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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1955-1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari

By 1955, Pontiac tried to change its dull-but-dependable image with the 1955-1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari. What better way to do it than with a "dream car"? Read about the 1955-1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari, GM's attempt at a fancy, sporty wagon.

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  • 1945-1952 Jeep: Willys Postwar Jeep

    1945-1952 Jeep: Willys Postwar Jeep

    Even before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into the thick of World War II, the jeep's service with the Allied forces was making it almost legendary. Learn about jeep design and roles the jeep filled after World War II. See more »

  • 1945-1959 Volkswagen Beetle

    1945-1959 Volkswagen Beetle

    The 1945-1959 Volkswagen Beetle rose to worldwide popularity after the disaster of World War II. It gained acceptance in America for its build quality, low price, fuel efficiency, and reliability. Learn the story of the mid-century Volkswagen Beetle. See more »

  • 1949-1953 Triumph Mayflower

    1949-1953 Triumph Mayflower

    The 1949-1953 Triumph Mayflower is a cute and tiny model with a surprisingly spacious interior, but it amuses many collectors. Find out why and learn about some of the design quirks of this interesting and unique model. See more »

  • 1950 Frazer Manhattan Convertible

    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. See more »

  • 1950, 1951, 1952 Pontiac Catalina

    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. See more »

  • 1950-1957 Jaguar Mark VII/VIIM

    1950-1957 Jaguar Mark VII/VIIM

    The 1950-1957 Jaguar Mark VII/VIIM united the Mark V framework with the XK twin cam six. See pictures and discover more about the graceful 1950-1957 Jaguar Mark VII/VIIM. See more »

  • 1950-1964 Rover P4 Series

    1950-1964 Rover P4 Series

    Charming but dowdy, the 1950-1964 Rover P4 Series was one of postwar Britain's best known and frequently driven cars. In fact, there are still a few on the road today. Learn what makes this car's construction so appealing. See more »

  • 1951 General Motors LeSabre

    1951 General Motors LeSabre

    The 1951 General Motors LeSabre not only showcased Earl's latest thinking about the look of cars, but it served as a symbol of his -- and GM's -- place in the auto industry. Check out the 1951 General Motors LeSabre and its jet-aircraft design cues. See more »

  • 1951-1954 Muntz Jet

    1951-1954 Muntz Jet

    The first Muntz Jet automobile was quick, capable, cushy, and a full seven years ahead of the first four-seat Thunderbird. Read about America's first performance luxury car -- the 1951-1954 Muntz Jet -- and the irrepressible "Madman" who made it. See more »

  • 1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe & Spyder

    1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe & Spyder

    The 1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe and Spyder was styled by Pinin Farina, the same man who also designed cars for Ferrari. Learn more about the 1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe and Spyder. See more »

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