1958 was a Recession year which affected the Auto Industry as well as all the other industries. 1958 had the lowest total auto sales in the decade of just 4,567,518 cars and it took 2 years for sales to reach 7 million in 1960.
Unemployment in Detroit reached 20%, marking the height of the Recession of 1958 in the United States.
The cars for 1958 were longer, lower, with many options and color choices. Quad headlights were now standard across the industry and engine sizes grew along with horsepower. By now all the cars had a 12-volt electrical system to provide more power for starting the larger engines and to power all the new options.
Here is my tribute to the Fabulous 1958 cars. Enjoy, Mario.