Opulence and High Performance 1950





The 1950s saw prosperity slowly return after World War II, and with it increasing demand for cars of the highest luxury. But now, as roads improved and people's horizons broadened, ultimate performance was a goal, too. The best post-war cars were expected to cruise all day at 100 mph (161 km/h)-more if they claimed to be serious sports cars-and before long, that's what they did.