My wife found this photo of her father with his mother next to their 1939 Nash sometime in the early 1940's. That sparked a conversation about his family's cars while growing up.
I found a few photos modern photos of a '39 Nash. This one doesn't show the really cool upright grill, but it is a nice example.
Next up was this. The 1946 Dodge was a real looker, and this modern photo shows off some of the fine lines and cool grill.
They also had a GMC panel van from 1948. It was the delivery vehicle for the family grocery store. The story is that my mother-in-law had to ride on a crate while being driven around...it was a delivery vehicle, of course! No seats!
Their next car was a 1955 Buick Special Now we're talking. I found this two-tone example on Google.
The '62 Buick Lasabre came next.
Lastly was the 1969 Lasabre. I remember seeing a lot of these growing up. I'm pretty sure one of my neighbors growing up had one in a dull off-white color.
I will do the same thing for my parents cars when I get the chance. They are not very cool, but they are memorable.