50s car

1956 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan at Klairmont Kollections in Chicago.

This was the first year that Cadillac produced the pillarless sedans.  It featured a 365 cu in (6.0 liter) V8 engine producing a much needed 263 horsepower (196 kW) and 378 lb-ft (513 Nm) of torque to push all of that Detroit chrome and steel to 60 miles-per-hour (97 km/hr) in around 12 seconds according to Popular Mechanics.  This was very impressive at the time.  As expected, fuel consumption was 10.6 miles-per-U.S. gallon (22.19 L/100km).


1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV at a cars and coffee event in the Chicago area.

Sometimes I have more fun taking photos of certain cars and it’s hard to explain exactly why.  It has nothing to do with the type of car or the model, but rather the individual car in its setting that makes me see its details in a new way.  Although I do like old Lincoln Continentals, there were cars that I normally find much more interesting at this event, but there was something about this Lincoln that demanded my attention.


1952 Morris Minor convertible (Series II) at Fuelfed Coffee and Classics in Winnetka, Illinois.

The Morris Minor was almost called the Morris Mosquito.  It was designed under the supervision of Sir Alec Issigonis who also was responsible for many other successful British cars including the famous Mini.  More than 1.6 million of these were made during its long production period from 1948 to 1972.  It was available as a two-door, four-door, convertible, woody estate (wagon), panel van, and even a pick-up.