The Glorious and Terrifying Cinemascope of the 1955 Le Mans 24

Tragedy never looked so good. The 1955 Le Mans 24 Hours has been the darkest ever day of all of motorsports, and British Pathé was there to film it all for the ever-wider silver screen in Cinemascope. » 6/19/14 2:54pm 6/19/14 2:54pm

How Would You Sum Up Your Automotive Activities In A Sentence?

One of the most interesting parts of the automotive world is the variety of different ways a life spent obsessed with cars can manifest itself. From high end car shows to low buck garage bastardization, all car lovers channel their passion in different ways. » 6/23/12 5:00pm 6/23/12 5:00pm

This Is The World's Coolest Gullwing Mercedes Owner

"It gets driven hard and it gets driven often"—these might not be statements you typically expect to hear from the owner of a 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing but it's hard not to smile when you do. » 6/02/12 9:00am 6/02/12 9:00am

1955 Porsche 356 Bent Window Continental Is Simply Beautiful

While some car design is a bit of an acquired taste, it doesn't take more than a glance at the classic lines of an early Porsche 356 to understand why they are such a popular collectible vehicle. One of 1212 356 coupes built in 1955, this bent window Porsche 356 is currently for sale on Ebay. » 5/13/12 12:30pm 5/13/12 12:30pm

Skiing behind vintage Porsches is "the world's most dangerous sport"

These days vintage Porsches are high dollar collector items, but in Bavaria in 1955 they were merely tow vehicles for some crazy skiers. This vintage video takes a look at "the world's most dangerous sport" which evidently involved being towed around a track by motorcycles, Volkswagen Bugs, Porsche 356s and even a… » 2/05/12 2:00pm 2/05/12 2:00pm

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is one awesome gasser

When gasser style cars started appearing at drag strips in the late 50s, they were like nothing anyone had ever seen. They were stripped down hot rods with big engines, wild paint jobs and a weird stance—thanks to the straight front axles that were installed up front to improve traction off the line. » 11/26/11 11:00am 11/26/11 11:00am

Rare 1955 Volkswagen Bus is the oldest of its kind

In 1955 Volkswagen Transporters were nothing more than commercial vehicles, albeit strange and relatively rare commercial vehicles—at least in the US. Volkswagen hadn't yet captured American hearts with their clever advertising and few people even knew what they were. Even so, a few Volkswagens did make it over to… » 11/19/11 12:30pm 11/19/11 12:30pm

Proof used car dealerships were a lot more interesting in 1962

They may have just been used cars back in 1962, but the lineup in front of Lancaster Lincoln Mercury has certainly aged well. Given the opportunity, the chances of us leaving Lancaster Lincoln Mercury without at least the red '58 Desoto and the '57 Plymouth wagon shown here would have been slim to none. » 11/12/11 4:00pm 11/12/11 4:00pm

Elvis Presley's 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood limo to cross the auction block

The 1955 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood limousine that Elvis Presley used to transport his band to shows all over the Southern United States will go up for auction at Bonham's Classic California sale on November 12. » 10/30/11 2:00pm 10/30/11 2:00pm

1954 Chevrolet Nomad Concept replica is as close as you'll get to the…

It's well known the original Corvette based Chevrolet Nomad was destroyed sometime after it was featured in the 1954 GM Motorama. Since you can't own the original this masterfully crafted replica is about as close as you can get to owning the real thing. This replica took the car's owner and creator over 7 years and… » 10/22/11 12:30pm 10/22/11 12:30pm

Mid-engine 1955 Fiat 600 has a Honda motorcycle powerplant

It may still have it's trademark bubble car shape, but there isn't a whole lot else on this Fiat 600 that is the same as when it left the factory in 1955. Where there was once a backseat is now a 170hp engine from a Honda 1000rr. Finding a mid engine 1955 Fiat for sale is anything but a common occurrence, but it comes… » 10/09/11 5:00pm 10/09/11 5:00pm

1969 Camaro is voted the best Chevrolet of all time

As part of their 100 year celebration Chevrolet set up a weird bracket style voting system in an attempt to pick the best car the company ever produced. After 124,368 votes were cast the 1969 Camaro came out victorious. Second place went to the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. » 9/18/11 5:00pm 9/18/11 5:00pm

Heavy Chevy

It may be tired and weathered, but this 1955 Chevrolet 4400 still looks fairly complete. Unfortunately large commercial trucks such as these are not nearly as desirable as smaller trucks of the same era, which means it's unlikely this old truck will ever see the road again. » 7/16/11 12:30pm 7/16/11 12:30pm

Found off the Street: 1955 Ford Fairlane

Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1955 Ford Fairlane. » 6/12/11 9:00am 6/12/11 9:00am

Desoto in Havana

One of the estimated 60,000 old American cars or "Yank Tanks" still on the road in Cuba, this 1955 Desoto appears to have weathered years of regular use fairly well. The trade embargo that limited new American cars being brought to Cuba makes it nearly impossible to get parts for old ones. Often soviet parts are fit… » 4/17/11 12:30pm 4/17/11 12:30pm

1956 Imperial: Separate Name, Separate Tail Lights

Imperials first featured stand alone taillights in 1955 and 1956. Although the taillights were integrated into the fins of the newly designed 57 models, separate taillights made a brief return for the 1961 and 1962 model years. (Photo Credit:bsabarnowl) » 12/19/10 12:30pm 12/19/10 12:30pm

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The 722 in the Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster's name is the number of the 300 SLR that Stirling Moss and Dennis Jenkinson drove to victory in the historic 1955 Mille Miglia. What a tribute. (Photo Credit: EdCallow) » 12/11/10 10:00am 12/11/10 10:00am

1955 Pontiac Chieftain

Welcome to Found Off The Street, our new look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1955 Pontiac Chieftain. » 11/07/10 1:30pm 11/07/10 1:30pm

1955 GMC Half-Ton Pickup

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. 55 years old and still at work! » 7/17/10 9:00am 7/17/10 9:00am

Project Car Hell, Party Like It's 1955 (and You're Broke) Edition:…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! I haven't been able to do as many PCH posts as I'd like, so let's have a 4-fer-1 today! » 12/05/09 5:00pm 12/05/09 5:00pm