Automobiles in 1958
A vehicle of the future -- still in its
formative stage -- able to travel by land, sea, air, and
even into space on display at an automobile show in New
York City, New York.
swivel seats that swung out 40 degrees and eliminated
awkwardness in entering and exiting the car, especially
The General Motors Firebird III
replaced the steering wheel, accelerator, and brake pedal
with a single-stick control.
This three-wheel Bond Minicar
went 80 miles on a gallon of gas.
Toyota began selling its
"Toyopet" Crown in the United States in June
Germany's Wartburg was designed
for camping trips.
Ford's 1959 Galaxie sedan
resembled its 1959 Thunderbird.
Studebaker's 1959 Lark was built
for economy and durability.
The Colony Park was one of two
station wagons offered by Mercury for the 1959 model
The 1959 Catalina Vista was the
cheapest full-size car in the Pontiac line. The 4-door
sedan model is shown.
The Chevrolet Impala was
completely redesigned for the 1959 model year. The 4-door
sport sedan is shown.
The DeSoto Fireflite was
redesigned for the 1959 model year, and an electric clock
became standard equipment. The hardtop sedan is shown.
A number of changes were made to
the Rambler Ambassador for the 1959 model year. The V-8,
4-door sedan is shown.
the Year 1958
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