By on April 13, 2013

While researching the topic of the “blackout” cars of 1942, that had painted rather than plated trim due to wartime restrictions on strategic metals, I came across this promotional postcard for the 1942 DeSoto, the second American production car to feature hidden headlights, advertised as “airfoil lights” . “Boy,” I thought, “Now that’s a sleek, streamlined car, I’m surprised I don’t remember it,” well until I saw a photograph of an actual ’42 DeSoto. (Read More…)

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  • Luke42: If you look closely, they disguised a minivan style frontend by moving the glass around.
  • brettc: Very interesting. Where was the tank located in this car? We had an ’87 Celebrity that my dad converted...
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