Definition Classic Cars (e)

We use the definitions of the Irish Veteran and Vintage Car Club:

Pre-1905 Antique

1885 Benz Tri-Car (recognized as first automobile)
Car manufacturers founded between 1885 and 1904 (bold brands that still exist):
  • 1885 Benz – Laurin & Klement (later Skoda)
  • 1889 Peugeot – Daimler
  • 1890 Panhard-Levassor
  • 1894 Delahaye
  • 1895 Knight
  • 1896 Darracq –Lorraine-Dietrich
  • 1897 Präsident (Tatra)
  • 1898 Wartburg –Humber
  • 1899 Renault – Opel – Fiat
  • 1900 Chenard-Walcker – Isotta-Fraschini – Napier
  • 1901 Horch – Stoewer – Sunbeam – Wolseley – Pierce-Arrow
  • 1902 Minerva – Armstrong – Rover – Cadillac
  • 1903 Clément-Bayard – Hotchkiss – Lea-Francis – Vauxhall – Ford
  • 1904 Itala – Hispano-Suiza – Studebaker

1905-1918 Veteran

1907 Renault Race Car
Car manufacturers founded between 1905 and 1918:
  • 1905 Brasier – Rolland-Pilain – Hansa – Sunbeam – Talbot – Aerocar
  • 1906 Rolls-Royce – Jowett
  • 1908 Brennabor – Fafnir – Lloyd – Lancia – General Motors – Imperial – Page
  • 1909 Bugatti – Hupmobile
  • 1910 Audi – Alfa Romeo – Morgan
  • 1912 Amherst
  • 1913 Duesenberg
  • 1914 Maserati – Dodge – Mercury
  • 1915 Atalanta – Aston Martin
  • 1916 BMW
  • 1917 Harroun

1919-1930 Vintage

1929 Bentley Le Mans Tourer
Car manufacturers founded between 1919 and 1930:
  • 1919 Voisin – Citroën – Salmson – Alvis – Armstrong-Siddeley – Bentley – Willys Overland – Graham-Paige
  • 1920 Mazda
  • 1921 Amilcar – Ballot – Georges Irat – Rumpler – Ansaldo
  • 1922 Bucciali – Frazer-Nash – Checker
  • 1924 Skoda – Morris – Chrysler
  • 1925 Hanomag – Moretti – Invicta – MG
  • 1926 Daimler-BenzMercedes-Benz – Gutbrod – Marendaz – Swallow
  • 1927 Rosengart – Avro – Graham-Paige – LaSalle – Volvo
  • 1928 DKW – DeSoto – Plymouth
  • 1929 Michel Irat – Borgward – Alta

1931-1945 Post-Vintage

1937 Bugatti 57C
Car manufacturers founded between 1931 and 1945:
  • 1931 Datsun – Squire
  • 1932 Polski Fiat
  • 1933 Railton
  • 1934 Simca
  • 1935 Talbot-Lago – Jensen
  • 1936 Allard
  • 1937 Volkswagen – Atalanta
  • 1939 Ferrari
  • 1945 Bristol – Healey – Kaiser-Frazer

1946-… Classic

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Car manufacturers founded 1946 and after that:
  • 1946 Messerschmitt – Cisitalia – Stanguellini – Moskvitch – Pegaso – American Motors
  • 1947 Studebaker – Innocenti – O.S.C.A.
  • 1948 Iso Rivolta – Land Rover – Tucker
  • 1949 Jaguar
  • 1950 SEAT
  • 1951 Glas – Nash-Healey
  • 1952 Austin-Healey – Lotus
  • 1953 EMW
  • 1954 Facel-Vega – Alpine – Swallow-Doretti – AMC – Studebaker-Packard
  • 1955 Goggomobil – Autobianchi – Elva
  • 1956 Heinkel – Berkeley
  • 1957 Neckar – Trabant – Peerless
  • 1958 Edsel
  • 1959 Bristol-Siddeley – Gilbern – Marcos
  • 1961 Amphicar
  • 1962 Bonnet
  • 1963 ATS – Lamborghini – Bond – Gordon-Keeble
  • 1964 ASA
  • 1965 Matra
  • 1966 Bizzarini – Dacia
  • 1967 Tata