Most iconic American cars, trucks, SUVs of all time
Since Henry Ford revolutionized American industry with the original Model T Ford in 1908, Americans have developed a passion for designing some of the most iconic vehicles in the world. Here are some of the most beloved and well-known American cars, trucks and SUVs ever produced.
The 1908 Model T Ford was the first car to have a steering wheel positioned on the left, and is Henry Ford's most well-known contribution to the automobile industry.
The 1931 Buick 50 Series Two Door Sedan featured a V8 engine and was a popular model during The Great Depression.
The Town & Country's original "Woody Wagon" paneling eventually gave way to a more streamlined minivan design in modern models of the classic family car.
The Willys-Overland company produced the first civilian Jeep in 1945 which was based off of the version developed for the US military in 1940.
The Tucker '48 was designed by Preston Thomas Tucker and is known as the “Car of Tomorrow.“ Only 47 of the original 51 cars remain today.
The 1957 Chrysler 300 C Convertible featured a HEMI engine and was considered the world's first muscle car, according to Chrysler.
The 1955 Chevy was the first hot rod to feature an E-Rod engine, according to General Motors.
The 1959 Cadillac El Dorado was among the most expensive models of the car ever released during its production from 1953-2002.
A 1960 Corvette cost less than $4,000 and was one of the most powerful cars of its time with 315 horsepower, according to Chevrolet.
The 1966 Shelby GT 350 is the second-generation of one of Shelby's most recognizable supercars. It was originally introduced in 1965.
In 1967 American Motors unveiled the Javelin, which it hoped would reverse the downward trend of its auto sales.
Chevy sold more than 30,00 of their '67 El Camino SS, which featured a 396 Turbojet V8 engine.
The 1970 Dodge Challenger Trans Am was designed as a street car for racing purposes and is a reminder of the classic years of American muscle cars.
The 1970 Ford Mustang featured a less aggressive look than the previous 1969 model and had a more powerful V8 engine.
The DeLorean DMC-12's futuristic design was featured prominently in the 1985 film "Back to the Future" as main character Marty McFly's time machine.
General Motors released the first Pontiac Fiero in 1984.
The first model of the Ford Taurus was released in 1986, and the nameplate remains in production today.
The 1988 Jeep Wrangler Sahara was also known as the Jeep YJ and was introduced to replace the Jeep CJ model.
Chrysler originally began using the LeBaron nameplate in 1931 and continued to release new models sporadically through 1995, when it was finally discontinued.
The Lincoln Continental was well known for being a luxury sedan during its production run from 1939-2002. This 1992 model is the 8th generation of the vehicle.
The Ford Explorer went into production in the early 1990s and remains one of the company's most popular SUVs to date.
The Hummer H1 is the civilian version of the military Humvee, and was produced from 1992-2006.
The GMC Envoy Denali was popular for its roominess and luxurious interior before General Motors stopped producing the SUV in 2009 in favor of the GMC Acadia and Terrain models.
Chrysler's PT Cruiser is no longer in production, but the car did garner attention for its retro design.
2012 Ford F-150