US Style-Setters 1940





There was a huge appetite for new cars in post-war America, so car makers rushed into production, working with essentially pre-war body styles. These styles, however, had seen three seasons' more development than European makes, since the United States had joined the war later. By 1949 pent-up demand was satisfied, and manufacturers were competing head-on with aerodynamic new styles and with the first signs of fins and chrome.