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Were Cadillac's first tailfins originally destined for a Vauxhall?


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Pretty much every history of automotive tailfins establishes the Harley Earl-led field trip of GM designers in 1940 to see the then-secret P-38, then jumps right on ahead to 1948, when the newly restyled Cadillac debuted, tailfins and all. Franklin Q. Hershey often gets a nod, and that's about all most people care to dig into it. Were they to dig a little further, though, they might discover a more meandering development path for the tailfin, one that nearly placed the feature onto Vauxhall's postwar cars instead of Cadillac's

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Read more: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/02/02/were-cadillacs-first-tailfins-originally-destined-for-a-vauxhall?refer=news&utm_source=edaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-02-02

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