Britain has made its name in the world of classic cars in the 1950s with names like Triumph TR2 sports car launched in 1952 and the Sunbeam Alpine, a year later. As the decade, another company associated with former British vehicles of the era, Jaguar XK140 and launched its range of MK II.
As the UK car industry itself recovered from the restrictions of war in the 1940s, Sunbeam entered the new decade with the launch of the Alps. It was a development of the Talbot Sunbeam 80, first published in the 40 years of age. The Alpine is a name as an excellent rally car, the Mk III model 90 by winning the Monte Carlo 1955, but was intrigued by this year to be replaced by the sword.
Powerful Jaguar vehicles are easily identifiable with classic British cars of the 1950s. Jaguar introduced its XK 120 sports car, with a 3.4 liter engine in 1948, but in the early years of the new decade has moved the production site at Browns Lane in Coventry. In 1954 the company had improved in the XK120 to the XK140.
The 1950s were a golden era for Jaguar as it became known in the world of motorsport. But the end had come into another car that would become a classic with the launch of the Mk II sedan.
Join the ranks of classic British car manufacturers of the 1950 Ford also – although its British operation. Models like the Zodiac, Zephyr and Consul, all British designs were implemented during the decade. In 1956, Ford had produced the Mk II versions of these cars.
Other big names in the automobile of the era are the likes of CA and Austin. CA has developed a 2-liter in 1950, which came in different body styles. In 1953 he introduced the popular roadster sports already past mid Aceca Cup was added at hand.
During the 1950 Austin were not far behind in the production of new models. But one in particular, would become a true British classic. It was none other than the Austin Seven. Launched in 1959, it would be better known as the Mini – a model that, in its various forms is available today.