If you wanted to see typical retro family cars, check out some huge classic ’50s station wagons that had fins & had rear-facing seats – including cars from Ford, Pontiac, Studebaker and Plymouth.
Classic cars & old trucks
These old-school Ford Ranchero pickup trucks weren’t styled like all the other pickups, because they were meant to combine passenger-car comfort with driving ease.
When you look back at these classic 50s Buicks, you can’t help but appreciate the iconic style – and size! – of these huge old cars that were found on roads all across the US.
The ’57 Pontiacs had a Strato-Streak V-8 engine – and told customers to try it to ‘get a taste of the future today in America’s Number One Road Car!’
These old Plymouth Suburban station wagons from the ’50s were big and long with rear-facing back seats – and even had fins. Check ’em out here!
The classic ’59 Buick cars were said to be the clearest and cleanest example of a new styling trend that would be popular for years, and had editors name Buick ‘best looking overall’ of all 1959 cars.
Vintage bumper stickers have been a common sight for decades, and were more than just a decoration on the back of a car or truck – they were there to make a statement. Here’s a look back at a few!
Here, take a glimpse into the past and admire some of the timeless classic 1950s Studebaker cars, like the Presidents, Commander, Conestoga, Hawk, Broadmoor and Clipper.
The Ford Thunderbird was introduced in 1955, and quickly became a favorite with car buyers… but that didn’t stop Ford from making a lot of changes to the model during those first five years. Here’s a look!
The Packard Patrician 400 cars that came out in 1951 were called presitge cars in the medium-price field, and came on both convertible and sedan models.
Find out all of the then-hot new features on the 1954 Ford Ranch Wagons, an all-steel car that had fold-down seats so you could carry cargo or passengers.
The classic Nash cars that were so popular in the ’50s came in a few different models, and offered features like ‘nap couches’ for kids and huge luggage compartments.
Take a look back at some ambulances & fire trucks from the ’50s – the vintage emergency rescue vehicles that people back then would see on the roads after an accident or medical emergency.
Classic Rambler cars from the ’50s were popular family cars, and were touted as offering big car room at small car prices. Here’s a look back!
See vintage car wreck photos of 35 of old auto accidents and crashes from the 1910s to the 1950s – before standardized seatbelts and airbags.
Chrysler ’56: The year ahead car There’s more that’s new in Chrysler than in all other competitive cars combined! All new styling . . .
Look back at more than 200 vintage license plates issued through the 20th century – including ones for every American state & territory – plus some special plates, too.
Here, take a look back at the classic DeSoto car models that were available in the ’30s, ’40s & ’50s – and that for decades were much-loved.
Actor James Dean, a young Hollywood idol, was killed on September 30, 1955, in a head-on car crash. Here’s how the story was reported, and then a look back from a year later.
The 1958 Oldsmobile was offered in 22 different colors, 66 recommended two-tone combinations, and 55 upholstery selections. Find out more here!
Despite a spectacularly expensive launch, the Ford Edsel was one of the greatest business failures of all time. Take a look back at these vintage cars here!
Sunday sightseeing around town and afternoon jaunts in the countryside are shiny new adventures when you’re driving a fun-loving ’56 Chevy!
The ’57 Chevy’s new, and shows it – from its daring new grille and stylish lower bonnet to the saucy slant of its rear fenders. It’s longer, too!
Originally designed as a show car for General Motors’ Motorama display in early 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette generated so much buzz, GM decided to put the ’53 Corvette into production.
Look at the people driving these Chrysler cars for 1956. Their faces tell they know they couldn’t have made a better choice!
The 1957 Ford station wagon gives you more of what you want in a wagon… and for less money. The nine-passenger Country Sedan measures over 17 feet long.
California — particularly Los Angeles — is notorious for having awful traffic — but as this video from the ’50s will prove, that bumper-to-bumper freeway crawl is nothing new.
Dodge – Chrysler – Plymouth – De Soto – Imperial: As you can see here, there’s no mistaking the new 1959 Cars of The Forward Look, coming or going.
See what buyers could get in the 1956 Plymouth Belvedere V8 4-door sedans!
Presenting America’s finest sports car… the 1953 Nash-Healey Pictured here is the exquisitely beautiful car that started the whole new sports trend in the American
The beautifully-moving ’58 Chevrolets Sweet seventeen and not to be missed! Here’s Chevrolet’s whole happy family. Here’s styling that sets a new style — new
Pride of possession – a gleam in the owner’s eye… ardent admiration – a gleam in other eyes… this is the impression the new Packard is making on owner and onlooker, alike!
Business builders… New prestige-styled ’58 Dodge Power Giants… 4-way leaders of the low-priced 3! That’s a lot to expect — one truck that leads all
1955 Cadillac: Styling the whole world admires We doubt seriously that any other automotive design ever inspired such deep or such widespread admiration as that
Bel Air Sport Coupe Your pride will perk up whenever you’re seen in your ’58 Chevrolet. One look at those low, wind-whisked lines and you