By J. Kelly Flory

ISBN-10: 0786432292

ISBN-13: 9780786432295

From the resumption of vehicle creation on the shut of global battle II in the course of the Nineteen Fifties, the yankee car might see the births and deaths of numerous brands, nice technological advances, and an period of dramatic styling as a prospering country asserted its turning out to be mobility. autos of this era are one of the such a lot iconic autos ever in-built the us: the 1949 Ford, the outstanding Studebaker designs of 1950 and 1953, the 1955-1957 Chevrolets, the "Forward Look" Chrysler items, the ill-fated Edsel and lots of others.

This entire reference e-book info each version from all the significant brands (including independents corresponding to Kaiser-Frazer and Crosley yet apart from very low-volume marques similar to Tucker) from version years 1946 via 1959. yr by way of 12 months, it presents an summary of the and marketplace, by way of somebody record on each one corporation: its major information for the 12 months (introductions or cancellations of versions, new engines and transmissions, advertisements issues, revenues traits etc.); its construction figures and industry prestige; and its powertrain choices, paint colours and significant concepts. The company's types are then particular separately with such info as physique kinds, costs, dimensions and weights, usual gear and creation figures. approximately 1,000 pictures are integrated.

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Exterior styling was updated to include streamlined fenders with a front to rear beltline crease. The grille for 1946 was a mesh type split grille, one on each side of the car’s centerline. Each side dipped down below the closely mounted headlamps, which were actually set on the car’s front panel, not on the fender end. Fender mounted vent openings provided fresh air to the passenger compartment. Doors continued to use externally mounted hinges. The 4-passenger Crosley interior continued to be of a very basic design.

Base FADP Town & Country 2-Door Convertible, 6-p. Town & Country 4-Door Sedan, 6-p. ) Town & Country 4-Door Sedan, 6-p. ) TOTALS C-39N C-38W C-39N Avg. Price *For body style production totals for 1946–1948, see 1948 Chrysler section. $2,743 $2,366 $2,718 $2,609 Change from Shipping Model Year Change from LY Wt. ” Measurements Nameplate year of origin: 1940. Current bodystyle lifespan: 1942 through first-series 1949. 21%. Primary competition: Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood, and Packard Custom Super Clipper.

0 Models Available DeLuxe 2-Door Coupe, 3-p. DeLuxe 2-Door Sedan, 6-p. DeLuxe 2-Door Club Coupe, 6-p. Model No. Base FADP Change from LY Shipping Wt. 88% 3302 3397 3392 NA* NA* NA* NA NA NA 35 1946 • DeSoto Model No. Base FADP Change from LY S11-S Avg. 00% DeLuxe 4-Door Sedan, 6-p. TOTALS Shipping Wt. 57% *For body style production totals for 1946–1948, see 1948 DeSoto section. Custom “New streamlined styling ... new driving ease ... new safety ... ” Nameplate year of origin: 1939. Current bodystyle lifespan: 1942 through first-series 1949.

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