WHEN CARS DIDN'T ALL LOOK ALIKE
After world war II, 1940's and
1950's cars became lower, longer and broader in look, as well as more
massive and hefty. The semi automatic transmission was introduced by Hudson, and the
driver could change between manual and semi-automatic with the push of a
The US-made cars offered huge trunk
sizes, width and length.
In the 1940s a new car cost about
a gallon of gas was about 18 cents,
not a bad deal.
In the 50s, chrome was introduced
to more cars and also a more luxurious
look in a country slowly getting
back to its feet after the war.
The 1950s saw a huge boom in
American car manufacturing,
and during that time, the US made
more cars than England,
France, Japan, Sweden and many
other nations put together -
The 50's was the decade of cars,
and the huge demand
saw both Ford and GM hit the 50
million car mark.
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