Vintage Automobiles

I never was big into cars as a teenager, and now that I'm an old guy I'm still not. But I love going to car shows and museums to photograph vintage cars. People spend hundreds of man-hours and thousands of dollars to restore old autos, turning them into works of art. What follows is a collection of vintage auto photos that I've taken over the years. I've tried my best to correctly identify each car, but like I said I'm not a big car person. If anybody spots a mistake send me a comment and I will correct it.

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It's hard to pinpoint the exact birthday of the automobile. There were steam powered vehicles as early as the 18th century. There was a lot of tinkering with fuel sources and engine designs for most of the 19th century. I would say that Karl Benz finally got the ball rolling in 1885 by producing an auto that ran on a 4-stroke gasoline-powered internal combustion engine. The Durya brothers built the first successful American gasoline powered auto in 1893 and won the first American car race in 1895. It was off to the races after that (slight pun here).

1892 Benz

1896 Peugeot


Henry Ford started the process of moving assembly of automobiles in this decade, resulting in full assembly-line production in the next decade. He was able to produce technologically advanced vehicles at an affordable price. His first successful model was the Mode N (1907-1908) followed by the more advanced Model T.

1906 Cadillac Model H Coupe

1906 Cadillac Model M
Double Tulip Touring

1906 Ford Model N Roadster

1907 Buick Roadster

1908 Sears Autobuggy


Better cars, cheaper prices.

1910 Maxwell

1910 Hupmobile

1912 Metz

1912 Ford Model T Speedster

1913 Stanley (Steamer)

1913 Stanley (Steamer)

1913 Pierce-Arrow
Model 38C Brougham

1914 Ford Model T Runabout

1915 Chevrolet "490"

1915 Ford Model T Touring


A decade of elegant autos. The Ford Model A hits the market in 1927.

1925 Graham Bros. Black Maria

1927 Mercedes Benz

1928 Packard

1928 Ford Model A

1928 Ford Model A Pickup

1928 Ford Model A Roadster

1928 Cadillac Series 341 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

1928 Cadillac Series 341 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

1929 Ford Model A Roadster

1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan

1929 Ford Model A Coupe

1929 Packard Model 645
Deluxe Eight Roadster


Lots of advances in both technology and design.

1930 Pontiac

1930 Model J Duesenberg
LWB Cabriolet

1930 Model J Duesenberg
LWB Cabriolet

1930 Cadillac "353" Convertible Coupe

1931 Pierce-Arrow

1931 Stutz Model DV-32

1932 Rolls-Royce Shooting Brake 20/25

1932 Ford Roadster

1932 Ford Roadster

1933 Studebaker Commander

1934 Ford Deluxe Rumble Seat Roadster

1934 Ford Deluxe Rumble Seat Roadster

1934 Ford Tudor Sedan

1934 Ford Custom Coupe
"In Excess"

1934 Plymouth Coupe

1935 Ford Standard
Tudor Sedan

1935 Ford Standard
Tudor Sedan

1936 Dodge 5-Window Coupe

1936 Chevrolet Pickup

1936 Auburn Model 8-852
Supercharged Cabriolet

1936 Auburn Model 8-852
Supercharged Cabriolet

1937 Chevrolet Pickup

1937 Ford Roadster

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Convertible

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Convertible

1937 Terraplane Convertible Coupe

1937 Terraplane Convertible Coupe

1938 Chevrolet Sedan

1938? Ford

1938 Cadillac V-16 Town Sedan

1939 Pontiac Deluxe 6

1939 Packard 120 Touring Sedan

1939? Chevrolet Pickup

1939? Chevrolet Pickup

1939 Packard Super Eight
Convertible Victoria

1939 Packard Super Eight
Convertible Victoria


The war put the kibosh on the auto industry, so you only see autos from the early or late 40s.

1940 Ford Coupe

1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible

1940? Ford Woody Wagon

1941 Packard 120 Woody Wagon

1941 Willys Coup

1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe

1947 Chrysler Town & Country
2-door Convertible

1948 Ford Sedan

1949 Willys Jeepster


The decade I began to realize that automobiles were the primary means of transportation in the United States. I seem to recall Dodges or Plymouths in the garage.

1950 Packard Super Eight
Victoria Convertible Coupe

1951? Chevrolet Convertible

1951? Willys pickup

1951? Mercury

1951? Mercury Monterey

1952 Chevrolet 3100 5-window Pickup

1952 Ford F1 Pickup

1953 Plymouth Cranbrook
2-door Coupe

1953 Chevrolet C-1 Corvette

1953 Cadillac Eldorado

1953 Cunningham C-3
Continental Coupe

1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

1953 Jaguar C-type

1954 Packard Caribbean Convertible

1954 Chevy BelAir Coupe
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1954 Buick Skylark Convertible

1954 Buick Skylark Convertible

1954 Kaiser-Darrin Roadster

1954 Oldsmobile F-88
Concept Car

1954 Oldsmobile F-88
Concept Car

1955 Chevrolet
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1955? Ford F-100 Pickup

1955 Nash Metropolitan Convertible

1956 Ford F-100 Pickup

1956 Ford F-100 Good Humor Truck

1956? Ford Fairlane Victoria Hardtop

1956? Ford Sunliner Convertible

1956 Buick Century Converible

1956 DeSoto Adventurer

1957 DeDoto Firesweep

1957 Chevrolet 2-door hard top

1957 Chevrolet BelAir 2-door

1957 Chevrolet Pickup

1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Chevrolet BelAir Convertible

1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

1958 Nash Metropolitan


The decade of the muscle car and also my teens. My muscle cars were a 1954 Nash Rambler and a 1960-something Renault.

60s Jaguar E-type

1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

1964 Ford Galaxy 500

1965 Ford Mustang

1967 Ford Cobra Roadster

1967 Ford Shelby GT500

1967 Chevrolet SS427 Camaro

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
Malibu SS Z16

1968 Chevrolet Camaro

1969 Ford Shelby GT500


I spent the latter part of this decade in a Plymouth station wagon.

1970 Mercury Cougar

1970 Mercury Marquis
Station Wagon

1970? Pontiac GTO Coupe

1971 Ford Torino Cobra

1976 Plymouth Duster

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6

1970 Mustang Mach 1 428 CobraJet


Now I'm really happy driving my Ford F-150.

1980s? Checker Cab

2001 Chevrolet Corvette

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