Austin A40 1952
Austin A40 1952
A completely new Austin A40 with the features you asked for , new improved hydraulic brakes , gear shift on the steering column , full air conditioning and new distinctive body styling
Prices From $1,895


Austin Healey 3000 1959
Austin Healey 3000 1959
The popular 3000 sports roadster



1953 Austin A30
1953 Austin A30
The new 4 door Austin A30 Sedan
Prices From $1,495


1958 Austin A55
1958 Austin A55
Cambridge A55 get all the best new ideas all in one car
UK Price 685 pounds cash


Austin Healey 1958
Austin Healey 1958
Powerful twin Carb, 102 HP, Hydraulic Brakes, 4 speed synchromesh transmission 2 occasional rear seats



Buick 1955
1955 Buick Special
The 1955 Buick Special pure thrill backed by highest V8 horsepower in Buick History
Prices From $2,263



1956 Buick
1956 Buick
Roomy Rugged construction with new power and performance



Buick Lesabre 1958
 Buick Lesabre 1958
Safety Plate glass, Electric Windshield Wipers, easy power steering and automatic heat and air control
Prices From $1,495


Buick Electra 1959
Buick Electra 1959
Named as best looking car of the year with the latest greatest engine and every conceivable extra


Buick 1952
 Buick special 4 door sedan 1952
Buick special 4 door sedan with luxury and beauty and a redesigned front end for an even cleaner look



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Buick Super 1950
Buick 1950 Super
Prices From $2,139



1951 ----- All Buicks get restyled front end
1955 ----- Tri Tone Paint option offered
1957 ----- All Models have restyle
1959 ----- Buicks sport Delta Wing canted fins

Cadillac 1957
Cadillac 1957
With air conditioning power steering and adjustable seating for the best in comfort and styling


Cadillac Convertible 1959
Cadillac Convertible 1959
Tailfins the ultimate car with tailfins produced by Cadillac with the chrome to go with it and a 325 Horsepower engine and power anything and everything

Prices From $5,400



Cadillac 1956
 Cadillac 1956  Elderado Seville
With 2 new models Sedan De Ville and Elderado Seville


1952 Cadillac
1952 Cadillac
With new 190HP engine and new hydra-matic drive. and the best in power steering


1953 Cadillac
1953 Coupe Deville
1953 Coupe Deville with latest styling and the new 210HP engine with all the refinements you would expect from a Cadillac and now a 12volt electrical system


1950 Cadillac
Cadillac Series 62 Ragtop
Prices From $3,654
Cadillac Series 62 Ragtop with leather interior as standard


1950 --- All Cadillacs get 1 piece windshield
1952 ----- All cars fitted with dual exhaust outlets tips in rear bumpers
Chevrolet Corvette 1954
Chevrolet Corvette 1954
The only American made open top sports car


Chevrolet Skyline 1952
Chevrolet Skyline 1952
Striking in Performance and appearance



1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
Lasting Good Looks you will always be glad you bought a Chevrolet Power brakes for easier stops new automatic window and seat controls,


1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Longer Lower Silhouette giving a low slung appearance


Chevrolet 1958
 Chevrolet Impala 1958
Impala Sports Coupe with our new more powerful engine


Chevrolet 1959
Chevy Impala Hardtop 1959
Chevy Impala Hardtop Edition with improved brakes and suspension


Chevrolet Corvette 1955
Chevrolet Corvette 1955
The new Corvette with V8 power


1957 ----- New Fuel injected Corvette manages 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds
1958 ----- The new designed Corvette proves to be a selling success
Chrysler Imperial 1957
 Chrysler Imperial 1957
Imperial New feel new look luxury automobile


Chrysler New Yorker 1950
 Chrysler New Yorker 1950
The Finest car in the fine car field the New Yorker



Chrysler New Yorker 1958
Chrysler New Yorker 1958
The most magnificent chrysler ever built with power steering dual headlights V8 engine and the most comfortable ride ever The car of your life for the time of your life


1953 Chrysler
 1953 Chrysler
Americas First family of fine cars now you can drive highway fashion


Chrysler Saratoga 1951
 Chrysler Saratoga 1951
Saratoga with 180HP engine 125 inch wheelbase power steering in this 6 passenger sedan


