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What are some classic cars of the 1950s?

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Classic cars from the 1950s include the Ford Edsel Corsair and 1958 Ranger, Ford Continental, Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, DeSoto Fireflite Coronado, Buick Roadmaster, Pontiac Chieftain and Chevy Bel Air as well as the popular station wagon. The most popular classic foreign car was Volkswagen.

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Other popular classic cars were the Nash Metropolitan Series from 1956 to 1957, the Dodge Royal 500, the Mercury Monterey and the Dodge Coronet Woody Wagon. Studebaker produced the Commander Regal Starlight/Starliner from 1953 to 1954. The company merged with Packard in 1954. Packard was gone by 1957, while Studebaker stayed in business until 1966.

Willys-Overland, maker of civilian and military jeeps, introduced the Willys Aero in 1952. The Aero series included the Eagle, Ace, Falcon, Lark and Wing. In 1953, Kaiser purchased the company and introduced the CJ5 in 1954.

Chevrolet began production of the Bel Air in 1950. A big seller was the 1951 Bel Air Styleline Deluxe, which came with optional trim packages. In 1952, the Bel Air had different grill teeth, more chrome and fender skirts and came in two-tone. In 1953, Chevrolet introduced the Corvette, which came all in white with a removable soft top. By 1954, the Corvette had the outside door handles removed to look more European.

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