1950s British Cars

When the Triumph TR2 debuted in 1953, it became clear that the British motor car industry was going to be a force to be reckoned with throughout the rest of the fifties. The Standard Motor Company produced over eight thousand of these cars in the short, two-year production time, but the car's sleek, smooth lines and status as a true 100 mile per hour sports car made a lasting impression. The Sunbeam Alpine coupé was another of the best loved 1950s British cars that emerged on the market in 1953. The car gained notoriety, winning the Monte Carlo rally in 1955. The Alpine was even driven in an Alfred Hitchcock film, "To Catch A Thief," starring Cary Grant and the elegant Grace Kelly.

British auto manufacturers continued to prove themselves in the decade that followed. Jaguar cars were especially fast and beautiful during this era. The 1954 XK120 is particularly prized. The alloy body and ash frame were only produced in small quantities, making this a very rare car. The car came in three separate body types--the open two-seater, or OTS model, the fixed head coupe, or FHC, and the rarest form, the drophead coupe, a true convertible. The convertible body style boasted a walnut veneer dash and trim, padded canvas top, and fixed wind screen. Jaguar continued to build a reputation throughout the fifties, producing hit luxury car after hit luxury car.

Other notable manufacturers in the fifties included Austin and AC. Austin, produced the Austin Seven. This car is better known by a later name--the ever popular and long-enduring Mini. This car, in various forms, still continues in production. Austin began producing the car at the end of the decade, in 1959. One needs only to look at the road to see that the popularity of the car still persists. AC, marketed the beloved Ace two-seater beginning in 1951. The two litre car, fast for the time, and reaching speeds of over 103 miles per hour, is now worth up to $400,000 in a fully restored condition, making the Ace a very desirable car. Even Ford Motor Company played into the great boom in British autos in the 1950s, through the British operation of the company. The Zephyr, a British design, was the largest passenger car available in the British Ford line.

The fifties were an incredible era for the success of British auto manufacturers. Today, British motor cars produced in this time period are highly valued and feverishly sought after by a great number of collectors.

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VINTAGE 1950'S CAR CLUB MC ATHLETIC ROCKABILLY JERSEY SHIRT -DEADSTOCK- XL- NR
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1950's Car Coat-3/4 Length -Dark Green Cotton Waffle Fabric w/Toggles-M-VG
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LADIES VINTAGE 1950'S CAR CLUB JACKET WICHITA KANSAS
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VINTAGE 1950S CORDUROY CAR COAT WOOLRICH 42
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Vintage 1950's Car Club Satin Jacket
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1950s 60s Tooled Leather and Stained Belt w Camping Motif Tent old Cars Camper
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Vintage 1950's Car Club Jacket and Plaque - Road Kings - St. Paul, MN
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VTG 1950's Pink Green Floral Linen Silk Lined Spring Trench Car Coat Sz L
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VTG 1950'S 60'S  SIR JAC CLICKER STYLE CAR CLUB JACKET KHAKI Xl
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CIRCLE SKIRT 1950S  Rockabilly SWING CAR CLUB DANCE VINTAGE GREEN AZTECA  14
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CIRCLE SKIRT 1950S  Rockabilly SWING CAR CLUB DANCE VINTAGE MAN HORSES 14
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1950's Car Coat-Gold Wool w/Faux Leather Trim-Medium-VG-UPTOWN LOOK- SALE
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  1950s LONG SLEEVE SURFER SWEAT SHIRT by CHAMPION ROCKABILLY HOT ROD CAR CLUB
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Mens 1950's 50's Car Coat
Mens 1950's 50's Car Coat
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PRIDE OF ENGLAND VINTAGE MENS TIE 1950'S 1960'S 1970'S FASHION FUN ANTIQUE CARS
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DEAD-STOCK Vintage 1950s *ROCKABILLY FLECKED WOOL CAR COAT w/SCARF*  $49.99
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CIRCLE SKIRT 1950S  Rockabilly SWING CAR CLUB DANCE VINTAGE BROWN HAND PAINT 20
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VTG 1950s Womens Cashmere Blonde Mink Collar Swing Car Dress Coat Norcrest XL
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AMAZING Rare Vintage 1950s Landsdown Stock Car Racing T Shirt Hot Rod Dragster
AMAZING Rare Vintage 1950s Landsdown Stock Car Racing T Shirt Hot Rod Dragster
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1950s LEE WORK CLOTHING ADVERTISING BANDANA  LEVIS XX DENIM CAR CLUB   HOTROD
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1950's Red Plaid Wool Unlined Jacket, Car Club, Stadium Length, Unisex, sz 42
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 1950s SHORT SLEEVE SURFER SWEAT SHIRT HO HO HO !  ROCKABILLY HOT ROD CAR CLUB
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CIRCLE SKIRT 1950S  Rockabilly SWING CAR CLUB DANCE VINTAGE DIAMONDS 12
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Vintage 1950s Flint, Michigan Local 326 Flocked Womens Car Plant Work Shirt, M
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ORIGINAL TUTONE BLACK & WHITE 1950s CAR CLUB GABARDINE JACKET BY NORTEX!
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1950s DEADSTOCK BIG SMITH WORK SHIRT GUSSETS ROCKABILLY WORKWEAR CAR CLUB
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FRENCH 1950s RACE CAR SILVER KEYCHAIN KEYRING -CAR RACING SPORT- FROM FRANCE-NEW
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1950s TUTONE GABARDINE SHIRT BY SPORTSMAN OF HOLLYWOOD ROCKABILLY CAR CLUB DRAGS
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1950s COUNTESS MARA IRRIDESCENT GOLD SILK SHIRT ROCKABILLY CAR CLUB
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1950s DEAD STOCK PLAID COTTON SPORT SHIRT by RIGGS ROCKABILLY CAR CLUB HOTROD
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1950s DEADSTOCK  WARDS BRENT FLANNEL SHIRT ROCKABILLY HOT ROD CAR CLUB   RACE
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Vintage Flannel Shirt Big Bill 1950's NOS Rockabilly Hot Rod Car Club Nice!
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1950's SHORT SLEEVE SWEATSHIRT BURWELL BOBCATS ROCKABILLY HOT ROD CAR CLUB
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CIRCLE SKIRT 1950S  Rockabilly SWING CAR CLUB DANCE VINTAGE BLK SIZE 12
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1950s ARROW GABARDINE SHIRT GORDIAN KNOT DESIGN ROCKABILLY CAR CLUB
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1950's chocolate brown wool car coat with mink collar
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1950s  HO HO HO! GRAPHICS SHORT SLEEVE SWEAT SHIRT  ROCKABILLY HOT ROD  CAR CLUB
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CIRCLE SKIRT 1950S  Rockabilly SWING CAR CLUB DANCE VINTAGE LEAFY  SIZE 12
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1950s DEADSTOCK BUD BERMA TUTONE GABARDINE SHIRT ROCKABILLY CAR CLUB HOTROD
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1950s MARLBORO SNOWFLAKE DESIGN GABARDINE SHIRT ROCKABILLY HOT ROD CAR CLUB
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1950s PULLOVER V NECK TUTONE SWEATER by GARY REED ROCKABILLY CAR CLUB HOT ROD
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MID CENTURY CLIP ON CAR SALESMAN TRUE VTG 1950's RAYON NECKTIES neck tie USA
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