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Landaulet -is a four door sedan with the back seat convertible. The top over the back sear is fabric and it folds back.



Limousine (Limo)-is a chauffeur driven car with a long wheel base in which the passengers sit in the rear and are separated from the driver by a glass panel that lowers into the bulkhead behind the front seats. In the classic era and later, the rear compartment had luxurious features with controls for hearing, radio, and opening & closing the glass partition.


Phaeton-an open top car with four seats. This term was often used instead of Baquet. In the 1930s, this term was used the same as convertible in the U.S. See touring car.

Roadster  (Rdstr)-is a two-door open type body style often confused with the convertible coupe. It typically has one seat for two or three people, a luggage compartment in the rear deck, weatherproof fabric top that may be folded (but not into a storage well), had side curtains rather than roll-up windows and the windshield usually folded down.

Sport Roadster-in addition to being a roadster, it has a provision for a rumble seat in the rear deck, along with a golf locker for storage.

Sedan-is a closed body type with four doors (but sometimes two and possibly three or five with a hatchback), four or six windows and seating for four or more passengers. 

Four-Door Sedan- is a closed car with four doors. In England these cars are called a saloon.

Two-Door Sedan (or coach) - is a car with two doors but seats five.


Spider - the European term used to describe a Roadster. A spider is a small, powerful car that is not derived from a sedan.

Station Wagon - a utility car built of wood, typically with four doors.



Suburban - a seven passenger limousine

Targa - an open-topped car that comes with a hard top. The hard top is often in two pieces that fit together.

Torpedo - (Fr) an very smooth touring car without horizontal moldings

Touring - is a coach building term for a vintage open car with two or four doors and seating at least four passengers. Weather proofing varied from virtually none to a fold up top complete with side curtains. Generally it did not have roll up windows. This was the standard body style before World War I. This is also called a phaeton.


Town Car - is a car that is designed to be driven by a chauffeur and only by a chauffeur. The car has a front seat like a limousine, but the front seat generally has a fabric top that can be removed. These cars are also called sedanca de villes, broughams, and chauffeur killers.

Town Cabriolet - a town car in which the covered rear section converts to an open car

Tudor Sedan - Ford's term for a two door

Vis a Vis - used to describe very early cars, pre 1900, where two rows of passengers sat facing each other face to face.

Woody - a motor vehicle incorporating natural wood for structure and all exposed parts of the body. The term has been loosely applied to any car which used wood on the exterior.