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1940 Lincoln Continental Lincoln www.lincoln.com
  Pontiac Torpedo 8 Sedan Pontiac www.pontiac.com
  Pontiac Special 6 Wagon Pontiac www.pontiac.com
  Buick Estate Wagon Buick www.buick.com
  Buick Super Buick www.buick.com
  Jeep Willy's-Overland www.jeep.com
       


1940 Jeep Willys CJ-2A
 

   
1941 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Oldsmobile www.oldsmobile.com
Nash 600 Nash  
     
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1944 Kia   www.kia.co.kr
  Volvo PV444 Volvo www.volvo.com
       
1945 Jeep CJ Jeep www.jeep.com
     
1946 Willys Jeep Pickup   www.jeep.com
  Willy's Jeep Station Wagon   www.jeep.com
  Renault 4CV Renault www.renault.com
  Bentley Mark VI Bentley www.bentleymotors.com
  Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Rolls-Royce www.rolls-royce.com
  Kaiser    
  Frazer    
       
1947 Ferrari Enzo Anselmo Ferrari www.ferrari.com
Hyundai Chung Ju-yung www.hyundai.com
Olds "70" Dynamic Cruiser Oldsmobile www.oldsmobile.com
Jeep Honcho Pickup Jeep www.jeep.com
Land Rover Prototype Land Rover www.landrover.com


Jaguar XK120
 


1948 Porsche 356 Roadster

 

1948 Honda Soichiro Honda www.honda.com
  Dodge Power Wagon Dodge www.dodge.com
  Ford F-Series Ford www.ford.com
  Porsche 356 Porsche www.porsche.com
  Willy's Jeepster   www.jeep.com
  Jaguar XK120 Jaguar www.jaguar.com
  Ferrari  166 Inter Ferrari www.ferrari.com
       


1948 Tucker Torpedo
 

   
1949 Cadillac DeVille Cadillac www.cadillac.com
Saab 92 Saab www.saabusa.com
Plymouth Suburban Plymouth www.chrysler.com
Chrysler Crown Imperial Chrysler www.chrysler.com
Ford '49 Ford Ford www.ford.com
Lincoln Cosmopolitan Lincoln www.lincoln.com
Nash Airflyte Nash  
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Rolls-Royce www.rolls-royce.com
Cadillac Coupe de Ville Cadillac www.cadillac.com
 

 

 
 

 
   
   
YEAR EVENT
   
1940 Walter Chrysler Dies
  Sealed beam headlights
   
1941  
   
1942 Civilian car production halts for World War II
  Gas rationing begins
   
1943  
   
1944  
   
1945 Passenger car production resumes - July
  Gas rationing ends - August
   
1946 Bendix builds power steering for trucks
   
1947 Henry Ford dies at 83
   
1948 Cadillac & Oldsmobile introduce high-compression V-8s
  Jeep wagon (first sport utility vehicle?) and Jeepster convertible offered
  Daimler introduced electric windows in cars
   
1949 First car to start by turning the key only - Chrysler
   
   
   

 
 
Also at this time in History
   
1941 On December 7, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, drawing the United States into war. Five battleships are sunk, and Admiral Chester Nimitz takes control of what remains of the Pacific fleet.
  Mount Rushmore is left incomplete when its creator, Native American sculptor John Gutzon, dies before completing his work.
   
1942 The U.S. government establishes the Manhattan Project, led by Robert Oppenheimer, to coordinate ongoing American efforts to design and build the atomic bomb
   
1943 The Pentagon, the world's largest office building, is completed, heralding the rise of the U.S. military-industrial complex.
  Swiss chemist Albert Hofman discovers in his lab, by accident, the hallucinogenic properties of the drug LSD.
   
1945 In August, U.S. planes drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, prompting Japan's surrender.
   
1948 Maurice and Dick McDonald open the first McDonalds in San Bernardino, CA
  In-n-Out Burger opens in Baldwin Park CA 
   
   
   

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