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We've been asked when a particular make or model will be online at Automotive Mileposts. To keep you informed of our construction plans for the site, we thought a construction schedule might be helpful. This is subject to change, and we will continue to update pages that have been published with new information and photos.
Automotive Mileposts is dedicated to classic luxury cars, and to be added to the site an automobile must meet specific criteria that sets it apart from its contemporaries.

Vintage—Being dated, old-fashioned, or of some antiquity; being or having the best of its kind

Luxury—Something enjoyed as an addition to the ordinary necessities and comforts of life

Classic—Belonging to the highest rank or class; having lasting significance or worth; refined, restrained, elegant

Vehicles Listed Below Are Arranged Chronologically First, Then Alphabetically

Phase One (Completed)
51 Years of Classics

Phase Two (Completed)
30 Years of Classics

Ford Thunderbird 1958-1976
Imperial 1960-1968
Buick Riviera 1963-1965
Oldsmobile Toronado 1966-1970
Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado 1967-1970
Continental Mark III 1969-1971
Continental Mark IV 1972-1976
Continental Mark V 1977-1979

Lincoln Continental 1966-1969
Cadillac 1967-1968
Cadillac 1969-1970
Lincoln Continental 1970-1974
Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado 1971-1978
Imperial 1974-1975
Cadillac Seville 1976-1979
Ford Thunderbird 1977-1979

Phase Three (Currently Publishing)
29 Years of Classics

Phase Four (Planning Stage)
38 Years of Classics

Ford Thunderbird 1955-1957 Online
Continental Mark II 1956-1957 (Publishing now)
Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1957-1960 (Publishing next)
Lincoln Continental 1961-1965 Online
Lincoln Continental 1964-1965 Online
Cadillac 1971-1976 Online
Lincoln Continental 1975-1979 (Researching/Planning)
Lincoln Versailles 1977-1980 Online

Lincoln 1956-1957 (Researching)
Imperial 1957-1959
Lincoln and Continental 1958-1960 (Researching)
Oldsmobile Starfire 1961-1966
Buick Riviera 1966-1970 (Researching)
Imperial 1969-1973
Buick Riviera 1971-1976
Oldsmobile Toronado 1971-1978

Phase Five

Phase Six

Packard 1951-1956
Lincoln 1952-1955
Cadillac Eldorado 1953-1958
Cadillac Eldorado Seville 1956-1960
Cadillac 1957-1958
Cadillac 1959-1960
Buick Riviera 1977-1978
Cadillac (All models) 1977-1979

Buick Roadmaster Skylark 1953
Oldsmobile Fiesta 1953
Buick Skylark 1954
Chrysler 300 1955-1971
Imperial 1955-1956
Buick Riviera 1979-1985
Cadillac Eldorado 1979-1985
Oldsmobile Toronado 1979-1985

Phase Seven

Phase Eight

Cadillac 1948-1956
Ford Mustang 1964½-1966
Ford Mustang 1967-1968
Mercury Cougar 1967-1970
Ford Mustang 1969-1970
Mercury Marauder 1969-1970
Mercury Cougar 1971-1973
Continental Mark VI 1980-1983

Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1965-1966
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1967-1968
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1969-1970
Ford Mustang 1971-1973
Mercury Cougar 1974-1979
Buick Riviera 1979-1985
Cadillac Eldorado 1979-1985
Oldsmobile Toronado 1979-1985

Models Approved

Models Under Consideration

Tucker '48 1948
Oldsmobile Starfire/Ninety-Eight 1954-1957
Chrysler New Yorker 1955-1978
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1958-1960
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1961-1962
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1963-1964
Pontiac Grand Prix 1967-1968
Pontiac Grand Prix 1969-1972
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1971-1976
Pontiac Grand Prix 1973-1977
Oldsmobile Toronado and Trofeo 1986-1989
Cadillac Allante 1987-1993
Oldsmobile Touring Sedan 1987-1990
Oldsmobile Toronado and Trofeo 1990-1992
Ford Thunderbird 2002-2005

This list includes vehicles that have been suggested by site visitors for addition to the site. Cars that have been approved but are not yet scheduled for publication are indicated in the column at left.

Buick Roadmaster 1950-1958
Buick Wildcat Sports Coupe 1962
Chevrolet Corvette 1953-1967
Chevrolet Corvette 1968-1982
Ford Crestline Skyliner 1954
Mercury Sun Valley 1954-1955
Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria/Skyliner 1955-1956
Ford Skyliner 1957-1959
Mercury Turnpike Cruiser 1957
Mercury Park Lane 1958-1966
Pontiac Grand Prix 1962-1966
Buick Electra 225/Wildcat 1963-1964
Buick Electra 225/Wildcat 1965-1966
Chevrolet Caprice 1965-1976
Ford LTD 1965-1978
Buick Electra 225/Wildcat 1967-1968
Mercury Marquis 1967-1978
Buick Electra 225.Wildcat 1969-1970
Buick Electra 225 1971-1976
Buick Estate Wagon 1971-1976
Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 1971-1976
Ford Gran Torino Elite 1974-1976
Cadillac (All models) 1980-1984
Ford Thunderbird 1980-1982
Mercury Cougar 1980-1982
Ford Thunderbird 1983-1997
Mercury Cougar 1983-1997
Buick Reatta 1988-1991

We recognize that in some instances, cars from the 1940's as well as some 1980's and 1990's models have been included on this list. In those instances, we feel their inclusion is necessary to tell the story of the American luxury car from the 1950s-1970s.

Please note: It is possible that certain years or models may be moved from one phase to another due to design, time, and/or space considerations. As new models are suggested, they will be added to this page if they meet the criteria for inclusion on Automotive Mileposts.

If you feel we have omitted a particular make, model, or year that should be included, please suggest its addition to the site by E-mailing us:

Definitions above from The Random House Dictionary and

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