1950 --- Ignition Key Starter switches replace former pushbuttons
1951 ----- The complicated Hemi V8 engine is the most powerful engine on sale
1957 ----- V8's engines gain in power and Horsepower
1958 ----- Automatic speed control offered on Chrysler
1959 ----- Chrysler Windsor Sedans top selling model

Desoto 1952
Desoto 52 Fire Dome Eight
Desoto 52 Fire Dome Eight 4 door sedan with power steering power brakes and no shift driving


Desoto 1955
 Desoto 1955
The car with power you can boss around a V8 that does all you ask and more and wherever you go people will just admire your car



Desoto 1956
 Desoto Station Wagon
Desoto Station Wagon for the ladies with automatic power steering and room for all the children and shopping and power and style


1951 Desoto
1951 Desoto
Desoto completely restyled and option of more powerful engine


Desoto 1958
Desoto Firesweep Convertible
Desoto Firesweep Convertible with our new more powerful V8 engine


Dodge 1957
 Dodge 1957 custom Royal Sedan

The new custom Royal Sedan the family car that has taken on the sports car look with swept wing rear fenders 310 HP V8 engine


1959 Dodge
1959 Dodge
Swivel Seats and Jet Age styling set this car apart



1958 Dodge Pickup
 1958 Dodge Pickup
Easy shift V8 right for your job D100 carry up to 1,585 lbs


Dodge Wayfarer 1950
Dodge Wayfarer 1950
Wayfarer 3 passenger Coupe
Priced From $1,611


1953 Dodge
 1953 Dodge
The action car for action Americans styled for action engineered for action a power packed beauty


1952 Dodge Diplomat Hardtop
1952 Dodge   Diplomat Hardtop
Prices From $2,602


Dodge 1954
 Dodge Royal V8 1954

Dodge Royal V8 Convertible and Royal V8 Saloon


Dodge 1951 Dashboard

Easy to read dials and controls close and easy to use


1955 Ford Fairlane
1955 Ford Fairlane
Ford new power , beauty, and economy
From $1,960


New 1952 Ford
Ford 1952 120HP V8
1952 120HP V8 wider longer lower and stronger and the best value for any car available full circle visibility and new coach bodies



Ford Trucks 1953
Ford Trucks 1953
Tough trucks for working jobs


Ford 1956
Ford Fairlane 1956
Wayfarer 3 passenger Coupe
Priced From $1,611


1950 Ford
  Ford Crestliner 1950
Ford Crestliner the most exiting car of the year now available in two tone color


Ford T-Bird 1957
 Ford T-Bird 1957
Prices From $3,151


1958 Ford Pickup
 1958 Ford	 F100  Pickup
Ford F100 Pickup with dual headlights


British Ford Zephyr 1958
 British Ford Zephyr 1958
The Ford Zephyr Saloon


British Ford Popular 1959
British Ford Popular 1959
The Ford Popular Saloon


British Ford Anglia 105E 1959
 British Ford Anglia 105E 1959


British Ford Anglia Deluxe 1958
British Ford Anglia Deluxe 1958
The Ford Anglia Deluxe now available in the USA and 35 MPG on standard gas
Prices From $1,698


1950 --- Gas filler is hidden behind fender flap
1952 ----- All Models are restyled for the year the only manufacturer to do so
1955 ----- 3 main series offered Mainline, Customline and Fairlane Ford Thunderbird goes on sale
1956 ----- Ford cars fitted with seat belts
Hillman Husky 1955
Hillman Husky 1955


Hillman Minx 1959
Hillman Minx 1959
The New Hillman Minx now available in Chicago



Hillman Minx 1950
 Hillman Minx 1950
New Deluxe 3 way convertible and the 4 door sedan mark V
Prices From $1,645 to $1,890


Hillman California 1955
Hillman California 1955
new styling new cushion tyres and 14.4 BHP engine


Hudson Hornet 1954
Hudson Hornet 1954
Hudson Hornet winner of more stock car events than all other makes combined


The 1952 Hudson Wasp
1952 Hudson Wasp
Hardtop styling and hydra-matic drive



Hudson Jet 1953
Hudson Jet 1953
The Compact jet enough room for 6 with 202-cid six cylinder engine 104HP and hydra-matic drive as an option
Prices From $1,858


