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QOTD: What Are The Best Cars Of The 1950s

I feel the winga-dinga intensifying and need to know which of the post-war metal is best

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A white 1958 BMW 507 is parked with its top down
Photo: Stefan Krause via Wikimedia

Ahh, the 1950s. The post-war economic boom is happening, people are having babies and buying houses. They’re also buying cars and manufacturers are more than happy to oblige with new, thrilling iron that shakes off the last decade-plus of stale design and austerity.

What I want to know is what car — from any country — is best from the 1950s. This means model years 1950-1959. Give me the goods and tell me why you love it.