A Quick History of the Automobile

Pre 1880’s
THE WORLD WITHOUT CARS
People travel by walked, rode a horse, tippy bicycle or steam-powered locomotive

1880’s
THE CAR IS BORN
Karl Benz built & patented the 1st proper automobile in 1886. The three wheeled
patent-motor wagon Inventors would experience with vehicles with diesel, electric & steam.

1900’s
CARS FOR THE MASSES
Beginning of the 20th century, the automobile landscape has changed around
the world. Ransom Olds and Henry Ford made the Oldsmobile Model T car.

1920’s
CARS FOR THE RICH AND WEALTHY
In the Pre-War era, cars became ordinary for the rich. Cadillac, Bugatti and
Duesenberg were their car.

1940’s
MORE CARS FOR THE MASSES
After the Post-War era, cars flourished with great designs
Volkswagen Beetle gave a high impact and influenced the new generations
Beetle made small cars relevant in America and without it, there would be no Corolla, Civic and no Focus.

1960’s
MUSCLE CAR MANIA
1960’s brought with it ever more powerful cars with one mission: go faster!
Ford Mustang is known for the bestselling car others than Camaro, Barracuda, E-Type and 911.

1970’s
THE MINIVAN WERE INVENTED
The new safety and missions’ coincided with global oil shortages.

1980’s
THE SUV TAKES OVER THE SUBURBS
Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee were invented. These top sellers that forever changed the idea what a family car could be

2000’s
TRUCKS TAKE THE LEAD
Trucks also became an alternative to the car Ford F-150 posted its best ever year in
2004 with nearly a million sales.

2001
GO GREEN CARS
Greener vehicles were gaining fans due to gas prices Toyota Prius became the
first hybrid car in 2001.

THE FUTURE
CARS OF THE FUTURE
Battery-powered electric car are now a mass-market reality Nissan Leaf and Tesla models is the example of these car.

How to identify the Classic, Antique and Vintage cars?
Classic cars are vehicles roughly 30 to 49 years old. Maintenance and repair restrictions are made upon such cars as in to ensure that the car is considered classic. What makes classic cars stand apart from antique cars is that classic cars have to be stylish yet have a look similar to the original car without a bunch of alteration and modification.
Antique cars are vehicles above the age of 50,right up to those made after 1930. The car has to be well maintained and in running condition in order to be considered an antique car.
Vintage cars are cars made between the years of 1919 and 1930. Vintage cars can be modified and that will not make the car put off its category.

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