Most Iconic Cars: 1950-1970

Continuing our journey through the history of America’s most iconic cars, here are the next batch in this multiple part series…

1950s: 1955 Chevy Bel Air

More so than any other car, the 1955 Chevy Bel Air matched the entire feel of the 1950s perfectly. The entire car, especially in its eggshell blue or fire engine red color, looked like an actual sock-hop! But what sets this particular series apart from the Bel Air collection is that it was actual the first model in Chevy’s second generation of Bel Air cars. Setting it apart from the first generation of Bel Airs, the 1955 second generation received an entire makeover, with a new clean, sleek design. The grille to this model was inspired by Ferrari, giving it a luxury feel at an affordable price.

1960s: 1965 Mustang GT

With a huge selection of classic muscle cars to choose from, narrowing the sixties down to one vehicle is a difficult task. With absolute classics like the Chevelle, Camero, and others, the 1965 Ford Mustang GT still stands out. The Ford Mustang has been around for quite some time, and is still sold in a number of varieties to this very day. But the ’65 Mustang GT was the first GT (Grant Touring) of its kind.With its iconic design and multifaceted appeal, this GT set the stage for numerous makes and models manufactured by Ford.

1970s: 1978 Pontiac Trans Am

While 1970s architecture and interior design leave a lot to be desired, the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am is everything anyone in the ‘70’s could have wanted. Aside from its impeccable design and style, the car was extremely practical in terms of functionality. While many vehicles during this time period experienced a decline in overall performance and fuel efficiency, the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am altered this negative trend and was able to increase performance levels due to innovative engineering.