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By J. Kelly Flory

From the resumption of vehicle construction on the shut of worldwide conflict II during the Nineteen Fifties, the yank vehicle could see the births and deaths of a number of brands, nice technological advances, and an period of dramatic styling as a prospering kingdom asserted its becoming mobility. vehicles of this era are one of the so much iconic autos ever in-built the USA: the 1949 Ford, the extraordinary Studebaker designs of 1950 and 1953, the 1955-1957 Chevrolets, the "Forward Look" Chrysler items, the ill-fated Edsel and lots of others.

This accomplished reference ebook info each version from all the significant brands (including independents akin to Kaiser-Frazer and Crosley yet except very low-volume marques equivalent to Tucker) from version years 1946 via 1959. yr by way of yr, it offers an summary of the and industry, by means of anyone record on each one corporation: its major information for the 12 months (introductions or cancellations of types, new engines and transmissions, ads issues, revenues traits etc.); its creation figures and industry prestige; and its powertrain choices, paint shades and significant thoughts. The company's types are then precise separately with such details as physique types, costs, dimensions and weights, ordinary gear and creation figures. approximately 1,000 pictures are integrated.

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The first models built when production resumed were Series 62 4-Door Sedans, with the Series 61 line being the last to return to production. Not adhering to these changes was the Series 75 Fleetwood, which did not share its body with any other GM product. In general, the Series 75 continued with a prewar look, still carrying the “Turret-Top” roof and a grille similar to the 1942 Cadillac. 9% from 1942. 26% (14th place). Base price range: $2,022 to $4,609. 98%. Introduction date: Series 62 — October 1945; Series 61— May 1946; Series 60S and 75 — August 1946.

50 × 15 BSW tires. Convertible adds: Bedford cord and leather interior trim, and power top. 50 × 16 BSW tires. Suburban adds: Delon plastic (vinyl) upholstery. Measurements Wheelbase Length Width Height Legroom — front Legroom — rear Headroom — front Headroom — rear Cargo capacity (cu. ) All but 7-pass. Sedans & Suburban 7-pass. 0 Models Available Model No. Custom 2-Door Brougham Sedan, 6-p. Custom 2-Door Club Coupe, 6-p. Custom 2-Door Convertible, 5-p. Custom 4-Door Sedan, 6-p. Custom 4-Door Sedan, 7-p.

Special DeLuxe 2-Door Sedan Coupe, 6-p. Special DeLuxe 2-Door Convertible, 6-p. Special DeLuxe 2-Door Sportsman Convertible, 6-p. Special DeLuxe 4-Door (Fordor) Sedan, 6-p. Special DeLuxe 4-Door Station Wagon, 8-p. TOTALS 77B 70B 72B 76 71 73B 79B Avg. price $1,203 $1,214 $1,261 $1,531 $2,041 $1,277 $1,565 $1,442 Change from Shipping Model Year Change from LY Wt. ” For Hudson, as for all of the other automobile manufacturers, the end of World War II signaled a rush to resume automotive production.

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