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Automobiles in 1958

vehicle of the future 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. Dodge introduced swivel seats that swung out 40 degrees and eliminated awkwardness in entering and exiting the car, especially for women. Dodge ad showing swivel seats
Firebird III A single stick controlled General Motors' Firebird III, replacing steering wheel, accelerator, and brake pedal. Toyota began selling its "Toyopet" Crown in the United States in June 1958. Toyopet Crown
Minicar This three-wheel Bond Minicar went 80 miles on a gallon of gas. Germany's Wartburg was designed for camping trips. Wartburg
Ford Galaxie Ford's 1959 Galaxie sedan resembled its 1959 Thunderbird. Studebaker's 1959 Lark was built for economy and durability. Studebaker Lark
Mercury Colony Park station eagon The Colony Park was one of two station wagons offered by Mercury for the 1959 model year. The 1959 Catalina Vista was the cheapest full-size car in the Pontiac line. The 4-door sedan model is shown. PontiacCatalina Vista
Chevrolet Impala 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. DeSoto Fireflite
    A number of changes were made to the Rambler Ambassador for the 1959 model year. The V-8, 4-door sedan is shown. Rambler Ambassador


In the Year 1958

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