Cars of the 1950s invites readers to celebrate the magnificent automobiles that defined the decade from the last of the woody wagons in the early 1950s to the tail-finned chrome mobiles that closed out the era. Each year brought a new twist on longer, lower, wider, along with the ever-taller tailfins and ever more chrome. And don t forget the horsepower race, which prompted many manufacturers to triple power output throughout the 1950s.
The Auto Editors of Consumer Guide have compiled a tribute to the cars of the 1950s. More than 700 images, including period newspaper and magazine ads, showroom brochures, and photos, showcase the decade s ever larger, more colorful, more powerful automobiles, from the 1951 Chrysler Hemi to the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado. Cars of the 1950s is a historical look at the vehicles of an iconic decade, organized according to these manufacturers:
American Motors Corporation
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Corporation
Readers will appreciate an insider s view of scores of classic cars of the 1950s, including:
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chrysler 300C
Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
Cars of the 1950s celebrates the most exciting and memorable cars built in the USA. The beautifully designed hardbound book makes a terrific gift for car lovers of all ages. The jacket sleek, glossy, and foil-embossed is a reflection of the magnificent cars featured inside.