1950–1959 years

Model of the car: Dodge Firearrow, 1953

The talented Virgil Exner, heading up Chrysler design in the 1950s, was certainly a hard worker. The outflow of plans from his drawing board for exciting new cars appeared unstoppable, as did the capacity of Italian coachbuilder Ghia—his preferred contractor—to turn them into fully functioning prototypes. Keep Reading

Model of the car: Pegaso Z-102, 1951

At the 1951 Paris salon, the debut of the Pegaso, an exclusive and sophisticated sports car from Spain, set the automotive world buzzing. Designed by Wilfredo Ricart—recently back in his native Barcelona after nine years as Alfa Romeo’s chief engineer—the Pegaso, like so many of Ricart’s projects, was a magnificent folly. Keep Reading