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38 times small classics rocked

Classic & Sports Car Logo By David Finlay of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 39: With rare exceptions, most cars on sale today have engines with capacities of between 1.0 and 8.0 litres. In the past, the range was much wider. Before the First World War, American manufacturers Peerless and Pierce-Arrow both produced cars with engines measuring 13.5 litres. Other classic cars have been powered by motors which make the 875cc TwinAir unit in current Fiat models look simply enormous. In this feature we’re considering cars in the latter group. All of them were designed before the 21st century and had engines of less than 650cc, and we’re presenting them in descending order of capacity.

Small is mighty!

With rare exceptions, most cars on sale today have engines with capacities of between 1.0 and 8.0 litres. In the past, the range was much wider.

Before the First World War, American manufacturers Peerless and Pierce-Arrow both produced cars with engines measuring 13.5 litres. Other classic cars have been powered by motors which make the 875cc TwinAir unit in current Fiat models look simply enormous.

In this feature we’re considering cars in the latter group. All of them were designed before the 21st century and had engines of less than 650cc, and we’re presenting them in descending order of capacity.

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