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Why the new cars of 1948 changed the world

Autocar Logo By Autocar of Autocar | Slide 1 of 19: 1948 could well be the single most important year in motoring history.

1948 could well be the single most important year in motoring history.

It marked the launch of many cars that went on to become landmark automotive designs which still influence how cars are designed.

With the trials of the Second World War beginning to fade, public interest in new cars was at an all-time high and car makers had rallied in the post-conflict period to come up with innovative new models to serve every buyer.

70 years on, we look at what made the cars of 1948 so significant:

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