Sunday, August 11, 2013

Classic Cars of the 1950's

1958 Edsel Corsair hardtop coupe front-three-quarter view
The 1958-1959 Edsel Corsair is among the classic cars of the 1950's. 

Classic cars of the 1950's could be anything from opulent to odd, as you'll see by linking to the cars in the chart below.

The most-remembered classic cars of the 1950's, such as the 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, symbolized America's boisterous optimism as it emerged victorious from World War II and raced into a new age of consumerism and international influence.

Others, like the 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado, brought glitz and horsepower to the masses. And some, like the 1958 Edsel Ranger, came to symbolize 1950's styling gone wrong.

Classic cars of the 1950's were not limited to the U.S., of course. Learn about England's 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type, Italy's 1953 Fiat 1100TV, Sweden's 1958 Saab and other great 1950s automobiles from around the world.

For more on these and other classic cars of the 1950's, see:

1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport1950 DeSoto Custom Sportsman1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat1950 Dodge Coronet Woody Wagon
1950 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina1950-1951 Dodge Wayfarer Sportabout1950-1957 Jaguar Mark VII/VIIM1950-54 Triumph Renown
1950-56 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV1950-64 Rover P4 Series1951 Chrysler Saratoga Club Coupe1951 Ford Custom Victoria
1951 Frazer Standard1951 Henry J DeLuxe1951 Henry J Standard1951 Kaiser DeLuxe
1951 Studebaker Commander1951-1953 Hudson Hornet1951-1953 Oldsmobile Super 881951-1954 Packard Patrician
1951-1954 Packard Patrician Formal Sedan1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe & Spyder1951-1962 Mercedes-Benz Type 3001952 Henry J Vangabond
1952 Kaiser Virginian DeLuxe1952 Studebaker Commander State Starliner1952-1953 Kaiser Manhattan1952-1954 Fiat 8V
1952-1954 Henry J Corsair1952-1954 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe1952-1954 Hudson Wasp1952-1954 Lincoln Capri
1952-1954 Mercury Monterey1952-1955 Bentley R-Type1952-1955 Bentley R-Type Continental1952-1958 Mercedes-benz Type 300S/Sc
1952-1959 Allard Palm Beach1952-54 Willys Aero-Eagle1953 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado1953 Dodge Coronet Eight Convertible
1953 Kaiser "Hardtop" Dragon1953-1954 Hudson Super Jet1953-1954 Hudson Super Wasp1953-1954 Packard clipper Sportster
1953-1955 Cunningham C-31953-1955 Nash Rambler1953-1956 Ford F-100 Pickup1953-1962 Fiat 1100TV
1953-54 Studebaker Champion Regal Starlight/Starliner1953-54 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight/Starliner1953-55 Sunbeam Alpine1953-79 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible1954 Hudson Jet-Liner1954 Kaiser Special1954 Kaiser-Darrin DKF161
1954-1955 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado1954-1955 Kaiser Manhattan1954-1956 Nash Metropolitan Series 541954-1956 Oldsmobile 98 & Super 88
1954-1957 Buick Century Convertible & Hardtops1954-1959 Facel Vega FV1954-55 Swallow Doretti1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado
1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation1955 Studebaker President Speedster1955 Willys Bermuda1955-1956 Chrysler C300/300B
1955-1956 Chrysler New Yorker Hardtop & Convertible1955-1956 DeSoto Fireflite1955-1956 Imperial1955-1956 Mercury Montclair Hardtop/Convertible/Phaeton
1955-1956 Packard Four Hundred1955-1956 Packard Patrician1955-1957 Hudson Hornet1955-1965 Bentley S-Type
1955-1965 Bentley S-Type Continental1955-1975 Citroën DS 19/20/21/231955-57 GMC Suburban1955-59 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I
1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk1956-1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II1956-1957 Lincoln Premiere1956-1957 Nash Metropolitan Series 56 1500
1956-1958 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado Biarritz1956-1958 Dual-Ghia1956-1959 BMW 5031956-1959 Jaguar Mark VIII
1956-57 Rambler Hardtop Sedans & Wagons1956-57 Studebaker President Classic1957-1958 Chrysler 300C/300D1957-1958 Ford Fairlane 500 (exc. Skyliner)
1957-1959 Dodge D-5001957-1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner1957-1959 Imperial LeBaron1957-1960 Dodge Pickup
1957-1964 Facel Vega Excellence1957-1975 Citroën Chapron DS 19/20/21/231957-1980 Lotus Seven1957-58 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible & Hardtop Coupe
1958 Buick Limited1958 Edsel Pacer1958 Edsel Ranger1958 Studebaker President/Commander Starlight
1958-1959 Edsel Corsair1958-1960 Lincoln Premiere1958-1962 AMC Metropolitan1958-65 Volvo PV544
1958-67 Saab 750GT/850GT1958-67 Sunbeam Rapier1959 Chrysler 300E1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtops
1959-1960 Buick Electra & Invicta 2-Doors1959-1960 Mercury Park Lane1959-1960 Oldsmobile 98 & Super 881959-1961 Jaguar Mark IX
1959-1964 Lancia Flaminia Coupe & Spyder1959-1971 Mercedes-Benz Coupe and Cabriolet1959-60 Pontiac Bonneville Hardtops & Convertible1959-61 Studebaker Silver Hawk & Hawk
1959-62 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II1959-64 Vanden Plas Princess 3 Litre1959-68 Rolls-Royce Phantom V1959-73 Rover P5/P5B Series

Source: Howstuffworks