custom Imperial
1933 Chrysler CO Series1933 Chrysler Imperial Series CQ
1933 Continental Beacon1933 Continental Flyer
1933 Duesenberg Model J1933 Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Ford Indy Car1933 Ford Louis Special
1933 Ford Model 401933 Ford Riley Sprint Car
1933 Graham-Paige Model 57A1933 Lincoln Model KA Series 511
1933 Lincoln Model KB1933 Marmon Sixteen
1933 Nash Ambassador Twin 81933 Packard 1001 Standard Eight
1933 Packard 1002 Standard Eight1933 Packard 1004 Super Eight
1933 Packard 1005 Twelve1933 Packard 1006 Twelve
1933 Pierce Arrow Model 1236 Twelve1933 Pierce Arrow Model 1242 Twelve
1933 Pierce Arrow Model 12471933 Pierce Arrow Model 836
1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow1933 Plymouth PD DeLuxe Six
1933 Plymouth Speedster1933 Pontiac Economy Eight
1933 Rockne Model 101933 Studebaker Indy Special Racer
1933 Studebaker President Speedway1933 Stutz DV-32
1933 Stutz SV-16

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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