American Cars, 1946-1959: Every Model, Year by Year by J. Kelly Flory

By J. Kelly Flory

From the resumption of vehicle construction on the shut of global conflict II in the course of the Fifties, the yankee automobile might see the births and deaths of numerous brands, nice technological advances, and an period of dramatic styling as a prospering country asserted its growing to be mobility. autos of this era are one of the so much iconic automobiles ever in-built the U.S.: the 1949 Ford, the notable Studebaker designs of 1950 and 1953, the 1955-1957 Chevrolets, the "Forward Look" Chrysler items, the ill-fated Edsel and plenty of others.

This entire reference ebook info each version from all the significant brands (including independents corresponding to Kaiser-Frazer and Crosley yet with the exception of very low-volume marques akin to Tucker) from version years 1946 via 1959. yr through 12 months, it offers an summary of the and marketplace, by means of anyone file on every one corporation: its major information for the 12 months (introductions or cancellations of types, new engines and transmissions, advertisements issues, revenues developments etc.); its construction figures and marketplace prestige; and its powertrain choices, paint shades and significant strategies. The company's types are then special separately with such details as physique types, costs, dimensions and weights, common apparatus and creation figures. approximately 1,000 images are incorporated.

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82%. Introduction date: February 5, 1946. Six-cylinder Convertibles — March 8, 1946. Assembly plants: Detroit, MI. Serial number identification: Six to eight digit codes on plate located on right front door hinge pillar. First digit is model year designation (3 = 1946). Second digit is equal to the second digit from series code as in chart below. Remaining digits are sequential serial numbers beginning with 101 and ending as follows in chart below. Serial numbers may have been skipped. Examples: 31101 is a 1946 Hudson Super Six, serial number 101; 3495100 is a 1946 Hudson Commodore Custom, serial number 95100.

Parking lights continued to be high mounted rectangular units, located between the headlight and the hood opening on the front fender. A new full-length bodyside stainless steel molding with a groove in it ran back from the front of the hood sides, passing just below the side windows, and followed the rear quarter panel curve down, ending just short of the point where the rear fender and trunk lid met. Front and rear fender moldings were seen. The rest of the car’s exterior styling and interior appointments remained essentially unchanged, with the exception of a greater use of plastics on interior trim.

Stylemaster replaced the Master DeLuxe Stylemaster, and Fleetmaster replaced the Special DeLuxe Fleetmaster. Technically the Fleetline models were the top line Chevrolets, but they were a sub-series of the Fleetmaster series, and therefore are included with the parent series in the listings below, as most important features were shared. The Fleetline model numbers are also numbered within the Fleetmaster series. Otherwise, the GM A-body Chevys continued with few changes from the 1942 models. 6% from 1942.

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