1950–1959 years

Model of the car: Ferguson R4, 1954

In 1954, this dumpy-looking sedan was probably the most advanced, and safest, family car in the world. It heralded a visionary project started by colorful Irish tractor tycoon Harry Ferguson. Keep Reading

Model of the car: Cadillac El Camino, 1954

There’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to extraordinary Cadillacs, but this racy number is a highly significant car. It heralded several key design features that became synonymous with Cadillac’s production cars of the late 1950s. Keep Reading

Model of the car: Bertone Alfa Romeo Bat 7, 1954

BAT stands for Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica—the codename given to three experimental Alfa Romeo 1900s, each handbuilt in the 1950s. They were the work of young Italian Franco Scaglione, employed by the renowned coachbuilding company Bertone. Keep Reading

Model of the car: Isetta (buble) BMW, 1953

Bubble cars were a European fad in the 1950s. These tiny, cramped contraptions offered minimal motoring and a meager thirst for fuel in the guise of a brand new car. The nickname came from the cars’ commonly characteristic ovular shape. Keep Reading