Other 1940s Classic Car Manufacturers
The Jaguar Mark IV, the Nash Ambassador Suburban and the Lincoln Continental Coupe are among highlights in the Other 1940s models section. See photos and read histories of these unsung models.
1940 Cadillac Custom Convertible
1942 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe Fleetline
1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Roadster
1946 Chrysler Town & Country Hardtop
1941 Dodge Custom Town Sedan
1949-1951 Ford Mercury Woody
1941-1948 Ford Super DeLuxe
1944 Ford GPW
1947 Kaiser Special
1940 Mercury Club Coupe
1940 Mercury Town Sedan
1949 Oldsmobile 76 Station Wagon
1940 Oldsmobile Series 90 Custom Cruiser Sedan
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Touring Sedan
1940 Packard Darrin One-Eighty Victoria Convertible
1940 Packard One Twenty
1948 Pontiac Streamliner Eight DeLuxe Station Wagon
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.
The 1946-1986 Jeep CJ, originally designed for military use, is truly an all-American vehicle. With the possible exception of the Volkswagen Beetle, the Jeep CJ has the most recognized shape in the automotive world. Learn about this American classic.
The 1947-1948 Isotta Fraschini 8C Monterosa provided a last glimpse at glory from what had been one of the world's top automakers before the market for its luxurious products dried up in the early 1930s. See the history and photos of this stunning classic.
The Lincoln Continental has one of the most revered automotive designs of all time. From the moment it appeared it turned heads and made people eager to part with lots of money just to own one. Learn about the 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet.
A 1946 Volkswagen sedan was a rare sight even in Germany; it's rarer today in the United States. Although a prototype was created before World War II, the design was put on hold until after the war. Check out pictures of the 1946 Volkswagen sedan.
Buick had a record year in 1940, thanks partly to the 1940 Buick Special Convertible Sedan. The company turned out thousands of those cars and set the stage for even better results the next year. Learn about the 1940 Buick Special Convertible Sedan.
The 1949 Lincoln Convertible Coupe came in three body styles: coupe four-door sedan and convertible. Many design elements were borrowed from the Mercury line of cars, which is Lincoln's sister division in the Ford Company. See the 1949 Lincoln Convertible Coupe.
The 1949 Plymouth "woodie" wagon sold worse than the Suburban station wagon even though it got a head start in sales. The higher maintenance of the wood-bodied design was part of the reason why this model sold so poorly. See the 1949 Plymouth wagon.