Cars Of The 1950s: Space-Age Fins And Chrome Everything

By | March 30, 2018

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1957 Ford Thunderbird. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

In 1950, there were about 40 million cars on the road, nationwide. By the end of the decade, that number almost doubled. Having a car in the driveway was just one piece of the “American Dream” puzzle. Having a car became synonymous with success. Post-World II America boasted new automobiles that the consumers fell in love with.

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Unlike cars of today, cars of the 50’s were enormous. You could get the entire family, Grandma included, in one car. They also had big motors that guzzled gas like crazy