10 Cars From the '50s That You Need To See Before You Die

1951 Chrysler New Yorker

This is the year that the first "Hemi," or an internal combustion engine with hemispherical-head chamber design, was introduced. The V8s, then known as FirePower engines, were 331 cubic inches and produced 180 horsepower, an extremely efficient displacement-to-horsepower ratio. The overhead-valve blocks were first used in the New Yorker and the Imperial. The New Yorker, at the time, was Chrysler's top-of-the-line model and was even selected as the Indy 500 pace car that year.

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