What is an Approved Classic car?

CCCA Approved Classics

 

 

 

(Borrowed from the CCCA website)

 

The Classic Car Club of America defines a Classic as a “Fine” or “Distinctive” automobile, American or foreign built, produced between 1915 and 1948. Generally, a Classic was high-priced when new and was built in limited quantities. Other factors, including engine displacement, custom coachwork and luxury accessories, such as power brakes, power clutch, and “one-shot” or automatic lubrication systems, help determine whether a car is considered to be a Classic.

Only certain models of the following vehicles built during 1915 through 1948 are recognized as CCCA Classics: Be sure to check on the list of recognized cars to see if all models of a particular marque are accepted as Full Classic® cars.

* Cars prior to 1925 are currently under review.

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A.C.
All 1925-1940

Adler
1928-1934 Standard 8

Alfa Romeo*
All

Alvis
Speed 20, 3 1/2 litre,
Speed 25 and 4.3 litre

Amilcar
Application Considered

Apperson
1925-1926 Straightaway Eight

Armstrong-Siddeley
1924-1933 Model 30;
1933-1939 Special

Aston-Martin
All 1927-1939

Auburn
All 8- and 12-cylinder

Austro-Daimler*
All

Ballot
2LS, 2LT, 2LTS, RH,
RH2 AND RH3

Bentley
All 1919-1948

Benz
1925-1926, 10/30, 11/40,

16/50,16/50 Sport

Biddle
All 1915-1922

Blackhawk
All

B.M.W.
327, 328, 327/8 and 335

Brewster
All 1915-1925 and 1934-1936

Brough Superior
All 1934-1939

Bucciali
TAV 8, TAV 30,
TAV 12 and Double Huit

Bugatti
All except types 52 and 68

Buick
All 1931-1942 Series 90;
All 1931-1933 and
1936-1939 Series 80;
1940 Series 80 Limited

Cadillac
1915-1935; All 12 and 16;
1936-1948 -63, 65, 67,

70, 72, 75, 80, 85, 90;
1938-1947 -60 Special;
1940-1947 -62 Series

Chadwick
All 1915-1916

Chrysler
1926 through 1932 Imperial and Series 80, Includes Series CG, CH, CL;
1932-1939 Custom Imperial Series - CL, CX, CW, C-3, C-11, C-15, C-20, C-24;
1934-1937 Airflow Imperial Eight models CV, C2, C10, C17;
1940-1948 Crown Imperial - Includes Series C-27, C-30N, C-33, C-37, C-40;
Newports and Thunderbolts;
All 1941-1948 Town & Country

Cole
1916-1925 All 8-cylinder

Cord
All

Corinthian
All 1922-1923

Cunningham
All V Series from 1916

Dagmar
1922-1926, 6-70 and Series 6-80

Daimler
All 8- and 12-cylinder, 6-cylinder, 3-1/2 Litre and larger, 1925-1934

Daniels
All 1916-1924;
8–1920-1926 Model D

Darracq
See Talbot

 

 

 


Delage
1924-1926 GL and GLS Models, Model D-8

Delahaye
Series 135, 145, 148, 165

Delaunay Belleville
6-cylinder

Doble
All

Duesenberg
All

duPont
All 1919-1931

Elcar
1925-1933, 8-80, 8-81, 8-90, 8-91, 8-92, 120, 130 and 140

Excelsior
1919-1926 Adex Models, 1925-1932 Albert 1 (Premier Models)

Farman
All 1925-1931

Fiat
1923-1927 Model 519;
1928-1931 Model 525;
1938-1940 Model 2800, Except Military Vehicles

Fox
All 1921-1923

Franklin*
All models except 1933-1934 Olympic; Pre-1925 please apply

Gardner
1925-1926 Line 8;
1925-1926 Model 8A;
1926-1927 Model 8B;
1927 Model 890;
1927 Model 90;
1928 Models 8-85, 8-90;
1928 Model 130;
1928-1929 Models 85, 95;
1929 Models 125-135;
1930 Models 145,150;
1930-1931 Model 150;
1931 Models 148-158

Georges Irat
1922-1929 2 Litre & 3 Litre; 1930-1934 Lycoming 6- and 8-cylinder, Except military Vehicles

Graham-Paige/Graham
1928-1929 Series 835, 837;
1930 Series 837;
1930 – All Custom 8;
1931 – Custom 8 834

