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The automobile has come a long way during the 20th century from a sturdy replacement for the horse and buggy. Some cars are a way for the wealthy to enjoy their advantage and experience comfort, speed, and performance. Others meet the needs of families and getting to work, taking vacations and enjoying Sunday drives or drive-in-movies.  No matter who the buyer was, the cars that define their respective decades have one thing in common — their legacy endures.

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1. 1910s: Oldsmobile Limited Touring

While thousands of Americans were running around in their Merry Oldsmobiles, the Curved Dash Olds, which inspired the song, the company also produced a limited number of these much larger, more elegant, and coveted touring cars. Olds, as it was called at the time, became known for cars that bridged mass-market volumes with innovative, elegant vehicles that customers loved. The Limited Touring was just the start of the company's century-long production of middle-market luxury -- and also muscle car performance, as it turned out. Set good engineers to work, and you never know what you can do.  

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