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

1934 American Austin Coupe1934 American Austin Pickup
1934 Auburn 1250 Twelve1934 Auburn 652X Standard
1934 Auburn 8-50Y1934 Auburn Model 652Y Custom
1934 Buick Model 901934 Buick Series 40
1934 Buick Series 501934 Buick Series 60
1934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac Model 355-D
1934 Cadillac Model 370-D Twelve1934 Chevrolet Coupe E85
1934 Chevrolet Master DA1934 Chevrolet Series DB Master
1934 Chevrolet Standard Series DC1934 Chrysler Airflow Series CU
1934 Chrysler Imperial Airflow Series CV1934 Diamond T 406
1934 Dodge Series DR Deluxe1934 Dodge Series KC
1934 Duesenberg Model J1934 Duesenberg Model SJ
1934 Ford Brewster1934 Ford Hot Rod
1934 Ford Indy Bohnalite Special1934 Ford Luxus Custom
1934 Ford Model 401934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe
1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster1934 Graham-Paige Model 68 Standard Six
1934 Lincoln Model KA Series 5211934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271
1934 Oldsmobile Series F1934 Oldsmobile Series L
1934 Packard 1100 Eight1934 Packard 1101
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight1934 Packard 1105 Super Eight
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve1934 Packard 1107 Twelve
1934 Packard 1108 Twelve1934 Packard Twelve
1934 Pierce Arrow 1240A Twelve1934 Pierce Arrow Arrowline 836A
1934 Pierce Arrow Model 1248 Custom Twelve1934 Pierce Arrow Model 1250A
1934 Pierce Arrow Model 836A1934 Pierce Arrow Model 840A
1934 Plymouth PE Deluxe1934 Rex Mays Gilmore Special
1934 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser1934 Stutz Model SV-16
1935 Auburn 8511935 Auburn Model 653
1935 Buick Series 401935 Buick Series 50
1935 Buick Series 601935 Buick Series 90
1935 Cadillac Model 3551935 Cadillac Model 370-D Series 40
1935 Cadillac Model 452-D Series 601935 Chevrolet Series EC
1935 Chevrolet Series ED1935 Chrysler Airflow Imperial Series C-2
1935 Chrysler Airstream C-61935 Chrysler Airstream Series CZ
1935 Chrysler C-1 Airflow1935 Chrysler Custom Imerial Airlow Series CW
1935 Dodge Model DU1935 Duesenberg Model J
1935 Duesenberg Model JN1935 Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Special Mormon Meteor1935 Duesenberg Model SJN
1935 Duesenberg Model SSJ1935 Ford Hot Rod
1935 Ford Indy Continuation Racer1935 Ford Model 48 Eight
1935 Ford Model 48 German Special1935 Ford Model CX
1935 Ford Pickup1935 Ford Reuter V8 Special
1935 Lincoln Model K1935 Nash 3580 Ambassador Eight
1935 Packard 1201 Eight1935 Packard 1203 Super Eight
1935 Packard 1204 Super Eight1935 Packard Twelve
1935 Pierce Arrow 1245 Twelve1935 Pierce Arrow 845
1935 Pierce Arrow Model 8401935 Posies Aeroliner
1935 Shaw Indy Special1935 Studebaker Commander
1935 Studebaker Model 2A Dictator Phaeton1935 Studebaker President
1936 Auburn 6541936 Auburn 852
1936 Buick Boat Tail Racer1936 Buick Century Series 60
1936 Buick Series 40 Special1936 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster
1936 Cadillac Series 601936 Cadillac Series 70
1936 Cadillac Series 801936 Cadillac Series 85
1936 Cadillac Series 901936 Chevrolet Maseter Deluxe
1936 Chrysler Airflow1936 Chrysler Custom Imperial Airflow C11
1936 Chrysler Imperial Airflow C101936 Cord 810
1936 Cord Experimental1936 Duesenberg Model J
1936 Duesenberg Model JN1936 Duesenberg Model SJ
1936 Duesenberg Model SJN1936 Duesenberg Twelve Cylinder Prototype
1936 Elgin Piston Pin1936 Ford Aerocoupe
1936 Ford Hot Rod1936 Ford Model 68
1936 Graham-Paige Supercharged1936 Lincoln Model K Series 300
1936 Lincoln Zephyr1936 Nash Ambassador
1936 Oldsmobile Series F1936 Oldsmobile Series L
1936 Packard 1400 Eight1936 Packard Model 120
1936 Packard Model 1401 Eight1936 Packard Model 1402 Eight
1936 Packard Model 1404 Super Eight1936 Packard Model 1405 Super Eight
1936 Packard Model 14061936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
1936 Packard Model 14081936 Packard Twelve
1936 Pierce Arrow Deluxe 81936 Pierce Arrow Salon Twelve
1936 Pierce Arrow Town Car Prototype1936 Plymouth P2
1936 Pontiac Deluxe1936 Pontiac Master Six
1936 Terraplane Express Cab Truck

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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