HAL
All 1916-1918

Heine-Velox
All 1921-1922

Hispano-Suiza
H6 from 1919; All French models; Spanish models T56, T56BIS, T64

Horch*     
All

Hotchkiss
1929-1940 All 3 & 3-1/2 Litre, AM80, AM80S, 620, 680, 686 Paris-Nice, 686 Grand Sport

Hudson
1929-Series L

Humber
1930 Pullman model 6

Hupmobile
1930-1932, Series H and H-255, U and U237

Invicta*
All through 1938

Isotta-Fraschini
All from 1919 except Tipo 8C Monterosa

Itala *
All

Jaguar
1946-1948 - 2-1/2 litre,
3-1/2 litre (Mark IV)

Jensen
All 1936-1939 except 2 1/4 Litre


Jordan
1929-1931 Models G, 90, Great Line 90, and Speed Way Series Z

Julian
All

Kissel
All 6- and 12-cylinder cars
1915-1924;
1923-1928 6-55;
1925-1927 8-75;
1928 8-90 and 8-90 White Eagle;
1929-1930 8-95 White Eagle;
1929-1931 8-126

Kleiber
1926 Model 212;
1927 Model 178;
1928 Model 133;
1929 Model 37

Lafayette  
All 1921-1924

Lagonda
All models through 1940 except 1934-1940 Rapier, Two Post-War V-12

Lanchester
1919-1931 Models 21, 23, 30 and 40

Lancia
Dilambda and Astura, 1928-1939

LaSalle
All 1927 through 1933

Leach
All 1920-1923

Lincoln
L, from 1920 KA, KB, and K, 1941 168 H and 1942 268 H

Lincoln Continental    
All

Locomobile
All 1915-1924;
All left hand drive models 48 and all model 90;
1927-1929 Model 8-80;
1929 Model 8-88

Lozier
All 1915-1916

Marmon
All Model 41, 48, and 34
1915-1924;
All 12- & 16-cylinder, 1925-1926 D-74, 1927 E-75, 1928 75, 1930 Big 8, 1931 88 and Big 8

Maserati   
Application Considered

Maybach*   
All

McFarlan
All 1915-1924, TV6 and 8

Mercedes*  
All

Mercedes-Benz
All 230 and up,
K, S, SS, SSK, SSKL,
Grosser and Mannheim

Mercer     
All

M.G.
1935-1939 SA, 1938-1939 WA

Miller
1928 & 1932

Minerva
All except 4-cylinder

Nash
1930 Series 490;
1931 Series 890;
1932 Series 990 and 1090;
1933 Series 1190;
1934 Series 1290;
1940 Sakhnoffsky Special Cabriolet

National   
All 1916-1919

Owen Magnetic    
All 1915-1921

Packard
All 1915-1924 except Model 116;
All 6-cylinder 226-233, 326-333, 426-433, 526-533;
All 8-cylinder 1923-1934;
All 12-cylinder 1932-1939;
1935 Models 1200 through 1205, 1207 and 1208;
1936 Models 1400 through 1405, 1407 and 1408;
1937 Models 1500 through 1502 and 1506 through 1508; 1938 Models 1603 through 1605, 1607 and 1608;
1939 Models 1703, 1705, 1707, and 1708;
1940 Models 1803-1808;
1941 Models 1903-1908;
1942 Models 2003-2008;
1946-1947 Models 2103, 2106 and 2126;
All Darrin-bodied


Paige
All 6-55, 6-66 1916-1927

Pathfinder 
All 1916-1917

Peerless
1925 Series 67;
1926-1928 Series 69;
1929 Series 8-125;
1930-1931 Custom 8;
1932 Deluxe Custom 8

Pierce-Arrow
All 1915-1924; 1921 Series 32;
1922 and up Series 33;
All from 1925

Railton    
Application Considered

Renault
45 HP (40CV) to 1928, 40 hp (41CV) Reinastella, Reinasport, 1929-1934, 8-cylinder Nervahuit, Nervastella, Nervasport (Suprastella)
Reo
1931-1934, Royale 8-cylinder

ReVere     
All 1918-1926

Richelieu  
All 1922-1923

Roamer
All Rochester-Duesenberg 4-cylinder;
1925 6-54E;
1925-1929 8-88;
1929-1931 8-125

