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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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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.


1953-1956 Jeep

1953-1956 Jeep

Kaiser-Frazer purchased Willys-Overland in 1953, and the Jeep went with it. Learn more about Jeeps from the mid- to late-1950s with photographs. See more »

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900

The 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 was part of a mass-produced series to boost Alfa's market. Find a profile and pictures of the 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900. See more »

1959 Plymouth Sport Fury

1959 Plymouth Sport Fury

The 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury was the limited-edition model atop the Plymouth lineup. Check out the 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury, including pictures. See more »

1950, 1951, 1952 Pontiac Catalina

1950, 1951, 1952 Pontiac Catalina

The 1950-1952 Pontiac Catalina was part of GM's early efforts at pillarless hardtops. Check out the 1950-1952 Pontiac Catalina and see pictures. See more »

1952-1953 Allstate

1952-1953 Allstate

The 1952-1953 Allstate was Sears's ill-fated entry into the automotive market, though it was built by Kaiser-Frazer. Read about the 1952-1953 Allstate. See more »

1953, 1954, 1955 Edwards America

1953, 1954, 1955 Edwards America

The 1953-1955 Edwards America was the brainchild of automaker Sterling H. Edwards. See pictures and a profile of the 1953-1955 Edwards America. See more »

1950 Frazer Manhattan Convertible

1950 Frazer Manhattan Convertible

The 1950 Kaiser Manhattan convertible was the first convertible of the postwar era. See pictures and a profile of the 1950 Kaiser Manhattan convertible. See more »

1955, 1956, 1957 Gaylord

1955, 1956, 1957 Gaylord

The 1955-1957 Gaylord was a luxury vehicle designed by the heirs to the bobby-pin fortune. See pictures and a profile of the 1955-1957 Gaylord. See more »

1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Coupe

1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Coupe

The 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Coupe came from a collaboration between Abarth and Fiat. See photos of the sporty 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Coupe. See more »

1954-1964 Facel Vega

1954-1964 Facel Vega

The 1954-1964 Facel Vega combined French luxury with American hemi power. Read about this collectible hybrid created by Jean Daninos and Facel S.A. See more »