1940-1960 List Of Top Ten American Classic Cars

by | Sep 3, 2014 | Newsletter

Cadillac Convertibles

The American auto industry has undoubtedly produced some of the most thrilling and memorable vehicles of all time. 

Number ten on the list of the top ten American classic cars are the Cadillac Convertibles produced in 1959-1960. Manufacturers of Cadillac have a reputation for producing high-quality machines. That is also a brand that showcases luxury in their products. The reason as to why this is a favorite classic car on the list is the fact that it allows different modification to be done to it easily.

Chevrolet Bel Air

That is another classic American car. It has been popular due to how its production has spanned over the years. One of the distinct features of Bel-Air was its design. The year of production of this fantastic classic car was around 1957. The coupe and convertible were two body styles available. The Chevrolet Bel Air was one of the cheapest American classic cars because of the influx of such models in 2005 and 2006. Due to the popularity of this car, the production of this car span from 1953 to 1975.

Mercury Eight

This car out-cooled any other vehicle on the road from 1949 to 1951. That was the first model of the Ford Motor Company. The main characteristic of the 1941 model of the Mercury eight was the “eight” script that appears on the front of the hood. That made the car to be so tantalizing. And that was also a reason why that car was one of the best American classic cars ever. The mercury grille that was on this model made it look more dazzling. Some other feature that makes this car stand out from others is the chrome headlight covers.

Lincoln Continental Mark II

The division of Ford Motor made a model name for a series that they called Lincoln Continental. The production started around 1956-1957. It was a time when Chrome was the in thing. It is the age when chrome was used as a decorating tool, that this Mark II became so enticing. Its design was very classy and sophisticated without being elitist. Lincoln Continental Mark II brought a breath of fresh air as far as cars were concerned during that time. That makes it one of the most sought after classic cars of the 1940s -1960s.

Chevrolet Corvette

The number of produced cars was only 300, which is a surprising fact about this American car. The beginning of production was around 1953. There were very many fanatics of Corvette. But the fact that only very few were available could mean that they were too much in demand. The style of the car and the design made the car to be much desirable. It is also important to take into consideration that the car was a first-year model. The first-year models are usually very sought after cars. For this reason, it becomes a classic American car of all time.

Chrysler C300 Hard Top

The main feature of this model of Chrysler is that it was huge. The car was also powerful and bold with an attractive elegance that exemplified trendy Fifties-era design. Its framework is a spectacular piece of metal carving. The interior of this classic Chrysler is well enhanced by an instrument panel loaded with fine details that captivates the eye. Only 1725 cars were built on this model, making them rare. This Chrysler is said to be a very sought after car of the 50s period.

Ford Thunderbird 1955

This model for the ford company is also known as “T-Bird.” It was an American luxury car, and eventually, it enhanced a market niche known as a personal luxury car. In the first year of production in 1955, the Thunderbird was a two-seat sporty convertible. The main reason for the manufacture of this model was to try to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette. Due to this response, the manufacturer had to ensure that it is more appealing than the competitors. An enticing feature of a Thunderbird is the fact that it was sleeker. The public considered it a fast car because the speedometer’s calibration was up to 240km/hr. That was a feature that other Ford models didn’t have.

Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

The Pontiac Bonneville of the 1959-’60 was one of the most amazing models ever produced by the company. Some features such as the split grilles, twin fin rear fenders, and the more surface area covered with glass compared to the previous model made the car exemplary. The wheelbases of this model were also large, being 124 inches. The car was a convertible with two doors. The oval taillights that were on all the Bonneville series were also part of this model. This astonishing feature of the Pontiac Bonneville convertible makes it rank among the top ten American classic cars of the 1940s and 1960s.

Buick Electra 225 convertible

The introduction of this model was in 1959. From 285,089 other Buicks, only 2% were Electra 225. The “225” represented the inches of the car’s length even though this remained true only to the four doors. The unique attribute of this car was the standard bench seats made of leather and the first-year bucket seats. It was the only Buick model made in 1959 which had bucket seats or leather ones. This car offered several options such as fully tinted glasses, bucket seats, wonder bar radio, automatic heat, air conditioning, air ride suspension, and rear speaker. A Buick authorized dealer undercoated the under-body of the car.

Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

The model can be traced back to 1957 and featured many stylish ideas like the bodywork with sparkling stainless steel, a four-door hardtop, and rear-hinged doors. The unique feature of this model was the exclusive Quad headlights. The car was engineered such that it was powering everything in its operation. The rear doors and trunk lids were opened and closed at the push of a bottom. Air conditioning was naturally present in the car with the first memory front car seat. The aluminum wheels were forged in nature, which was exclusive for a production car.

 

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