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.
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