My mother claims cars were more recognizable 60 years ago. I analyze decades and disagree (Part 1)

1940s street scene in Birmingham Alabama

1940s street scene

While automotive styles come and go, every decade (even my mother’s favorite one) has its copycat designs. Do automobiles really look any more or less different now than the ones from any other time frame? Is there any one ten-year period of automotive design where the most commonly sold cars were more recognizable from each other walking down a typical street?

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