Other 1950s Classic Car Manufacturers

The 1955 Willys Bermuda and the 1951 Frazer Standard are among the interesting and perhaps under-appreciated cars of the '50s. Learn more about these unsung classics.

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1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre

The 1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litres were luxury hand-built autos aimed at the wealthy. Learn about this first post-war, eye-catching classic car whose engine was the same as used in Aston Martin DB2 and DB2/4.


1953-1956 Jeep

The early 1950s were strange times in the U.S. auto industry. The industry had hit a sales slump, and the Korean War was forcing new rationing policies for steel and rubber. Learn how Willys-Overland and Kaiser-Frazer weathered the 1950s slump.

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900

The 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 was one of the mass-produced sedans developed by Alfa Romeo to survive in the postwar European market. The 1900 was recognized as one of the most beautiful cars at the time. Learn more about this fine European classic.

1959 Plymouth Sport Fury

The Fury began as a speedy, limited-edition 1956 hardtop, and continued as such for the next two years. Though never a big seller, it cast a performance image over the entire Plymouth line with obvious sales implications. Learn more and see pictures.

1950, 1951, 1952 Pontiac Catalina

Anyone born after 1960 may find this hard to believe, but there was a time when hardtops like the 1950-1952 Pontiac Catalina were quite exotic. They also stood as elegant symbols of Pontiac's postwar turn toward a more luxurious car. Read more.

1952-1953 Allstate

The 1952-1953 Allstate was an odd car that is remembered today (if it's remembered at all) for being Sears, Roebuck & Company's misguided attempt at entering the auto market. Get the story behind the Allstate and get specs for this odd classic.

1953, 1954, 1955 Edwards America

Sterling H. Edwards was a dreamer in San Francisco who envisioned an exclusive, low-production personal-luxury car -- what would become the 1953-1955 Edwards America. Learn why only six were built, get specs and see pictures of this classic car.

1950 Frazer Manhattan Convertible

The 1950 Frazer Manhattan convertible was the most luxurious model of the company. However, it wasn't easy to build, fraught with design expense and multiple engineering hurdles. See the successes, challenges and specs of this classic convertible.

1955, 1956, 1957 Gaylord

The Gaylord was designed by two brothers whose father was the inventor of the bobby However, their goal in building the ultimate production sports car fell short. Learn why only four cars were built and get more specifications of this classic sports car.

1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Coupe

The 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Coupe resulted from a collaboration between Abarth and Fiat. It's estimated that at least 600 were made with a price tag of $3,460. Read more about the classic Fiat Abarth 750.

1954-1964 Facel Vega

The 1954-1964 Facel Vega is a handsome, haute couture collectible coveted for its rarity. It featured American power and French bodywork making it one of history's most memorable hybrids. Learn more about this classic sports car.