1950 --- All Hudsons employ a fluid cushioned clutch
Jaguar Sports Coupe 1952
Jaguar XK120  Sports Coupe 1952


Jaguar XK 120 1952
Jaguar XK 120 1952
132 MPH Double Overhead Cam Engines developing 130 HP , with fantastic road holding ability with torsion bar suspension and wire wheels and dual exhausts



Jaguar XK150 1958
Jaguar XK150 1958
with 4 wheel disc brakes 1 piece windscreen borg warner transmission and twin SU carbs


Lincoln 1953
Lincoln 1953
Now with Power Seats and Power Brakes with 205 HP


Lincoln Capri 1952
 Lincoln Capri 1952
with new lines and superb performance from 160 HP engine



The new Lincoln for 1955
 Lincoln   1955
New Turbo Drive high Torque High Output V8 engine


The New Continental for 56
 1956 Lincoln Continental
with 4 wheel disc brakes 1 piece windscreen borg warner transmission and twin SU carbs


1959 Lincoln
 1959 Lincoln
Classic design with clean long low sweeping lines


1952 ----- 4 way power seats available on Lincoln's
Mercury Monterey 1954
 Mercury Monterey 1954
Monterey 2 door hardtop


Mercury 1952
 Mercury 1952


Mercury 1959
Mercury 1959
Longer and roomier with lowered hood real luxury at an affordable price


1956 ----- Mercury cars fitted with seat belts
MGA 1956
MGA 1956
The Fastest Safest MG ever engineered powerful new engine and body styling the ultimate in sports cars from England


MGA 1958
MG A 1958
As sparkling in design as performance a sports car with inbuilt quality and craftsmanship


MG Magnette 1958
 MG Magnette 1958
Lively performance and comfortable family driving with sports car agility and sports car acceleration


Nash Rambler 1958
Nash Rambler 1958
4 door custom cross country rambler with big car room and comfort


The New Nash Rambler Convertible 1951
Nash Rambler Convertible 1951
As sparkling in design as performance a sports car with inbuilt quality and craftsmanship


Nash Airflyte 1953
 Nash Airflyte 1953
with power steering, power windows, and power brakes
Prices From $2,145


Nash Rambler's for 1957 Economy 6, Rebel V8 and Ambassadore V8
Nash Rambler's for 1957




Nash Rambler 1955
Nash Rambler 1955
Modern Styling refinements and improved front and rear suspension
Prices From $1,550


1958 Nash Metropolitan
1958 Nash Metropolitan
The Metropolitan foreign small car with sports car flavor
Prices From $1,626


Nash Metropolitan 1954
Nash Metropolitan 1954
Hardtop Coupe $1,445 and Convertible at $1,469
Completely new kind of car with up to 40 MPG and spare tire on the back


1950 --- Aerodynamic drag rating is the best in the industry
1951 ----- Nash Healey Sports car is joint venture between Austin Healey and Nash
1952 Oldsmobile
 1952 Oldsmobile Rocket
Surging sweeping power in this new 160HP Rocket with a quadrijet Carburetor


1951 Oldsmobile
 1951 Oldsmobile   holiday hardtop
Prices From $2,558
A super deluxe holiday hardtop coupe


Oldsmobile 1955
 Oldsmobile Super 88
The Breathtaking Super 88 with Panoramic Windshield and the 185 HP Rocket Engine


The Oldsmobile 98 1956
 The Oldsmobile 98 1956
The new 98 so much power so much luxury think about buying the new Olds


Oldsmobile 1958
Oldsmobile super holiday coupe  1958
The super holiday coupe geared for super performance


1951 ----- All models now come with V8 engines
Packard 1952
Packard 1952
Before you spend $2,500 on any other car check out Packard features including advanced contour styling and great resale values


Packard Clipper 1954
 1951 Oldsmobile   holiday hardtop
Prices From $2,624
See the new clipper for 54 an even better car at better value than a year ago


Packard Clipper 1956
 Packard Clipper 1956
Top Power up to 310HP V8 engines and now available the super hardtop with torsion level ride and twin traction safety differential


Packard 1953
Packard 1953
The big car in the medium priced field
Prices From $2,895


Packard 1950
Packard  Super Eight 1950
Prices From $2,894
Super Eight Deluxe Club Sedan


