Best Cars Of 1940 – The Greatest Cars In The World This Year
Car production was dealt a setback because of World War II. In 1940 pre World War II the US produced 4,680,000 cars. Although each decade in history is different the decade of the 1940’s is by far the most unusual in U.S. automobile history. This was the only period of time when automobile production stopped for a period of 3-4 years.
No cars were manufactured after 1942 due to the advent of World War II. Production for civilians did not resume until 1946 . Early 1940’s saw the first time luxury cars started rolling off a production line. A car showed the wealth and status of its owner. Cars like the Delahaye 135 convertible whose top speeds reached 95 mph, the Delahaye was the ultimate 1940 luxury car.