Looking back at some of the all-time best American automotive classics introduced in the 1950s, many will immediately mention the Ford
Thunderbird. In that post World War II era, American automakers weren't afraid to take risks in styling, going all-out with the chrome and eccentric tail fins.
Yes, it truly was a golden era. And while many of those cars were later discontinued, the T-Bird managed to survive until 1997. After a five year hiatus, it returned in 2002 with a love it or hate it retro design.