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This Is What a “Luxury Car” Looked Like 50 Years Ago

Reader's Digest Logo By Morgan Cutolo of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 5: [caption id='attachment_1071761' align='aligncenter' width='1024'] 1967 Chevrolet Corvette[/caption]

The top three models for luxury cars 50 years ago were Cadillac, Lincoln, and Mercedes, says Mark Moskowitz, an automotive journalist, and judge at the Manhattan Concours event at Brookfield Place. Other brands included Rolls Royce, Chrysler, Oldsmobile 98, Buick's luxury line, and Thunderbird. The latter three don't exist today, but new brands of luxury cars continue to come on the market, like Tesla.

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The top three models for luxury cars 50 years ago were Cadillac, Lincoln, and Mercedes, says Mark Moskowitz, an automotive journalist, and judge at the Manhattan Concours event at Brookfield Place. Other brands included Rolls Royce, Chrysler, Oldsmobile 98, Buick's luxury line, and Thunderbird. The latter three don't exist today, but new brands of luxury cars continue to come on the market, like Tesla.

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