The Jeep Willys became popular after World War II and was sold in a variety of formats. This early 1950s model Jeep pickup proclaims its 4-wheel-drive configuration on the side of the hood. It was found in retirement on Highway 82 near the Continental Divide in Colorado. (Photos by Jim Prueter)
This 1941 Cadillac was found in South Carolina in what looks like restorable condition. In 1941 Cadillac introduced the optional Hydra-Matic, the first mass-produced fully automatic transmission, offered the previous year on the Oldsmobile. Notice the Flying Lady Goddess ornament that graced the hood of the '41 model. Above, an ad for the 1941 Series 62 Cadillac. (Top photo by Ralph Gable)
The first-generation Hudson Hornet, built between 1951 and 1954, was popular because of its "step-down" design with a dropped floorpan and chassis with a lower center of gravity. But the second generation car lost its luster as a restyled Nash, badge engineered as a Hudson. It was built between 1955 and 1957 before being terminated. This 1955 Hudson Hornet, discovered by auto journalist Peter Hubbard in Texas, looks to be in restorable condition.