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The love and fascination that we have with cars have started since the invention of the first automobile model. Over the decades, the automobile industry has produced myriad of cars, bringing many fundamental changes – some for better and some for worse.

During this time, cars have evolved from simple mode of transportation into a more unique entity that defines who we are and how we view ourselves as a society.

Though cars are object of subjectivity, the most celebrated and remarkable cars, from open-wheeled to vintage racers to modern marvels, are often classified based on unique design, reliability, popularity, performance, etc, during their respective yeas of productions.

Some of these incredible cars are no longer in production, though, have made the cut with a unique allure that remains carved forever in everyone’s hearts.

People always seem to have their own opinions that inevitably vary and that is specially true when it comes to cars because there are numerous discussions over which cars are the most memorable and nostalgic that are truly significant in our minds.

So to end the inquisition, here is a list of 10 most distinctive, memorable, and nostalgic cars which are no more in production these days.

Disagree with our compiled list? Please feel free to add your favorites in the comments

1935 Duesenberg SJ LaGrande Dual-Cowl Phaeto

1935 Duesenberg Convertible SJ LA Grand Dual-Cowl Phaeton

1935 Duesenberg Convertible SJ LA Grand Dual-Cowl Phaeton

Created and produced by Duesenberg from 1932 to 1937, Duesenberg SJ LaGrande Dual-Cowl Phaeto was one of the most luxurious and powerful automobile of its era. Powered by a 7 L (420 cu in) supercharged engine, this luxury and mighty produces 320 hp (239 kW), a 0 to 60 mph sprint at about 8 seconds and a top speed of 135–140 mph. Remember we are talking about a car in 1930s when even the best cars of the time were not likely to reach 100 mph. The SJ LaGrande Dual-Cowl Phaeto was a rare version of Model J with only 36 units ever built.

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