Sunday, August 11, 2013

Classic Cars of the 1940's

1949 Hudson Commodore Eight sedan by Derham front-three-quarter view
The 1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight was among the first great postwar cars.  
Classic cars of the 1940's took a backseat to the business of fighting World War II.

However, linking to the cars below makes clear that before and after mobilizing to preserve democracy, American automakers did indeed produce some of the most important cars of the 20th Century.

Learn more about the 1942-1948 Buick Roadmaster, the 1946-1948 Chrysler Crown Imperial, the 1949 Ford Custom V-8, and other great classic cars of the 1940's.

For more on these and other classic cars of the 1940's, see:

1940-1941 Lincoln Continental1940-1941 Packard Super Eight One Sixty Convertibles1940-1942 Chrysler New Yorker Highlander1940-1942 Chrysler New yorker Navajo
1940-1942 Chrysler Windsor Highlander1940-1942 Packard Custom Super Eight 1801940-1942 Packard One Twenty & Clipper One Twenty Convertibles1941-1942 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country
1941-1942 Dodge Custom Convertible1941-1942 Mercury1941-42 Willys Americar1942-1948 Buick Roadmaster
1942-48 Pontiac Streamliner1945-1948 Jaguar Mark IV1946 Mercury Sportsman1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion
1946-1947 Hudson Commodore Eight1946-1947 Hudson Super Six1946-1947 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 981946-1948 Chrysler Crown Imperial
1946-1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban1946-1949 Dodge Custom Convertible1946-1980 DeSoto Custom Suburban1946-59 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1947 Frazer Standard1947-1948 Crosley Convertible & Wagon1947-1948 Frazer Manhattan1947-1948 Kaiser Custom
1947-49 Studebaker Commander Coupe & Convertible1948-1949 Cadillac Series Sixty-One Sedanet1948-1949 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Convertible/Sedanet1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight
1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Six1948-1949 Hudson Super Eight1948-1949 Hudson Super Six1948-1951 Jaguar Mark V
1948-1956 Frazer Nash1948-1985 Land-Rover Series I,II,III1948-57 Sunbeam Talbot 901948-57 Sunbeam-Talbot 80
1949 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Coupe de Ville1949 Ford Custom V-8 (exc. Sedans)1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic 98 Holiday1949 Pontiac Chieftain DeLuxe
1949 Pontiac Streamliner Wood Body Wagon1949-1950 Frazer Manhattan1949-1950 Kaiser DeLuxe1949-1950 Kaiser Special Traveler
1949-1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 881949-1950 Packard Super DeLuxe Eight1949-1952 Crosley Convertible & Wagon1949-1954 Chrysler Imperial
1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre1949-53 Triumph Mayflower1949-55 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Source: Howstuffworks