1948

Standard Vanguard I

Standard Vanguard 1948-1952 

1948 Standard Vanguard I1948 Standard Vanguard I

When production got going again after World War II, most of Britain's cars were intended for overseas markets.

1948 Standard Vanguard instrument panel1948 Standard Vanguard instrument panel

Citroën 2CV

1968 Citroën 2CV AZ1968 Citroën 2CV AZ

Peugeot 203 (1948-1960)

During the war Peugeot had been planning a new 'post-war' model, and were able to introduce the new 203 in the Autumn of 1947. It was a sensationally modern car with a streamlined unitary body and a new four-cylinder 1300 cc engine. Although it would continue to be manufactured for many years longer, its replacement already appeared in 1955: the Peugeot 403.

1953 203

1953 Peugeot 203

Ford Taunus 1948-1951

The 1948-1951 Ford Taunus was known as the "Buckel" (similar to 'fastback')

1948 Ford Taunus

1948 Ford Taunus

1948 Ford Taunus

1948 Ford Taunus

Pullman & Imperial 1948-1953

Pullman & Imperial 1948-1953 Limousines

Jaguar XK 120 (1948-1954)

The sensational 120 was introduced in 1948. It shared its chassis with the Mark V, although the 120's was shortened somewhat. The XK120 was equipped with the new twin-cam six cylinder engine.

Jaguar XK120

Jaguar XK120

© Phil Seed 2002

Jaguar XK 120

XK 120 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

 

Specification Jaguar XK 120

Porsche 356

These are the first series, built from 1948 to 1952 with a split windscreen and very low bumpers. These cars were built in Gmünd until 1951 when Porsche moved back to Stuttgart.

Porsche 356

1949 Porsche 356
 
 

Porsche 356

1949 Porsche 356

 

Triumph Roadster & TRX

1948 Triumph Roadster

1948 Triumph Roadster 2000

Image courtesy of the Triumph Roadster Club secretary.

1949 Triumph Roadster 2000

1949 Triumph Roadster 2000

The advertisement for the Roadster 2000 appeared on the cover of Motor magazine in 1949. It replaced the 1800 cc unit.

A70 Hampshire 1948-1950

A70 Hampshire 1948-1950
A70

Austin A70 Hampshire

A70

Austin A70 Hampshire

Wolseley 4/50 1948-1953

Wolseley 4/50 1948-1953

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