Veteran/Antique/Brass and Edwardian Era
   Vintage/Pre-War
  Classic Era
   Muscle Car Era
   Modern Era
   Future Cars
  1945 - 1949
   1950 - 1954
   1955 - 1959
   1960 - 1964
   1965 - 1970
Domestic
Import 

1946
1946 Buick 76C Roadmaster1946 Buick Series 50 Super
1946 Cadillac Series 60 Special Fleetwood1946 Cadillac Series 62
1946 Chevrolet Series DJ1946 Chevrolet Series DK
1946 Chrysler Town & Country1946 Ford Deluxe Series
1946 Ford Super Deluxe1946 Lincoln Continental
1946 Mercury Series 69M1946 Nash Ambassador Series 60
1946 Packard Clipper Deluxe Eight1946 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight
1947
1947 Buick Roadmaster Series 701947 Buick Super Series 50
1947 Cadillac Series 60 Special Fleetwood1947 Cadillac Series 62
1947 Cadillac Series 751947 Chevrolet Fleetline 2100 EK
1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster1947 Chevrolet Series 3100
1947 Chevrolet Stylemaster Series 1500 EJ1947 Chrysler New Yorker
1947 Chrysler Town and Country1947 Chrysler Windsor
1947 Crosley Crosmobile1947 Crosley Model CC
1947 Dodge Power Wagon1947 Ford Super Deluxe
1947 Kurtis Omohundro Comet Custom1947 Lincoln Continental
1947 Mercury Panel Truck1947 Mercury Series 79M
1947 Nash Ambassador1947 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
1947 Oldsmobile Special Sixty Series1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight
1947 Packard Super Deluxe Clipper Eight1947 Plymouth Series P-15
1947 Pontiac Streamliner1947 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe
1947 Studebaker Commander
1948
1948 Buick Series 50 Super
1948 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster1948 Cadillac Saoutchik Series 62
1948 Cadillac Series 60 Special1948 Cadillac Series 62
1948 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood1948 Chevrolet Fleetline
1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster1948 Chevrolet Panel Truck Street Rod
1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster1948 Chrysler New Yorker
1948 Chrysler Town and Country1948 Chrysler Windsor
1948 Crosley Model CC1948 Diamond T Model 201
1948 Dodge Custom Series1948 Ford 89A Deluxe
1948 Ford Super Deluxe V81948 GMC FC152 Pickup
1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental1948 Mercury Series 89M
1948 Nash 6001948 Nash Ambassador
1948 Oldsmobile Sixty Series1948 Packard Custom Eight
1948 Packard Standard Eight1948 Packard Super Eight
1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe1948 Pontiac Silver Streak
1948 Pontiac Streamliner Series1948 Pontiac Torpedo
1948 Studebaker Commander1948 Studebaker M Series
1949
1949 Buick Series 50 Super1949 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster
1949 Cadillac Series 60 Special1949 Cadillac Series 62
1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coachcraft Coupe1949 Cadillac Series 75
1949 Chevrolet 3100 GP1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Series 2100 GK
1949 Chevrolet GK Styleline DeLuxe1949 Chevrolet Special Series 1500 GJ
1949 Chrysler Royal Series1949 Chrysler Town & Country
1949 Crosley Hot Shot1949 Crosley Series CD
1949 Crosley Station Wagon1949 Dodge Coronet
1949 Dodge Half-Ton Pickup1949 Dodge Meadowbrook
1949 Dodge Wayfarer1949 Ford Custom Series
1949 Ford F-11949 GMC Model 100
1949 Kaiser Virginian1949 Kurtis Kraft Sport
1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan1949 Mercury Series 9CM
1949 Mercury Series 9CM Sam Barris Custom1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88
1949 Oldsmobile Series 761949 Packard Custom Eight
1949 Packard Eight Series1949 Packard Super Eight
1949 Plymouth Deluxe Series P181949 Plymouth Special Deluxe
1949 Pontiac Chieftain1949 Studebaker Champion Regal Deluxe

While men were away fighting in World War II, the auto industry suffered. Once they returned, men and machines were once again available and technology was at ‘an all time high’. The Classic Car Era is designated as the period that cars and trucks were built between 1960 and 1972. At this time in the economy, pollution control, safety regulations and economy were not even a factor in automobile production issues. Many factors were hitting the American economy, including the Communist threat in Cuba, the Cold War, Vietnam and civil rights. American automakers tried to catch up to foreign automakers and their new breed of compact vehicles, by dropping their trademark fins.

Gas-guzzlers of old were now being replaced by more efficient, more compact vehicles that were mirrored after the new imports. Typically, a Classic vehicle was dubbed a 'Full Classic' or just plain 'Classics', usually a high-priced when new and built in very limited quantities. Others features that defined a classic included custom coachwork, luxury accoutrements, engine displacement, power clutch, power brakes, and 'one-shot' or automatic lubrication systems.

Claiming to have invented the term Classic car, the Classic Car Club of America believes they have the true definition of the term; 'a fine or distinctive automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1925 through 1948'. Usually built in very limited quantities, a Classic tended to be high-priced when new.

Generally considered to be vehicles that were produced before 1970, the Classic Car Era was typically used to describe older cars.


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