30 Vintage Photos of Cars During the Winter of the 1950s and 1960s

1950s cars were some of the most classic, powerful and unsafe cars ever driven. The modern designs and acceleration abilities were getting more and more amazing every year. The auto industry was starting to experiment with a new concept called a “sports car.” By the end of the 1950s, Americans fell in love with the sports car. After all, the 1950s gave birth to the Corvette.

In 1960, car buyers were demanding smaller vehicles. Compact cars were marketed heavily by every automobile manufacturer, in stark contrast to the 1950s. New models included the Ford Falcon, the Chevrolet Corvair and the Plymouth Valiant. Soon after, Lincoln-Mercury released the Comet and Dodge introduced the Dart.
Midway through 1960, General Motors announced that it would offer three smaller cars, the Buick Special, the Oldsmobile F-85 and the Pontiac Tempest. This focus on smaller cars domestically caused a sharp drop in import sales.
Here is a set of amazing vintage photos captured cars during the winter of the 1950s and 1960s.
1950s and 1960s cars in Portland, Maine


1939 Mercury at The Christmas Tree Lodge on the Mount Rose Highway south of Reno, Nevada, 1950


1941 Buick Special Sedanet


1950s and 1960s cars in snow


1950s cars in Georgetown


1950s Chevy, Ford and Plymouth cars


1950s Montreal


1950s used cars at Manny's Motor Mart


1953 Cars at Sunoco Gas Station, Columbus, Ohio, 1953


1953 Mercury Monterey


1955 Mercury Monterey Sedan


1955 Opel Kapitän


1955 Studebaker Champion


1955-1958 Opel Kapitän


1956 Chevrolet 150


1957-1960 Opel Olympia Rekord


1958 Cadillac Coupe Deville


1959 Buick Lesabre


1960 Rambler Custom


1960s trailer


Buick Wildcat coupe in Minnesota, April 1965


Buick, registered to California during the early 1950s


Early 1950s cars in city wintertime scene


Early 1950s Chevrolets on a car dealers lot


Early 1960s street scene with 1950s and 1960s cars


Late 1940s Cadillac


Mid 1950s Cadillac hardtop


Mid 1950s winter ski trip with 1940s and 1950s cars


Sedan and truck during winter, circa 1950s


Vermont winter, 1956