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1928 Marmon

The 10 Most Interesting Cars at the 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

The gorgeous Panhard 24 BT was the final gasp of the storied French company. Panhard has roots tracing all the way back to the late nineteenth century, but in the mid-1960s, Panhard was absorbed by fellow French manufacturer Citroen. Before that happened, Panhard was able to produce the 24. The 24 featured an 848-cc flat-two engine that produced a respectable 50 hp, allowing the 24 to reach speeds close to 90 mph.

The 10 Most Interesting Cars at the 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

1952 International Harvester COE, Outstanding Antique Truck of the Year Award Winner

1952 International Harvester COE, Outstanding Antique Truck of the Year Award Winner

1951 Mercedes-Benz 170

1951 Mercedes-Benz 170

1956 Ferrari 290 MM Auction: RM Sotheby’s, New York City, 2015 Price: $28,050,000 (£18,512,896) One of only four in the world, this car has a prestigious race history having been buil for Manuel Fangio to race in the 1956 Mille Miglia and going on to be raced by Alfonso de Portago and Wolfgang von Trips.

Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1956 Ferrari 290 MM could become the most valuable RM Sotheby’s offering ever…

From Toledo, Ohio, the Willys-Knight company was known for high-quality cars and special sleeve-valve engines. The sleeve-valve engine was known for its smoothness and quiet nature, but eventually fell out of favor for more robust and powerful traditional engines as the industry moved forward. This particular Willys-Knight is a 66A, denoting the 1929 roadster packs an inline-six engine under the hood.

The 10 Most Interesting Cars at the 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

Collectible Classic: 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero. What was and what might have been.

Collectible Classic: 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero. What was and what might have been.

1939 Packard One Twenty Cabriolet. This is one of the most important Packard models in the company's long and storied history, as this marked what many to believe as the decline in Packard’s hold as the premier luxury manufacturer in the 1930s. Packard had made a name for itself as the maker of extremely well-built and reliable luxury cars, catering to the wealthy, famous, and powerful.

The 10 Most Interesting Cars at the 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

In the early days of NASCAR in the 1950s, the Hudson Hornet was the king. With a high-compression inline-six engine, the Hornet dominated the oval. An advanced unibody design with heavy-duty suspension gave the Hornet a superb chassis set-up and allowed the coupe to achieve relatively high speeds for extended periods of time.

The 10 Most Interesting Cars at the 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

Despite the name, this Continental Mark II is not a Lincoln product. The Continental Mark II was Ford’s effort to rival the top luxury marquees from Europe, and was positioned as a halo brand above the already-luxurious Lincoln. Each Continental was built to an exacting degree, with beautiful appointments and paintwork that were far beyond its field of competitors from the U.S.

The 10 Most Interesting Cars at the 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

Some of us consider this the Bizarro Class and it’s always fun. Like this 1974 Fascination, which is one of five built by Paul M. Lewis. Powered by a four-cylinder engine, it has two wheels in front and two in back. Fascinating, right?

Some of us consider this the Bizarro Class and it’s always fun. Like this 1974 Fascination, which is one of five built by Paul M. Powered by a four-cylinder engine, it has two wheels in front and two in back. Fascinating, right?

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