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1900s – Rolls-Royce 40/50 ‘Silver Ghost’

Rolls-Royce 40/50 ‘Silver Ghost’ – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Despite often being referred to as the Silver Ghost, Rolls-Royce’s sixth production car was never officially named the Silver Ghost, but instead the 40/50, denoting the cars horsepower. Silver Ghost signifies a specific 40/50, clothed in Barker coachwork originally

1910s – Brooke 25/30HP Swan

Brooke 25/30HP Swan – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century As far as eccentric cars go, the Brooke 25/30HP Swan is one of the quirkiest. The brainchild of Scotsman, Robert Mathewson, the one-off Swan’s amazingly detailed, beautiful wooden bodywork was hand sculpted and placed upon a Brooke chassis. Upholstered in gorgeous

1920s – Bugatti Type 41 ‘Royale’

Bugatti Type 41 ‘Royale’ – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century When Ettore Bugatti announced he was going to build the most luxurious car the world had ever seen, the world’s wealthy paid attention. Commonly referred to as the ‘Royale’ due to its intended customer base, the Type 41 is said

1930s – Bugatti Aérolithe

Bugatti Aérolithe – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Very few cars are shrouded in as much mystery as the Bugatti Aerolithe. First presented at the 1935 Paris Motor Show, the Aérolithe was the precursor to the famed Type 57 Atlantic, devised by Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean Bugatti. After the cars

1940s – Mercedes-Benz Type 770 W150

Mercedes-Benz Type 770 W150 - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century The Mercedes-Benz Type 770 is likely the most imposing, menacing and sinister car the world will ever know. Originally built in 1930, the original W07 was revised and replaced with the W150, or Series II in late 1938, the

1950s – Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

Rolls-Royce Phantom IV - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Built specifically to order, the Rolls Royce Phantom IV, like to the Bugatti Royale, was designed and built exclusively for the royalty, fitting Rolls Royce’s “Royalty and Heads of State only” policy. The Phantom IV was originally planned as a one-off,

1960s – Mercedes-Benz 600

Mercedes-Benz 600 - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Upon its release in 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 600 instantly became the car of choice for the rich and famous, finding ownership with John Lennon, Coco Chanel, Jack Nicholson, Hugh Hefner and Elvis Presley. The 600, often referred to as the Grosser, is

1970s – Aston Martin Lagonda

Aston Martin Lagonda - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Debuting at the 1976 London Motor Show, the Aston Martin Lagonda was the companies attempt to quell financial pressures after passing through several owners during the early 70’s. The Lagonda ultimately succeeded, despite only 645 being produced over 11 years. Featuring

1980s – Lamborghini LM002

Lamborghini LM002 - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Prior to the Lamborghini LM002’s 1986 debut, the idea of a large off-road vehicle offering sumptuous luxury was almost completely unknown. The LM002 pioneered the concept of a luxury 4x4, leading the way for performance car makers such as Porsche to produce

1990s – Bentley Azure MK I

Bentley Azure Mk1

Bentley Azure MK I - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Originally debuting at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley produced just 251 Azure’s over its 8-year life, and only 9 in its first year of production. The reason for the glacial production speed lies in its astounding attention to detail