33. 1949 Mercury Coupe
After its factories were diverted to the US war machine during World War II, Mercury returned with a new model of the EIght in 1949, the first installment of its third generation. It outpaced the 1949 Ford with a more powerful flathead V8 with an overdrive activated with a handle under the dash. It also showed off an 8-tube AM radio as an option. The ‘49 became a signature car in Hollywood, with everyone from Batman and Robin to the characters of Grease, American Graffiti, and Cars using it.