50′s Cars

1950s cars: Cars and trucks of the 1950s began turning necks and stopping traffic the minute they landed on the showroom floor, and they continue to give chiropractors a fair share of business. Even today, the brilliant chrome, whitewall tires and bright colors coating wildly stamped body panels remain a sight to make child and adult alike stop and stare. Stroll through news and features stories on the toothy, tailfinned dream machines of the 1950s and relive the period when Elvis was king and salesmen still sold new Studebakers.

Chrysler La Comtesse show car and Packard concepts to appear at 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

At the exterior, the La Comtesse further featured a rear spare tire carrier and wire wheels.

10 Packard concept cars and Chrysler La Comtesse add dream factor to Amelia Island concours Of late, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been a hot spot for postwar concept cars, and the momentum is continuing for the 2014. On … More »

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1954 Nash Statesman Country Club coupe


Story and photos by Brian Earnest Lowell Johnson is either a “Nash guy” with a fixation for Kaisers and Frazers, or a “Kaiser-Frazer guy”with a  soft spot for Nashes. Either way, every day is Independents Day for the Sheboygan, Wis., … More »

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See 1955 LaSalle in motion for the first time


See 1955 LaSalle found in junkyard in motion for the first time. Plus watch video of Joe Bortz and his dream/concept cars at the Geneva Concours d’Elegance. More »

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Lambrecht Collection auction to offer 1950s Chevys with less than 10 miles


New Old Chevys UPDATE: Find the complete list of cars from the Lambrecht Collection here.Inventory_Preliminary-2 By Ron Kowalke Pierce, Neb., will have the feel of the past Sept. 28, when fall meant the arrival of the eagerly anticipated launch of … More »

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Forgotten Dreams: Lesser-known 1950s concept cars


The 1950s cars of tomorrow featured ideas with the promise of progress during the jet age. Check out these lesser-known concept cars. More »

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Honeymoon continues for 1956 Olds 88

Phyllis Teague are still enjoying the 1956 Olds that Phyllis’ parents bought new in Muncie, Ind., in April of 1956.

The 1956 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday sedan proudly driven to car shows and parades by Norris and Phyllis Teague is the same car they drove during their honeymoon in the summer of 1963. More »

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Liz Taylor’s 1956 Continental Mark II wows crowd


Custom-Taylored Story and photos by John Bellah The annual LA Auto Show takes place late in the calendar year and allows those in the Los Angeles area to see the latest and greatest in automotive technology — smart cars, “green” … More »

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100-day makeover: Restoring a ’57 De Soto for the auction block


Rust to Riches: Can a 1957 Dodge De Soto Firesweep go from scrap yard to prime auction condition in just 100 days? You have to see it to believe it. More »

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Twin Cities turns back the clock for another great Back to the 50’s

This Model A Ford truck is more typical of what lines the tree-shaded roads around Back to the 50’s in June. This red hauler is particularly sharp.

Despite its name, the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s annual Back to the 50’s event isn’t directly about the 1950s as it is about the 1973 cult classic “American Graffiti,” which takes place in 1962. That film reminded Minnesota gear heads about their own automotive heritage of cruising the loop around St. Paul in cool cars, so the MSRA started Back to the 50’s 39 years ago to bring the 1950s from the screen to the street. More »

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Mercury XM-800 concept car to appear at 2012 Iola Old Car Show

The 1954 Mercury XM-800 today, owned by Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage.

Stephen Murphy, curator and restoration specialist at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage, today confirmed the 1954 Mercury XM-800 concept car from The Richard H. Driehaus Collection would appear at the Iola Old Car Show from July 12-15 in Iola, Wis. According … More »

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