Detroit has long been recognized as the heart of the U.S. auto industry, quickly being nicknamed the “Motor City.” The first car to be produced using this method was the Ford Model-T. In the following years, the quality and quantity of cars being made in Detroit became so popular that having the city’s name attached to the car was enough to generate a successful market. Some of the cars that boasted this title were: the Detroit-Dearborn, the Detroit-Oxford, the Wolverine Detroit, and the Briggs Detroiter. “Detroit” had become synonymous with the automobile.

So, what came next?

Here’s a selection of over 700 cars designed and manufactured from the heart of the Motor City.

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