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1959 Cars

The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1959 Cars “The small car made big news in the automobile field in 1959. After long planning and study, the industry’s “Big Three”-General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler–decided to fight for a share of the growing small-car market. Late in the year, they introduced their”compact cars.” The move opened …

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1958 Cars

The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1958 Cars “Production and sales dropped far below their expected volume in 1958.The growing sales of smaller automobiles pointed to the need for a major revision in the big-car industry. United States automobile makers turned out 4,600,000 units, the smallest number since 1948. The American Motors Corporation, …

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1957 Cars

The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1957 Cars “Production of 6,117,000 cars made 1957 the fourth best year in U.S.automobile history. Foreign car sales totaled about 200,000, up sharply from the 91,042 units sold in 1956. But the strong year still did not measure up to early hopes for a 6,500,000-car market. One …

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1956 Cars

The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1956 Cars THE 1956 cars, as you already know, are even bigger, sleeker, more powerful and more expensive than their predecessors. What you may not know—and what is the significant news for you this year—is that the industry intends to sell 8,000,000 of these cars. This is …

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1955 Cars

The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1955 Cars “The automobile industry had the biggest year in its history in 1955.It turned out more cars and trucks than ever before. It offered its workers more economic security than they had ever enjoyed when it granted a modified guaranteed annual wage. And the Ford Motor …

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1954 Cars

The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1954 Cars “The automobile industry in 1954 lived through its most fiercely competitive year since before World War II. Many dealers–financially weak or neglectful of good sales practices–were forced out of business.More important, the tough competitive conditions resulted in two mergers which eliminated the last of the …

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1953 Cars

The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1953 Cars The automobile business often is called the yardstick of American prosperity. This is because the manufacturers of automobiles, trucks,and motor-vehicle accessories (tires, seat covers, light, and other equipment) use more than half the nation’s rubber production,more than 20 per cent of its steel and brass, …

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1952 Cars

  The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1952 Cars “The number of motor vehicles on United States roads and streets keeps rising each year. In 1952, the total reached 53,363,000. This included 43,894,000 passenger cars and 9,469,000 trucks and buses. For the first time in history, motor vehicle travel for the year was …

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