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What is a Classic Car?

The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) defines a Classics as: "...fine or unusual motor cars which were built between and including the years 1925 to 1948.  (Some cars built prior to 1925 that are virtually identical to a 1925 model that is recognized by the Club are currently being accepted on a "Please Apply" basis).  All of these are very special cars which are distinguished by their respective fine design, high engineering standards and superior workmanship." 

While the CCCA coined the term "Classic Car," the club's focus is quite narrow.  These days, the term Classic Car is often used more broadly to describe any older car with collector or historic interest. Other terms, such as Vintage Cars and Milestone Cars have entered the lexicon, while Classics that qualify under the CCCA definition are often called Full Classics or CCCA Classics, to avoid confusion.

Here is the CCCA's list of 1925 through 1948 Classic Cars:

  •  AC
  •  Adler (by application)
  •  Alfa Romeo
  •  Alvis (Speed 20, Speed 25, and 4.3 litre)
  •  Amilcar (by application)
  •  Armstrong-Siddeley (by application)
  •  Aston Martin (all 1927-39)
  •  Auburn (all 8 and 12 cylinder)
  •  Austro-Daimler
  •  Ballot (by application)
  •  Bentley
  •  Benz
  •  Blackhawk
  •  BMW (327, 328, 327/318 and 335)
  •  Brewster (all heart front)
  •  Brough Superior (by application)
  •  Bucciali (TAV 8, TAV 30, TAV 12 and Double Huit)
  •  Bugatti (All except Type 52)
  •  Buick (1931-42 - 90 Series)
  •  Cadillac (All 12 and 16 cylinder; All 1925-35; 1936-48 - All 63, 65, 67, 70, 72, 75, 80, 85, 90 Series; 1938-47 - 60 Special; 1940-47 - All 62 Series)
  •  Chenard-Walcker (by application)
  •  Chrysler (1926-30 - Imperial 80, 1929 Imperial L; 1931-37 - Imperial Series CG, CH, CL, and CW Newports and Thunderbolts;1934 - CX; 1935 - C-3; 1936 - C-11; 1937-48 - Custom Imperial, Crown Imperial Series C-15, C-20, C-24, C-27, C-33, C-37, C-40)
  •  Cord
  •  Cunningham (Series V6, V7, V8, V9)
  •  Dagmar (6-80)
  •  Daimler (All 8 and 12 cylinder)
  •  Darracq (8 cylinder and 4-litre 6 cylinder)
  •  Delage (model D-8)
  •  Delahaye (Series 135, 145, 165)
  •  Delaunay Belleville (6 cylinder)
  •  Doble
  •  Dorris
  •  Duesenberg
  •  du Pont
  •  Excelsior (by application)
  •  Farman
  •  Fiat (by application)
  •  FN (by application)
  •  Franklin (All models except 1933-34 Olympic)
  •  Frazer-Nash (by application)
  •  Georges Irat
  •  Graham (1930-31 - Series 137)
  •  Graham-Paige (1929-30 - Series 837)
  •  Hispano-Suiza (All French models; Spanish models T56, T56BIS, T64)
  •  Horch
  •  Hotchkiss (by application)
  •  Hudson (1929 - Series L)
  •  Humber (by application)
  •  Invicta
  •  Isotta-Fraschini
  •  Itala
  •  Jaguar (1946-48 - 2-1/2 litre, 3-1/2 litre (Mark IV))
  •  Jensen (by application)
  •  Jordan (Speedway Series Z, as well as 1929-31 Jordan 8, various model designations of G, 90 and Great Line 90)
  •  Julian
  •  Kissel (1925-26; 1927 - 8-75; 1928 - 8-90 and 8-90 White Eagle; 1929-31 8-126)
  •  Lagonda (All models except 1933-40 Rapier)
  •  Lanchester (by application)
  •  Lancia (by application)
  •  LaSalle (1927-33)
  •  Lincoln (All L, KA, KB, and K; 1941 - 168 H; 1942 - 268 H; All Lincoln Continentals)
  •  Lincoln-Continental
  •  Locomobile (''All models 48 and 90; 1927-29 - Model 8-80; 1929 - 8-88)
  •  Marmon (all 16 cylinder; 1925-26 - 74; 1927 - 75; 1928 - E75; 1930 - Big 8; 1931 - 88 and Big 8)
  •  Maserati (by application)
  •  Maybach
  •  McFarlan (TV6 and 8)
  •  Mercedes
  •  Mercedes-Benz (All 230 and up, as well as Benz models built prior to the merger, 1926-26 10/30 h.p., 16/50 h.p., and 16/50 h.p. Sport.; K., S., S.S., S.S.K., S.S.K.L.; Grosser and Mannheim)
  •  Mercer
  •  M.G (1935-39 SA; 1938-39 WA)
  •  Minerva (All except 4-cylinder)
  •  N.A.G (by application)
  •  Nash (1930 Series 490; 1931 Series 8-90; 1932 Series 9-90, Advanced 8 and Ambassador 8; 1933-34 Ambassador 8)
  •  Packard (All 12cyl; 1925-34 All 6 and 8 cyl; 1935 Models 1200-1205, 1207&1208; 1936 Models 1400-1405, 1407&1408; 1937 Models 1500-1502, 1506-1508; 1938 Models 1603-1605, 1607&1608; 1939 Models 1703/5/7/8; 1940 Models 1803-1808; 1941 Models 1903-1908; 1942 Models 2023, 2003-2008, 2055; 1946-47 Models 2103, 2106 and 2126; All Darrin-bodied)
  •  Peerless (1925 Series 67; 1926 - 1928 Series 69; 1930-1 Custom 8;1932 Deluxe Custom 8)
  •  Peugeot (by application)
  •  Pierce-Arrow
  •  Railton (by application)
  •  Raymond Mays (by application)
  •  Renault (45hp)
  •  REO (1931-4, all Royale 8-cylinder)
  •  Revere
  •  Roamer (1925 8-88, 6-54e, 4-75 and 4-85e; 1926 4-75e, 4-85e and 8-88; 1927-29 8-88; 1929-30 8-120)
  •  Rochet Schneider (by application)
  •  Rohr (by application)
  •  Rolls-Royce
  •  Ruxton
  •  Squire
  •  S.S. Jaguar (1932-40 S.S. 1, S.S. 90, SS Jaguar and SS Jaguar 100)
  •  Stearns-Knight
  •  Stevens-Duryea
  •  Steyr (by application)
  •  Studebaker (1928 - 8, FA & FB President, 1929-33 President except Model 82)
  •  Stutz
  •  Sunbeam (8 cylinder and 3 litre twin cam)
  •  Talbot (105C and 110C)
  •  Talbot-Lago (150C)
  •  Tatra (by application)
  •  Triumph (Dolomite 8 and Gloria 6)
  •  Vauxhall (25-70 and 30-98)
  •  Voisin
  •  Wills-Sainte Claire
  •  Willys-Knight (Custom bodied only, considered by application)