Standard Vanguard 1948-1952
When production got going again after World War II, most of Britain's cars were intended for overseas markets.
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 Peugeot 203
The 1948-1951 Ford Taunus was known as the "Buckel" (similar to 'fastback')
Pullman & Imperial 1948-1953 Limousines
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.
© Phil Seed 2002
Specification Jaguar XK 120
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.
Image courtesy of the Triumph Roadster Club secretary.
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
Wolseley 4/50 1948-1953