Rohr
1928-1935 R, RA, F and FK

Rolls-Royce
All 1915-1948

Ruxton
All

Squire*
All

S.S. and SS Jaguar
1932-1940 S.S. 1, S.S. 90, SS Jaguar and SS Jaguar 100

Simplex (and those also known as Simplex-Crane)
All 1915-1924    

Stearns Knight   
All 6- and 8-cylinder
1915-1924

Stevens Duryea   
All 1915-1927

Steyr
1923-1929 Type VI Sport, VI Klausen, SS Klausen and Austria

Studebaker
1928 8-cylinder President;
1929-1933 President except Model 82

Stutz
All except 1915 HCS

Sunbeam
8-cylinder and 3 litre twin cam

Talbot
(GB) 105 and 110;
(F), Darracq (GB),
Talbot-Lago (F) – 8-cylinder 1930-1935;
4 Litre 6-cylinder 1936-1939;
4-1/2 Litre 1946-1948

Tatra
1927-1948 Models T70, T70A, T80, T77, T77A and T87 with prewar styling

Templar    
All 1915-1924

Triumph
Dolomite 8 and Gloria 6

Vauxhall
25-70 and 30-98

Voisin*
All

Wasp
All 1919-1924

Wills Sainte Claire
All

Willys-Knight
Series 66, 66A, 66B Custom bodied only (Considered by application)

Winton     
All 1915-1924


 

  ( Borrowed from the CCCA website


BREAKING NEWS

CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA EXPANDS LIST OF APPROVED CLASSICS BACK TO 1915
Posted March 11, 2015

The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) membership has approved a proposal that dramatically changes the date of the earliest automobiles accepted for Full Classic status.

PackardThe club will now recognize a select group of cars back as far as 1915. The change was announced during the club’s recent annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

Previously the club recognized select automobiles built between 1925 and 1948, although some pre-1925 automobiles were accepted if they were virtually the same as their 1925 counterparts. Some marques that have been considered Classics for years – Packard, Cadillac, Pierce-Arrow, Locomobile and Rolls-Royce among them – will now have their years of acceptance extended back to 1915. Other marques, Duesenberg and Lincoln, for example, will be accepted back to their beginnings, in 1919 and 1921, respectively.

A significant change will be the acceptance of marques that did not survive until 1925. Examples cited by the club’s classification committee in making its proposal include the Daniels, Lafayette and Winton. All were high-end luxury automobiles and all ceased production in 1924. 

Chris Bock, current chairman of the club’s classification committee, noted that the process of evaluating which cars from the 1915 to 1924 era would be accepted will be an ongoing exercise. 

LaFayetteIn addition to those noted above, other marques that will likely be considered by the committee include the 1916-24 Mercer, 1922-24 Richelieu and 1917-24 Templar. In some instances the committee will be reviewing specific models produced by a marque prior to 1924 such as the 1921-24 Paige 6-66 and 6-70 and the larger series cars produced by Haynes between 1919 and 1924.

There were a number of cars that did not offer a virtually identical successor in 1925 and thus were not eligible under the former bylaws. Examples include Kissel, Stutz, duPont, Cole, Doble and Marmon.

Current CCCA President David Johnson stated, “I am delighted that the membership has approved this change to the starting year of the Classic Club of America. It connects our Full Classic® automobiles with the true beginning of the coach built era and will bring scores of remarkable automobiles into our registry.”

David Schultz, CCCA immediate past president and chairman of the club’s classification committee when the effort to recognize these cars began, stated, “The addition of 1915-24 motorcars is a long overdue correction to the roster of CCCA Full Classics. These motorcars embody all of the qualities of what CCCA defines as a Classic – ‘fine design, high engineering standards and superior workmanship.’  The heyday of the coach built era extended from the mid-‘teens through the early Thirties, as many of the top coach building companies were closing.

“Hopefully, we’ll see some of these grand motorcars at CCCA Grand Classics and other CCCA events, where they will be recognized for what they’ve always been – the first, great Classics.”

“I find the expansion of the Club's definition of the Class Era back to 1915 a logical move as it brings many more cars from the magical ‘Coachbuilt Era’ into our ranks,” said  Bock. “Our two most populous marques, Packard and Cadillac, both made major mechanical changes in 1915, greatly supporting the choice of that year.

“As the mechanical aspects of quality cars grew in refinement more attention was turned to style and elegance. Manufacturers of luxury cars sought acceptance through both mechanical excellence and passenger comfort in our Classic Era.” 
           
As noted, the classification committee will continue to discuss the merits of pre-1925 automobiles that should be recognized as Full Classis®.  Individuals who wish to comment may contact Chris Bock, classification committee chairman, care of the club’s offices: P. O. Box 346160, Chicago, IL 60634.

For more information contact Vicki Zeiger:
VZEIGER@COX.NET or(858)756-9444





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