favorite 1950 car

Top 5 Favorite Cars from the 1950’s

It’s one of the most important moments in life, we remember it like it was yesterday. Starting up our first automobile, revving the engine, grinding the clutch, feeling the wind usher in the excitement of an open road. We polled our Members at Brightwater about hitting the road in their very first car. These are their favorite cars from the 1950’s.

favorite 1950 car

1950’s Top 5 Car Manufacturers

  • Chevrolet – 40%
  • Ford – 30%
  • Pontiac – 15%
  • Plymouth – 10%
  • Jeep – 5%
 

1950’s Miles Per Gallon

  • 15 MPG and Under MPG – 15%
  • 20 MPG – 45%
  • 25 MPG – 35%
  • 30+ MPG – 5%

Average Cost of First 1950’s Car

  • $2,001 + – 30%
  • $1,500 – $2,000 – 35%
  • $1,001 – $1,499 – 15%
  • $501 – $1,000 – 15%
  • $500 and under – 5%
 

Years Owned First 1950’s Car

  • 9 + years – 15%
  • 7 – 8 years – 25%
  • 5-6 years and Under MPH – 25%
  • 3-4 years- 20%
  • 2 or less years- 15%

Throughout life we each experience unique moments that shape our existence and create lifelong memories. Big Moments and Tall Tales is a visual storytelling project created to expose the rich experiences and interesting bits of life as told by our Members. Stories about their own ‘Big Moments’ and their ‘Tall Tales’, quirky and eccentric adventures. We invite you to enjoy the ride as we learn about our Members experiences through their eyes, and connect you the reader, with these extraordinary stories of childhood, wisdom, family, love, adventure, war, careers and everything in-between.

* All statistics represented are specific to Brightwater Retirement Community.
This information does not reflect a national average.