Thursday, July 16, 2015

1955 Los Angeles Auto Show Part Eighteen: Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Mercedes and Volkswagen

I'll conclude this lengthy series with all the ads for the foreign cars which appeared at the 1955 Los Angeles auto show. 




1955 Los Angeles Auto Show Part Seventeen: Willys


Willys has one of the strangest stories in the annals of American car companies.  This was the last year for the passenger cars.  You can read more about it here

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

1955 Los Angeles Auto Show Part Sixteen: Hudson

Hudson, which had been around since 1909, was acquired by Nash -- and obviously no effort was made to make it distinctive in appearance.  The name would disappear entirely by 1957.