During the decade of the ’50s, American automakers produced some of the most memorable cars ever built. In no particular order, we’ve listed a few of our favorites.
Some of our choices include iconic cars, featuring great looks and styling, while others beauty was found beneath the hood.
No doubt, there are other classic cars of the 50s that could have made this list. If you have one you feel should be mentioned, feel free to let us know.
1954 Cadillac Eldorado
In 1954, the redesigned Cadillac Eldorado featured a much sleeker body style than previous models. Shedding some of its sheet metal and using newer and less expensive extruded aluminum trim pieces also allowed Cadillac to lower the price, which resulted in a substantial increase in sales.
In 1954, 2,150 Eldorados were sold, nearly four times the number sold in 1953.
1957 Ford Thunderbird
1957 was the last production year of the first generation Thunderbirds. For 1957, changes included reshaping of the front bumper and a larger grille. Also, larger tailfins and tail-lights were added, and the side “Thunderbird” badging was moved from the fins to the front fenders. Sales in 1957 were 21,380.
The 1957 Thunderbird was the last two-seater Ford sold until 1982, when the Ford EXP was introduced.