10. Cadillac Cyclone
Cadillac introduced many interesting cars during the ‘50s but the most memorable and influential was the 1959 Cyclone. They built it on a shortened chassis with an advanced independent suspension all around. The addition of the 390 V8 engine made the Cyclone a functional sports car with performance far better than the regular model.
Interestingly, they allegedly fitted the Cyclone with a radar they mounted in front cones. They designed it to detect vehicles in front to help drivers avoid a crash. However, 70 years later, this technology is common in almost all new vehicles. But back in the late ‘50s, it was science fiction.