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

1958 Plymouth Fury coupe

Stephen King Christine

Chrysler caught its bigger competitors napping when 1957 Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, and Chrysler mainstream models increased vehicle length and width while moving from 2 to 4 headlights and adding fins – something the others wouldn’t do to their basic cars until 1958.

Photo: Martin Sanchez

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