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Mario's Tribute to 1940's Muscle Cars

1940 Chevy 2dr Coupe

1940 Chevy

1940 Chevy Business Coupe

1940 216.5ci 85hp inline 6cyl. Same HP as Ford's Flathead V8.

1940 Chevy

1940 Ford "Teardrop" headlights

1940 Ford Business Coupe

1940 221ci 85hp Flathead V8

1940 Ford

1941 Cadillac

1941 Series 62 Convertible

1941 346ci 150hp V8 L-Head

1941 Cadillac

1941 Plymouth

1941 Deluxe Business Coupe

1941 217ci 91hp L head 6 cyl

1941 Plymouth

1942 Buick

1942 Series 50 Convertible

1942 Buick 248ci 118hp straight 8

1942 Buick

1942 Packard

1942 160 Convertible

1942 356ci 160hp inline 8

1942 Packard

1946 Ford

1946 Super Deluxe Coupe

1946 239ci 100hp Flathead V8

1946 Ford

1946 Chrysler

1946 Windsor Convertible

1946 250ci 114hp inline 6

1946 Chrysler

1947 Chevy

1947 Fleetmaster Woody Convertible

1947 216.5ci 90hp Inline 6

1947 Chevy

1947 Ford

1947 Two door Coupe

1947 239ci 95hp Flathead V8

1947 Ford

1948 Mercury

1948 Eight Convertible

1948 239ci 100hp Flathead V8

1948 Mercury

1948 Cadillac

1948 Series 62 First Finned car

1948 346ci 150hp Flathead V8

1948 Cadillac

1948 Tucker Torpedo

1948 Tucker Torpedo

1948 6cyl Rear engine 335ci 166hp

1948 Tucker Torpedo

1949 Buick

1949 Series 56C Convertible

1949 248ci 115hp Fireball Straight 8

1949 Buick

1949 Packard

1949 Victoria Super 8

1949 356ci 165hp Straight Eight

1949 Packard


Video and audio clips

1940 Chevy Commercial


1940 Ford Commercial


1940 Chrysler Fluid Drive


1941 Ford Line Commercial


1942 Olds Commercial


1948 Olds Commercial


1948 Tucker Commercial


1949 Mercury Commercial


1949 Chevy Commercial


1949 Pontiac Commercial



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Comments

Mario on Jul 11, 2022 said:

The 1940’s started out as an extension of the 1930’s through 1941 then auto production ended in early 1942 due to WWII. The focus for manufacturing companies was to Military needs. It’s as if time stood still for the next four years as the war continued.

Post war in 1945 the car manufacturers had to retool back to Civilian needs from Military. The 1946 to 1948 cars were virtually the old pre-1941 cars with minor changes. It took three years from 1945 to design, retool and manufacture new cars for the 1948/1949 model years.

The newly designed cars of the late forties were a huge hit as sales overwhelmed production. We were back in full bloom working overtime and trying to get back to some sense of normality.

This Tribute is for the fast, sporty, flashy, muscle cars of the Forties. We redefined ourselves and our redesigned cars went along for the ride. Enjoy!

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57timemachine on Jul 12, 2022 said:

There were some very classy rides in the 1940's. The beginning of the horse power race towards the late 40's. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

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Mario on Jul 12, 2022 said:

Very true George. One can see the "birth" of the Fifties in the late 40's and it was an exciting time in our history of cars. Cheers!

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