Mid-Range Family Sedans 1940

Once hostilities were over, factory owners flush with money from war contracts hurried to fill their factories' capacities with car manufacturing again. However, shortages of raw materials-especially steel-meant that many stayed initially with old-fashioned construction techniques like wood body frames, aluminum body panels, and fabric-covered roofs. Some rushed pre-war models back into production, while others took the time to develop all-new models.