Best Cars Of 1942 – The Greatest Cars In The World This Year
Did the U.S. manufacture of automobiles come to a halt during World War II? Yes, it halted completely. No cars, commercial trucks, or auto parts were made from February 1942 to October 1945.
On January 1, 1942, all sales of cars, as well as the delivery of cars to customers who had previously contracted for them. All manufacturers ended their production of automobiles on February 22, 1942. The January 1942 production quota had been a little over 100,000 automobiles and light trucks. The units manufactured at the beginning of February would bring up the total number of vehicles in a newly established car stockpile to 520,000. These would be available during the duration of the war for rationed sales by auto dealers to purchasers deemed “essential drivers.”