Other 1950s Classic Car Manufacturers
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.
1950, 1951, 1952 Buick Roadmaster
1958 Buick Limited Classic Car
1956 Buick Special Riviera Coupe
1959 Cadillac Cyclone
1953-1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
1950, 1951, 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air
1959-1960 Chevrolet El Camino
1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 Chrysler Imperial
1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 Chrysler New Yorker
1957, 1958, 1959 Chrysler New Yorker
1955-1956 Dodge D-500
1955 Dodge Royal Sierra Custom Station Wagon
1957 Dodge Coronet Texan
Why the Ford Edsel Failed
Was the Ford Edsel really that much of a failure?
1958 Edsel Bermuda
1959 Ford Galaxie
1957-1959 Ford Styling
1957-1959 Ford Ranchero
1954-1955 Hudson Italia
1951, 1952, 1953 Kaiser Traveler
1954 Mercury Sun Valley
1949-1951 Nash Airflyte
1950 Oldsmobile Series 76
1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88
1955-1956 Packard Patrician/Four Hundred/Executive
1958-1960 Rambler American
1950-1951 Studebaker Commander
1956-1961 Studebaker Hawk
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.
The 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 was one of the mass-produced sedans developed by Alfa Romeo to survive in the postwar European market. The 1900 was recognized as one of the most beautiful cars at the time. Learn more about this fine European classic.
The Fury began as a speedy, limited-edition 1956 hardtop, and continued as such for the next two years. Though never a big seller, it cast a performance image over the entire Plymouth line with obvious sales implications. Learn more and see pictures.
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.
The 1952-1953 Allstate was an odd car that is remembered today (if it's remembered at all) for being Sears, Roebuck & Company's misguided attempt at entering the auto market. Get the story behind the Allstate and get specs for this odd classic.
Sterling H. Edwards was a dreamer in San Francisco who envisioned an exclusive, low-production personal-luxury car -- what would become the 1953-1955 Edwards America. Learn why only six were built, get specs and see pictures of this classic car.
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.
The Gaylord was designed by two brothers whose father was the inventor of the bobby However, their goal in building the ultimate production sports car fell short. Learn why only four cars were built and get more specifications of this classic sports car.
The 1957-1987 Pontiac Bonneville had its roots in the famous race course of the same name. The initial 1957 Pontiac Bonneville didn't make money, but it was only intended to be an image builder. Find out how the Bonneville transformed Pontiac's image.
Italy's design maestro, Pinin Farina, changed the shape of automotive design while drumming up new business for his expanding carrozzeria. Read the story of the show car, the 1955 Lancia Florida, that touched off a worldwide styling revolution.
The two-seat 1954-1962 Metropolitan made inroads in the U.S. car market despite its size. For millions of people a second car was no longer a luxury but a necessity, making the Metropolitan a candidate for success. Read about the 1954-1962 Metropolitan.
The 1951-1958 Plymouth Belvedere was a low-cost hardtop to compete with Ford and Chevy. The first Belvedere was a two-door hardtop arriving a year behind Chevrolet's Bel Air. See pictures and learn about the 1951-1958 Plymouth Belvedere.
Since their inception in France in 1889, Peugeot automobiles -- like the 1957 Peugeot 203C Four-Door Sedan -- have fanned out around the globe. Read about the 1957 Peugeot 203C Four-Door Sedan, Peugeot's first new design after World War II.
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.