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Classics: 2010 Woodward – Click above for high-res image gallery

There's no doubt that classic cars make up the bulk of what keeps us coming to Detroit to cover the Woodward Dream Cruise year after year. But what makes a car a classic?

That question is as debatable as ever, but for the purposes of our coverage this weekend, we're calling a classic anything built before 1964 or so. That's around the first year you could buy a Pontiac GTO – what many consider to be the first true muscle car – and the end of what we're calling our classic car era.

Yes, it's a bit arbitrary to divide all these vintage vehicles into two groups, but there's just too many for one gallery! So here's the first, our gallery of pre-1964 (or so) classics. Post-1964 (or so) muscle cars will follow, so get through the gallery below and we'll bring the muscle a little later.

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1938 Chevrolet Coupe1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird1930s Ford RoadsterUnidentifiable Rat RodCustom Hot Rod1930s Ford Hot RodCustom 1958 Chevy1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird

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