You are here
Home > Featured Articles > Luxury Cars of the 20th Century

Luxury Cars of the 20th Century

Upon the invention of personal motorised transport, it was envisaged only the 1% would ever be able to afford cars. But thanks to mass production techniques, the car became available to all. Despite this, the demand for luxury vehicles still remained. To mark these incredible cars, I’ve created a list of my favourite luxury cars from each decade of the 20th century.

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


1910s – Brooke 25/30HP Swan

Brooke 25/30HP SwanLuxury 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,...


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...


1900s: Rolls-Royce 40/50 ‘Silver Ghost’
1910s: Brooke 25/30HP Swan
1920s: Bugatti Type 41 ‘Royale’
1930s: Bugatti Aérolithe
1940s: Mercedes-Benz Type 770 W150
1950s: Rolls-Royce Phantom IV
1960s: Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser
1970s: Aston Martin Lagonda
1980s: Lamborghini LM002
1990s: Bentley Azure

Leave a Reply