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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.

vehicle of the future

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

The General Motors Firebird III replaced the steering wheel, accelerator, and brake pedal with a single-stick control.

Firebird III

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 1958.

Toyopet Crown

Germany's Wartburg was designed for camping trips.


Ford's 1959 Galaxie sedan resembled its 1959 Thunderbird.

Ford Galaxie

Studebaker's 1959 Lark was built for economy and durability.

Studebaker Lark

The Colony Park was one of two station wagons offered by Mercury for the 1959 model year.

Mercury Colony Park station eagon

The 1959 Catalina Vista was the cheapest full-size car in the Pontiac line. The 4-door sedan model is shown.

PontiacCatalina Vista

The Chevrolet Impala was completely redesigned for the 1959 model year. The 4-door sport sedan is shown.

Chevrolet Impala

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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