Plymouth Fury 1957
Plymouth Fury 1957
High performance 290 HP V8 Engine giving sports car performance


Plymouth Plaza 1954
 Plymouth Plaza 1954
Prices From $1,765
The Plaza 4 door sedan for the budget minded


Plymouth Coronet V8 4 door sedan 1957
Plymouth Coronet 1957
Prices From $2,577


Plymouth 1958
 Plymouth 1958
Now today's best buy and tomorrows best trade


Plymouth Surburban 1956
Plymouth Surburban 1956
Take up to 8 passengers in comfort


Plymouth 1955
 Plymouth Belvedere 1955
Belvedere with a choice of Powerflow 6 or Hy Fire V8 engine


Plymouth 1953
Plymouth 1953
Now with the Borg Warner Overdrive


Plymouth 1952
Plymouth 1952
with smooth easy performance and the most comfortable driving position in it's class


Pontiac 1952
Pontiac 1952
The most wonderful miles of your life more go and less gas dollar for dollar you cant beat a pontiac


Pontiac Dual Streak 1953
Pontiac Dual Streak 1953
Silver streak styling and the most comfortable interior in it's class


Pontiac 1955
Pontiac 1955
with the 180 HP strato streak V8 powerplant engine


Pontiac Catalina 1959
Pontiac Catalina 1959
The Catalina Vista with wonderful styling and panoramic windshield


Pontiac Station Wagon 1955
Pontiac Station Wagon 1955
New performance , economy, power and dependability


Pontiac 1958
Pontiac 1958
The only car with wide track wheels making it Americas number one road car


Renault Dauphine 1959
Renault Dauphine 1959
1959 Renault From France now with 40 Brake Horse power and improved gearbox


Renault 1957
The French Renault Princess 1957
Prices Start From $1,780
Every inch a princess rear engined car 5 passenger 4 door sedan with up to 50 miles per gallon and french styling


Studebaker 1953
Studebaker 1953 Starliner
Starliner Hardtop delivers the sleek lines of a costly foreign car at a fraction of the price


1954 Studebaker
1954 Studebaker
These sensational new cars bring you the best in quality and engineering


Studebaker Champion V8 Commander
Studebaker Champion V8 Commander
Longer Wheelbase , New Styling and Miracle ride


Studebaker Scotsman 1958
 2 door Studebaker Scotsman 1958
Prices From $1,795
The best price fully equipped 2 door specials


Studebaker 1952
Studebaker Skyliner
Americas Smartest hardtop the Studebaker Skyliner


Studebaker 1956
Studebaker Golden Hawk
Prices for cars range from $1,844 to $2,489
Studebaker Golden Hawk with up to 275 Horsepower option


1950 --- New Bullet nose is introduced
1956 ----- Studebaker Chairman looks for buyer to keep the company afloat
1959 ----- Most models fitted with 4 headlights

Willys Jeep 1956
Willys Jeep 1956
Tough jobs demand a 4 wheel drive universal Jeep from Willys and it is more rugged more roomier and more comfortable than you could ever expect


Willys 1952
 Aero Willys
Quiet Smooth Air Borne Ride in the Aero Willys for 52 and up to 35 mpg and up to 6 adults ride in comfort on the 5ft wide seats


Willys 1954
Willys 1954 Ace <
The Ace 4 door sedan with powered by the 115HP super hurricane engine with a double barreled carburetor


