By J. Kelly ", Flory", Jr.
From the resumption of vehicle creation on the shut of worldwide warfare II throughout the Nineteen Fifties, the yankee car could see the births and deaths of a number of brands, nice technological advances, and an period of dramatic styling as a prospering country asserted its growing to be mobility. vehicles of this era are one of the such a lot iconic cars ever inbuilt the U.S.: the 1949 Ford, the impressive Studebaker designs of 1950 and 1953, the 1955-1957 Chevrolets, the "Forward glance" Chrysler items, the ill-fated Edsel and plenty of others.
This complete reference booklet information each version from all the significant brands (including independents resembling Kaiser-Frazer and Crosley yet apart from very low-volume marques reminiscent of Tucker) from version years 1946 via 1959. 12 months by means of yr, it presents an outline of the and industry, through anyone file on every one corporation: its major information for the 12 months (introductions or cancellations of versions, new engines and transmissions, advertisements subject matters, revenues traits etc.); its construction figures and marketplace prestige; and its powertrain choices, paint colours and significant ideas. The company's types are then specific separately with such info as physique types, costs, dimensions and weights, general apparatus and construction figures. approximately 1,000 photos are incorporated.
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Windsor 4-Door Sedan, 8-p. Windsor 4-Door Sedan Limousine, 8-p. TOTALS Base FADP C-38W C-38W C-38W Avg. 07% Shipping Wt. 08% *For body style production totals for 1946–1948, see 1948 Chrysler section. ” Nameplate year of origin: 1939. Current bodystyle lifespan: 1942 through first-series 1949. 99%. Primary competition: Buick Super, Hudson Commodore, Oldsmobile 98, and Packard Clipper Eight. Notable changes: Restyled front end, trim and detail changes. 00 × 15 BSW tires. Club coupe adds: carpeted front compartment.
During the wartime, Ford factories had turned out over 8,500 B-24 Liberator bombers, 275,000 “Jeeps” and more than 57,000 aircraft engines. Returning to civilian production meant that, like most other manufacturers, Ford’s 1946 cars were slightly updated versions of the 1942 models. At the front, a new grille, consisting of four horizontal bars, was a new design for Ford. Prior Ford grilles had always been mounted flush with the actual sheetmetal opening. The top bar of the new grille had red vertical “stripes,” dividing it into four sections on each side of a large, upsweeping center section which carried the Ford script, and several smaller vertical stripes underneath the name.
0 Models Available Base Change from Shipping Model Year Change from Model No. FADP LY Wt. ) Production LY Series 75 Fleetwood 4-Door Sedan, 6-p. 7519 Series 75 Fleetwood 4-Door Sedan, 7-p. 7523 Series 75 Fleetwood Imperial 4-Door Sedan, 7-p. 7533 Series 75 Fleetwood Business 4-Door Sedan, 9-p. 7523L Series 75 Fleetwood Imperial Business 4-Door Sedan, 9-p. 7533L TOTALS Avg. ” Nineteen-forty-six Chevrolet models arrived late in 1945 and received changes typical to General Motors’ and other manufacturers’ lines.