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 

1937
1937 American Bantam Pickup Truck1937 Buick Series 40
1937 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster1937 Buick Shafer 8
1937 Cadillac Series 601937 Cadillac Series 70
1937 Cadillac Series 751937 Cadillac Series 85
1937 Cadillac Series 90 V161937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Series GA
1937 Chevrolet Series GC1937 Chevrolet Suburban
1937 Chrysler Airflow Series C-171937 Chrysler C-16 Royal
1937 Chrysler Imperial Series C-141937 Chrysler Imperial Series C-15
1937 Cord 8101937 Cord 812
1937 Dodge Model MC Half-Ton1937 Dodge Series D5
1937 Dodge Westchester Suburban1937 Duesenberg Model J
1937 Ford Half-Ton1937 Ford Model 78
1937 Ford Model 78 Darrin1937 Ford Model 79
1937 Ford Sprint Car1937 Graham-Paige Series 116
1937 Kurtis Tommy Lee Special1937 Lincoln Model K
1937 Lincoln Zephyr1937 Oldsmobile L-37 Eight
1937 Packard 115-C Six1937 Packard 120
1937 Packard 120CD1937 Packard 1500 Super Eight
1937 Packard 1501 Super Eight1937 Packard 1502 Super Eight
1937 Packard 1507 Twelve1937 Packard 1508 Twelve
1937 Pierce Arrow Model 17021937 Pierce Arrow Model 1703
1937 Plymouth P4 DeLuxe Series1937 Plymouth Series PT-50
1937 Pontiac Deluxe Eight1937 Pontiac Deluxe Series 26 Six
1937 Rena Phaeton1937 Studebaker Dictator
1937 Studebaker J5 Express1937 Studebaker President
1938
1938 American Bantam Series 601938 Buick Series 40 Special
1938 Buick Series 60 Century1938 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster
1938 Buick Series 90 Limited1938 Buick Y-Job Concept
1938 Cadillac Series 601938 Cadillac Series 75
1938 Cadillac Series 901938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Series HA
1938 Chevrolet Master Series HB1938 Chrysler C-19
1938 Chrysler Custom Imperial1938 Cord 814 Prototype
1938 Ford DeLuxe Model 81A Eight1938 Ford Model 82A
1938 Ford Model 851938 Ford Sprint Racer
1938 Graham-Paige Model 971938 Lincoln Model K
1938 Lincoln Series 86H Zephyr1938 Marchese Championship Racer
1938 Nash LaFayette1938 Oldsmobile Series F
1938 Oldsmobile Series L1938 Packard 1601 Eight
1938 Packard 1604 Super Eight1938 Packard 1605 Super Eight
1938 Packard 1607 Twelve1938 Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Packard Formal Town Car Art-Carved Hearse1938 Packard Super Eight
1938 Pierce Arrow Model 1801 81938 Studebaker Coupe Express
1938 Studebaker President1938 Studebaker State Commander
1939
1939 American Bantam Model 601939 American Bantam Station Wagon Woodie
1939 Buick 40 Special1939 Buick Century
1939 Buick Estate Wagon1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster
1939 Buick Series 90 Limited1939 Cadillac Series 75
1939 Cadillac Series 901939 Chevrolet Business Coupe Modified Stock
1939 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Series JA1939 Chrysler Custom Imperial
1939 Chrysler Royal Windsor1939 Crosley Convertible Coupe
1939 Ford Coupe Standard NASCAR1939 Ford DeLuxe V8 Model 91A
1939 Ford Half-Ton1939 Ford Special Roadster
1939 Ford Sprint Car1939 Graham-Paige Model 107
1939 Graham-Paige Model 961939 Graham-Paige Model 97 Supercharged
1939 Lincoln Continental Prototype1939 Lincoln Model K
1939 Lincoln Zephyr Series 96H1939 Mercury Series 99A
1939 Mercury Sprint1939 Nash Lafayette Series 3910
1939 Packard 1201939 Packard 1700 Six
1939 Packard 1703 Super Eight1939 Packard 1705 Super Eight
1939 Packard 1707 Twelve1939 Packard 1708 Twelve
1939 Plymouth Coupe Racer1939 Plymouth P8 Deluxe Line
1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Series 261939 Pontiac Series 25 Quality 115 Six
1939 Pontiac Series 25 Quality Six1939 Studebaker Champion

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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