1950s Classic Cars

The 1950s was exciting era for car manufacturers. America’s post-war designs became sleeker and models like the Ferrari gained popularity overseas. Learn about models from Bentleys and Rolls Royce to the 1950s Jeep models.

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The 1955-1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria was the crowning gem of the bright two-tone and chrome era. One of the most imaginative cars of an imaginative decade, it took off for the heavens in looks -- but never in sales. Learn about this iconic car.

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The 1958 Ford Del Rio sold only 12,687 units, making it a rare collectible today. It was originally introduced to compete with similar models from Chevrolet during a brief hey-day for two-door wagons. Read more about the Del Rio in this article.

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The 1956 Chevrolet One-Fifty was built for speed. With the first of the famous "Duntov" cams, dual four-barrel carbs, lightweight valves and larger intake and exhaust ports, it was good for 225 bhp at 5200 rpm. Check out this no-frills speedster.

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The 1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten Townsman station wagon is often overlooked but has much to offer to collectors. This car featured power steering AM radio and an engine capable of producing 283 bhp. Find out more about this collectible car.

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The 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 featured a redesigned exterior that strayed from popular designs of the time. Higher bumpers, a jet-intake grille, and a revised roof made this car appealing to the eye of many buyers. Check out the 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88.

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The 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Special Coupe was a limited production car with an inspired design. It managed to break free from the reality of manufacturing capabilities and production economics. Read about the 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Special Coupe.

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Studebaker had its best years with the Commander and Champion in 1950 and 1951. The styling was intended to be the new look for cars. It failed to start a new trend, but sales remained high. Learn about the bullet-nose Studebakers and see their specifications.

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The 1956 Pegaso Z-102 Panoramica coupe is a Spanish sports car with a rare body type. The car featured a V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor that produced a staggering 270 horsepower. Learn more about this custom Pegaso and see a picture of it.

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The 1950 Mercury offered plenty of customized features inside and out from the roof coverings to the seats. The color-coordinated seats and special trim matched the exterior theme of the car. Check out the beautiful 1950 Mercury.

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The 1950-1959 Cadillacs reflected the prosperity and ambition of the era. Cadillacs of the 1950s were finned, chromed, and loaded with features inspired by the jet age.

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