1950's Cars Information
Some of the type of advertising for cars available in the 1950's
Willys Woody Car for comfort and economy
Studebaker is a sleek and fleet look with Roadhugging Surefootedness
Buick the beautiful buy just for you
Ford cars worth more when you buy it worth more when you sell it
Dodge 54 from any point of view a lot more for your money
Chrysler between thought and action with instant power response
Pontiac 1955 with 180HP V8 and twin streak styling
American Motors Rambler from Nash and Hudson Distinction in Driving
Cadillac Elegance is the word that expresses it
The 1950s was one of the most memorable eras in automotive history.
The average new car cost about 1,750 dollars and a gallon of gas went for 27. cents a gallon.
This was the first time teenagers had the chance to own and drive their own cars.
The 50's also brought Ford into the 50s style of design , until then they had been remodeling the same 1942 style car.
Fords new slogan was" 50 new improvements for the "50s.
Some of improvements were:
Recessed gas filler neck,
Redesigned hood ornaments,
Flat-top horn ring,
Three bladed cooling fan
Push-button handles on exterior doors.
An assembly plant designation was used in the serial numbers for the first time.
The Ford Thunderbird was one of the 1950s super cars. The stylish new sports car with a new 102in. wheelbase chassis frame, and a smart new body style , barrel sides, and straight through wing lines from head lamp to tail-lamp cluster,and a fully wrapped-round windscreen with a pronounced dog-leg pillar.
Chevrolet offered the 1950 styleline deluxe sedan with affordable automatic transmission.
Mean while in the UK BMC was offering the 1959 mini minor one of the first compact cars that offered full 4 pass anger seating .
In the 50s Chryslers advertising not only pictured elegance in automotive design, it also highlighted advancements in engineering. Hydraglide,the industries first power steering unit, was introduced in 1951, and reduced steering effort by up to 80 percent.
Following on the heels of Hydraglide were two other innovations-air cooled brakes, and Hemi-head V8 engine.
Eventually a 300-horsepower Hemi-head engine found its way into the Chryslers brand's most notable achievements- the 1955 Chrysler C300. As the most powerful full sized car in the world,it found its way into the NASCAR circuit, winning 20 out of 40 races held in 1955. When NASCAR officials realized the power of the 300C engine the decision to ban it from sanctioned racing.
Oddly enough the negative publicity, made the Chrysler C300 even more popular, and led up to a similar "super car" in 1956. In 1956 Chrysler teamed up with CBS to offer the " Highway HI-FI" a compact phonograph mounted under the dashboard that played specially-made records.
In 1957 the now famous torsion-bar suspension which provided superior handling and allowed for much lower body styles .
At the end of the decade in 1958, Chrysler created a much more efficient and dependable alternative to the carburetor with the development of the electronic fuel injection.
In 1954 Jaguar produced the racing D-Types, initially as a racing car, and from 1955 as a limited production machine for worldwide sale. More of these cars were built than could be sold, and at the end of 1956 these D-Types would be reworked and sold as "road-going " cars renamed the XKSS.
One of the most famous Mercedes of all time was the, was the gull -wing 300SL..The engine was so heavy the rest of the car had to be as light as possible, to which the competition department designed a stressed multi-tubular space frame, that weighted a little more then 110 lb (50)kg.This car would reach 60mph in under 7.5 sec. and 100mph (160kph) in less than 15 sec.
At the end of the 1950s decade a average car cost around 2,200 dollars, and a gallon of fuel was about 30. cents. The 1950s produced so of the most famous, and most collectable cars of our time.
Some of the new innovations and safety features found in cars from the 1950's
Seatbelts
vacuum-operated wipers replaced with electric
Automatic Gearboxes
Disk Brakes
Synchronized Manual Gearboxes
Electric Windows
Radial Tyres
Powersteering

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, 1900 CSS
Austin A90, A 30, A35, A 40, Cambridge, A55, Healey 100/4, 100/6
Healey Frogeye Sprite, Metropolitan Nash
Buick Century, Eight, Riviera, Skylark,
Cadillac DeVille, Eldorado,
Chevrolet Corvette, Bel Air, Surburban, Biscayne,
Chrysler Nassau Coupe, Saratoga,
Ford V8 Pilot, Crown Victoria, Fairlane, Mainline, Sunliner Convertable,
Ford F-100 Pickup Thunderbird Convertable Popular Prefect
Ford Zephyr Zodiac Consul Anglia Mustang
Hillman Minx
Humber Hawk
Jaguar XK120 XK140 XK150
Lincoln Capri Continental
Mercedes 300 220 300SL Gullwing 190
Mercury Monterey
MG TD TF Magnette MGA Coupe MGA Roadster
Morris Oxford Minor Split Screen Minor Series 2 Minor Convertible
Packard Clipper
Plymouth Belvedere Pontiac Catalina Woody
Renault Dauphine
Rover 90
Studebaker Golden Hawk
Triumph T100 TR2 TR3
Vauxhall Wyvern Velox
Volkswagen VW Beetle Camper Van
Wolseley 6/80