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.
The 1954 Kaiser-Darrin Roadster was long, low, and utterly unique in appearance, featuring a unique grille and even sliding doors. Though unique and stylish, it ultimately never sold well and only 435 units were made. Check out this classic.
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.
The 1959 Crown Imperial Limousine is incredibly rare: it's one of only seven cars built in the line. The inside was well-appointed with luxurious fabrics and leather to compliment its wood paneling. Learn more about this exclusive luxury vehicle.
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.
The '50s Clipper evolved from other Packard lines. Like its forebear the One Twenty, the 200 was a cheaper model but not a cheap car aimed at the mid-priced field. But they had two problems: performance and styling. Check out these ill-fated cars.
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.
The Nash Rambler had a unique look and appeal that matched its quality engineering and performance. It's easy to think back on the Nash Rambler only as a quaint little 1950s economy car -- frugal and slow -- but you can learn the truth in this article.
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.
The Rambler Rebel made a splash by stuffing a potent V-8 in a small car. This was done to meet the public's growing demand for horsepower in the 1950s. Check out the 1957-1960 Rambler Rebel including pictures and specifications.
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.
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.
The 1958 Chevrolet lineup, despite being relatively successful in sales, had styling that lasted only one year. Chevy started incorporating fins into the design of cars produced for the 1959 model year. Learn more about the 1958 Chevrolets.
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.
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.
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.
The 1951-1962 Mercedes-Benz Type 300 was a massive car with ''transition'' styling. Learn about the great engineering of this well-equipped Mercedes.
The 1952-1958 Mercedes-Benz Type 300S/Sc has a distinctive 1930's ''gothic'' look and is well-equipped but expensive. Learn about this pricey sedan and discover the positives and negatives of collecting.
The 1952-1954 Mercury Monterey stood out among the early 1950s Mercury cars with its beautiful styling and construction. Learn about this quality car and discover the production facts and more.
The 1955-1956 Mercury Montclair Hardtop Convertible and Phaeton had bright new styling, and current prices are still rising. Learn about these collectible autos.
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.
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.
The 1950-1954 Triumph Renown was a sporty series of British models, including a rare limousine. The Renown was known for its well-balanced styling and quality materials. Explore the features of these great collectible cars.
The last to be produced before Willys was bought by Kaiser, the1952-1954 Willys Aero-Eagle was attractive and practical but too expensive to sell well. But this car is still a good collectible today. Find out why.
The 1955 Willys Bermuda is the scarcest and most collectible model of the Willys car line. It may be appreciating slowly, but its status as the final model year makes it particularly valuable. Find out why this model makes a good collectible car.
The 1948-1957 Sunbeam-Talbot 90 was successful on the European rally circuit, and is a good choice for a British-built collectible car. The Talbot 90 was powered by a 85 horsepower inline four engine. Learn more about this classic.