J. Walter Christie was a true pioneer in the development of front wheel drive. This photo is of one of his earliest endeavors, a racer built about 1904.
The second photos is of a 1931 Cord. The Cord is, perhaps, the most famous of the early front wheel drive American automobiles. In addition to its unique drive train configuration these cars were styling sensations that have endured the test of time.
The Miller racing specials inspired a small number of one off front wheel drive street cars. This example is even more unusual as it is four wheel drive.

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