It’s certain that many fantastic technological innovations have made with today’s cars and they’ve made owning and driving a car a lot more convenient. But they do seem to be missing something rather special when compared to these cars of the Fifties. Cars from the 50s are indicative of a different time, they have a different feel, a certain style, a design that speaks of its own time. In our opinion, they remain unrivalled in the history of the automobile.
With the horror of the Second World War now behind them, the car industry of the Fifties exploded with invention. The automobile itself was given a rebirth and the industries such as drive-through and drive-ins. Below is our list of the top ten cars from the 1950s that are really worth visiting:
The 1951 Chrysler New Yorker
Chosen as the pace car at the 1951 Indy 500 race, the Chrysler New Yorker was one of the first production vehicles to feature an engine that had an hemispherical head. Back then, V8 engines were called Fire Power engines and this one had up to 180 horsepower.
Calling the car the ‘New Yorker’ was designed to signal that the car was an upmarket vehicle. It was considered to be comparable to cars like the Fords and Chevrolets but not as expensive as the luxury cars like the Cadillac.
The Chrysler New Yorker stayed in production until 1996, which is an impressive feat for any car!
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