A Life In Cars

The life story of Dickie Sutherland


Motoring Potted History in the 1950’s

A potted history of Cars new and used available after World War 2

While by 1939 around one in four South Australian families had a car – now likely to be a sedan rather than the canvas-roofed tourer of previous decades – the Great Depression and the Second World War reduced the momentum of car ownership. Not until the 1950s did car ownership become a reality rather than a dream for most families. In 1948 there were 162 motor vehicles per 1000 South Australians.

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