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1950 Chrysler New Yorker Chrysler www.chrysler.com
  Chrysler Town & Country Chrysler www.chrysler.com
  Dodge Coronet Dodge www.dodge.com
  Pontiac Catalina Pontiac www.pontiac.com
  Volkswagen Bus Volkswagen www.vw.com
  Pontiac Chieftain SD Catalina Coupe Pontiac www.pontiac.com
  Chrysler Windsor Chrysler www.chrysler.com
       

1951 Volkswagen Beetle
 
   
1951 Mercedes Benz  300 Series Mercedes-Benz www.mercedes-benz.com
Plymouth Cranbrook Plymouth www.chrysler.com
Chrysler K-310 Chrysler www.chrysler.com
Plymouth XX-500 Plymouth www.chrysler.com
Plymouth Belvedere Plymouth www.chrysler.com
Jaguar C-Type Jaguar www.jaguar.com
Ferrari 195 Inter Ferrari www.ferrari.com
Ferrari 212 Inter Ferrari www.ferrari.com
Nash Healey Nash  
Hudson Hornet Hudson Motors  
     
1952 Lotus Colin Chapman www.lotuscars.com
  Austin-Healey Lord & Donald Healey www.austinhealey.com
  Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Oldsmobile www.oldsmobile.com
  Chrysler C-200 Chrysler www.chrysler.com
  Ferrari 342 America Ferrari www.ferrari.com
  Bentley R Type Bentley www.bentleymotors.com
       
1953 Buick Skylark Buick www.buick.com
Chevrolet Bel Air Chevrolet www.chevrolet.com
Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet www.chevrolet.com
Olds Starfire Oldsmobile www.oldsmobile.com
Mercedes Benz 180 Series Mercedes-Benz www.mercedes-benz.com
Chrysler GS-1 Chrysler www.chrysler.com
Chrysler D'Elegance Chrysler www.chrysler.com
DeSoto Adventurer Desoto www.chrysler.com
Dodge Firearrow Dodge www.dodge.com
Ford Taunus Ford www.ford.com
Ferrari Europa Ferrari www.ferrari.com
Fiat 1400 Fiat www.fiat.com
Buick Skyhawk Buick www.buick.com
Chevrolet 150 Chevrolet www.chevrolet.com

1953 Chevrolet 3100 Truck

 

   
1954 Subaru Kenji Kita www.subaru.com
  American Motor Company Nash & Hudson Comps.
  Mercury Monterey Mercury www.mercuryvehicles.com
  Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota www.toyota.com
  Jaguar D-Type Jaguar www.jaguar.com
  Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Ferrari www.ferrari.com
  Nash Metropolitan Nash  
       
 
 
 

 
   
   
YEAR EVENT
   
1950 First tinted glass - Buick
   
1951 Chrysler Corporation introduces power steering.
  First hemi V-8 - Chrysler
   
1952 Four barrel carburetors - Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac
   
1953 First fiberglass body - Chevrolet Corvette
  Auto air conditioning
  12 volt electrical systems
  Kaiser-Frazer acquires Willys Overland
   
1954 Studebaker and Packard merge
  Nash and Hudson merge into American Motors
   
1955 Record players - Chrysler
  Remote truck release - Cadillac
  Pushbutton automatic transmissions - Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge, Plymouth (1956 model)
  Four-door hardtops - Buick and Oldsmobile
  US production record - 9 million vehicles.
   
1956 6-way power seats
  Fuel injection - Pontiac & Chevrolet
   
   
1957 Paper air cleaners replace oil bath
  Retractable hardtops - Ford
  Cruise control
   
1958 Government mandates retail price sticker on cars
  Final Packard is built
   
1959  
   
   
   

 
 
Also at this time in History
   
1950 Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang premiere in a comic strip by Charles Schulz.
   
1950 North Korea invades South Korea, sparking the Korean War. President Truman sends U.S. military troops as part of a United Nations effort. The war is one of the first in which Cold War adversaries, the U.S. and the USSR, support opposing sides in a third-party conflict after World War II.
   
1950 A black bear cub is burned and orphaned in a New Mexico forest fire. Nursed back to health, the cub ultimately lives in the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. ``Smokey the Bear'' becomes a symbol for forest fire prevention.
   
1952 Colonel Sanders opens KFC in Corbin, KY
   
1953 First Denny's opens in Lakewood, CA
   
   
   

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