1930–1949 years

Model of the car: Hudson Commodore, 1948

Hudson, founded in 1909, was among the last of the American “independents”— carmakers who struggled…

Model of the car: Citroen 2CV, 1948

At the Paris motor show in October 1948, the 2CV caused astonishment, even though it…

Model of the car: Davis d-2 Divan, 1947

The story of this arresting-looking three-wheeler with its four-abreast seating begins in 1938, when a…

Model of the car: Cisitalia 202 coupe, 1947

Most people have never heard of Cisitalia but, without the landmark Pininfarina design for the…

Model of the car: Tucker 48 Torpedo, 1948

Preston T. Tucker’s character was something between dreamer and opportunist. He’d been an office boy…