phlegmmo: Studebaker with much cleaner lines than the example with the garish fins[studebaker.jpg]
spaten: I'm preferential to Duesenberg:[autospotters.com image 850x637]
Gotfire: [img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]Lets all go somewhere and be white together.
Devolving_Spud: The Kaiser Darrin is also a great car
Gotfire: Lets all go somewhere and be white together.
Quantum Apostrophe: [images.hemmings.com image 850x554]
Mad_Radhu: Quantum Apostrophe: [images.hemmings.com image 850x554]Now, that's something I'd love to 3D print.
Snapper Carr: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x533]How do you forget the Tucker 48?
jaytkay: Snapper Carr: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x533]How do you forget the Tucker 48?In an article cars of the 1950s? Gee, I can't imagine how they missed that one.
AtlanticCoast63: All of the independents got hammered by the Ford/GM price war of the early 50s, and Chrysler came within a hairs' breadth of joining them. Nash, Kaiser, and Hudson were never big enough or could find deep enough pockets to have even a hope of surviving on their own, though all three lived on for another thirty years (in a manner of speaking) as AMC/Jeep. Packard SHOULD have survived, but a couple of bad design decisions plus a prehistoric assembly plant combined with the godforsaken Studebaker merger sent them down the tubes. Packard was actually in decent financial shape at the time of the merger, but they failed to do 'due diligence' on Studie, and discovered that Studie's break-even point was something like twice the number of cars they'd sold in their best year ever - when Studie finally went south it killed Packard. And Studebaker....my Gawd, what a nightmare it must have been to be a designer there, coming up with cars like the GT Hawk, the Avanti, the gorgeous Loewy sedans....only to see management make the wrong freaking decisions time after time after time.
Huck And Molly Ziegler: It was a fascinating, magical time for American cars. Only families who'd served in Europe had any inkling of how a "small" car could drive and how it could still be useful (or not) to a household.
Dwight_Yeast: Huck And Molly Ziegler: It was a fascinating, magical time for American cars. Only families who'd served in Europe had any inkling of how a "small" car could drive and how it could still be useful (or not) to a household.Not entirely true. After the war, there was a brief period of mircocars imported to this country. BMW licensed the Isetta, Messerschmidt had one that looked like a jet fighter, and then there was the Beetle.The problem coontil VW's ad people cracked it in the 60s) was how to sell a small car to Americans.
Joe_diGriz: "Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat... a Studebaker"
Dumb-Ass-Monkey: FTFA: the Hudson Hornet dominated NASCAR in its early days, winning four times from 1951-1954i don't mean to nitpick, but one win a year isn't exactly domination
TV's Vinnie: These cars do look nice, but let's be honest here. Would you want to drive around in a car that was made before auto regulations mandated things like safety glass, seat belts, and crumple zones?
TV's Vinnie: Would you want to drive around in a car that was made before auto regulations mandated things like safety glass, seat belts, and crumple zones?
coaster_bud: Are you a fan of Hudsons? Has your SO always wanted to visit Amish country? In Shipshewana, IN you can do both. Come on Flea Market day for the full Shipshewana experience.Hostetler's Hudson Museum
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