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Personal Luxury Cars 101

Personal Luxury Cars 101

'64 Buick RivieraCaught between a luxury car and a sport sedan, the personal luxury car was a favorite in the post-war era. The personal luxury car is typically a two-door sedan loaded with gadgets and goodies. It’s less expensive than the luxury cars typically made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, and Bentley. Most of the personal luxury cars were made by American car manufacturers, although the luxurious Lincolns and Cadillacs were considered luxury cars.

A Fitting Farewell: The Studebaker Avanti

The Studebaker Corporation has been long defunct, but it was indeed a major force in American automaking for a long time. The company started making electric cars in 1902, and by 1904 they were producing gasoline powered models. From those early days of the automotive industry in the United States through the advent of the Great Depression, Studebaker was one of the major manufacturers of quality motor vehicles in the country.