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Can You Identify These '50s Cars from a Black and White Photo?
by Robin Tyler
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The '50s were an exciting time in the world of motoring and definitely saw a styling shift as cars moved from the rounded looks of the 1930s and 1940s into the long, sleek cars of the 1950s, especially when it came to American models.

Chrome became the order of the day, lots of chrome, and together with pointy tail fins and convertibles, many Chevrolet and Ford models quickly became extremely popular.

On the other side of the Atlantic, European styling still maintained those sleek lines that one associated with the likes of Porsche and Ferrari and towards the end of the decade, cars were generally smaller than their American counterparts.

But would you be able to name an American classic from just one image? Or would you be able to pick out the sleek lines of a 1950s model European sports car? What about a classic American truck, would you be able to identify the make and model? Make no mistake; this quiz will test your auto knowledge like no other. And that's why only 7% of people who undertake it pass it with 100% of the answers correct

But you can do this, your knowledge of cars will see you through!  

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Welcome to Autoversed: your online auto destination. If you consider a vehicle more than just means of transportation; if you treat your ride with love and care; if, even after years of driving, the feeling of accelerating hard on the open road still gets you revved up – you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a daily commuter looking for a reliable ride, a car enthusiast thinking about your next hot rod, or a parent who needs to get the kids from A to Z, Autoversed has something for you. We’ve got the lowdown on hot exotic rides, pricy luxury vehicles, eco-friendly green machines, rugged off-roaders, and more. Come take a look!