1957 Ford Thunderbird
The greatest car to ever be made. The Thunderbird is the quintessential 50s classic automobile. It was an instant success upon its release in 1955.
1950 Jaguar XK120
This is the most famous Jaguar probably ever made. It’s an iconic vehicle known for its superior design, make, and British style. It's a perfect classic car.
1959 MGA 1500
The MGA provided an affordable sports car with handling and design that far exceeded its price.
1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Aston Martins are known for their superior performance and luxury, but the DB4s reign supreme above all other models. The DB4 GT Zagato is a perfect example of classic 50s styling.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
There’s no denying that the Bel Air is a perfect example of the 1950s style. Thanks to its iconic look, it’s still a widely popular car for collectors.
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
This racecar is, without a doubt, a classic of the 50s. It might not have been on every street, but it’s iconic.
1959 Austin Mini
The Austin Mini was a great addition to the automobile world. It’s changed the game in terms of space and overall design. The 50s classic was also a success on the race track.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
The gull wings on the 300SL made waves in 1955. It’s the inspiration for all recurring Mercedes SLSs today.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1
Shockingly, the Corvette was not an instant hit in the US. It took a while for everyone to warm up to it, but it’s undoubtedly one of the best cars to come out of the 50s—and to exist today.
1951 Chrysler New Yorker
It’s a shame family cars today don’t have the beauty and style of the New Yorker. It established Chrysler as a luxury maker of upscale cars.
1955 BMW Isetta (4 Wheel)
There’s something fun and quirky about the BMW Isetta (4 wheel). Its compact and adorable design made them an instant success in Europe.
1955 BMW Isetta (3 Wheel)
Even better than the four-wheel Isetta is the three-wheel variation. It’s a spunky little car to have for weekends and to add to your collection.
1955 Citroen DS
The Citroen was a look before its time. It almost looks like it’s straight out of “The Jetsons.” It was ahead in technology and design, and it was an instant hit. It's still beautiful by today's standards.
1956 BMW 507
The 507 may not have sold well in the 50s, but there’s no denying it’s a beautiful car that will transcend time and trend.
1954 Buick Skylark
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Buick created the Skylark in 1953 as a special edition series of luxury convertibles. It was pricy but was instantly a classic.
1958 Bianchina Supermini
This little pistol is a classic for a few reasons. One, it has a quirky and compact design, and secondly, for its use of two-tone paint.
1958 Fiat 8-V Supersonic
This flawless specimen is a piece of art. The long nose, compact interior, and prowess on the race track made it timeless.
1953 Lotus Mark VI
One of the more unique inclusions on our list, this '50s car was built for speed. When Lotus launched in 1953, it quickly became a contender on the racetrack. Now, the Lotus Mark VI is a priceless piece of equipment.
1952 Maserati A6GCS/ 53 Spyder
The A6GCS and its sister models are responsible for bringing Maserati back from a slump. It’s no wonder they accomplished this with those beautiful curved lines and pure speed.
1954 Fiat 8-V Turbina
If you loved the Fiat 8-V Supersonic, you’ll fall for the Turbina as well. Its bubble-esque design and speed make this car one of the most beautiful in history.
1954 Triumph TR2
The Triumph TR2 is another sports car. It was only made from 1953 to 1955, so it’s rare, but there’s no denying it’s one of the best of the decade.
1955 Alfa Romeo BAT-9
The BAT looks like it just landed from a trip around the universe. It’s aptly named based on its streamlined and futuristic design.
1956 AC Ace Roadster
The Ace Roaster is another racecar that embodies the spirit of the 1950s. With its curved lines and long nose, it fits right in with the other classics.
1958 Vespa 400
When you think of European cars, the Vespa 400 is likely what comes to mind. It’s a spunky microcar that screams “1950s!”
1956 VW Type 1
The very first “slug bug” might not have been a mainstream favorite, but it attracted devoted fans for its unique look upon its arrival to the US after WWII.
1955 Chevy Pickup
There are several Chevy pickups from the 50s, but the '55 model is something truly special. It has elements from the early models, as well as elements kept in later ones, which makes it a perfect example of Chevy in the 50s. Its top model today is the Chevy Silverado.
1952 Cadillac Eldorado
With its whitewall tires, flashy chrome detailing, and pointed fin, the Chevy Eldorado is a classic example of '50s cars. And it had a price tag to match its exquisite design.
1953 Chrysler Imperial
The Chrysler Imperial had a hemi engine, which made it a special car alone. When paired with its streamlined good looks, the Imperial becomes a timeless machine.
1950 Ford F100
The Ford F-Series of trucks are the longest-running trucks in history—and for good reason. And the '50s models are true collectibles. Today, the Ford F-150 is the best-selling model in the country.
1956 Lincoln Continental
Everyone knows a Lincoln Continental is a status symbol today, and it was just as spectacular in the 50s. However, the price tag made it impossible for most to afford, which makes it even more special.