"Chromed-up, Befinned Dinosaurs"

The use of chrome trim, tail fins, and multi-color paint schemes peaked in the late 1950s. The following decade would see cleaner, less flamboyant designs. Below are examples from a 1957 Auto Show.
Images: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. 1)Acc. 1636 Box 1 1957 Auto Shows-Comparison Photos 1 of 2. 111136-61

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