1955 was a great year for cars…lots of cars

Submitted by MyFunCloset February 9th, 2012
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Detroit was THE city of progress.  My uncle was part of the steel business that made these beauties.  A new car every year.

Don’t ya just love these beauties???

Ford seem to have the big ad budget the Buick & Chrysler had.

Even the Chevy & Pontiac lacked a big ad budget. The model and dog weren’t very impressed.

Just love the lines of chrome, white wall tires & port holes on the side. Where’s this original illustration today?

Glam photo with a super model. Big budget shoot. Not sure Detroit’s snow made this practical to drive. More a westcoast must have.

6 Responses to “1955 was a great year for cars…lots of cars”

  1. Allee Willis

    I’m happy to say that I’m holding down the 1955 fort by still having a 55 Studebaker and a 55 Desoto. Though they’re both up on blocks until I can afford to cherry them out, I still can look out of my window and see automotive brilliance every day.

    What did your uncle do in the steel business? My father was president of the Scrap Federation of America. His scrapyard, Eastern Iron and Metal, was on Mt. Elliott. I Drove by it the last time I was in Detroit. The powder blue buildings still stand but the 6 block scrapyard is just an empty field now.

    Long live 1955!

  2. Mark Milligan

    All beautiful. The first picture of the Buick reminded me of one of the styling affects they used in those days. The holes in the sides of the front fenders. Some of the models had 4 holes on the side, and some had 3.

  3. MyFunCloset

    I think I shared a bit of this info last year, maybe not. Not sure of the company my uncle was with but he was in sales in the scrap steel business. Does the name Jack “Babe” Schneider sound familiar? That’s who he worked for. This goes back to the 50’s & I’ve lost track of the family so I don’t have details. They lived in the 7 mile Road area.

    • Allee Willis

      Doesn’t sound familiar but I’m horrible with names and my dad isn’t around anymore to ask. But we lived just a couple blocks east of 7 Mile. My dad’s scrapyard was way on the other side of the city tho.