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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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The styling department at GM broke new design ground with its program to eliminate projections and to make cars appear lower and longer. The 1932 Cadillac was the first car to eliminate the separate, boxlike trunk that sat above the rear axle in earlier models. In incorporating the trunk into the body of the car, the 1932 Cadillac and the low-priced 1933 Chevrolet offered consumers a new, aesthetically pleasing automobile. In the 1933 Chevrolet the radiator was hidden behind the grille; the gas tank was covered; and fenders blended more smoothly into the body of the car. The 1938 Cadillac 60 Special was the first American car to eliminate the running board, a change that allowed the car's body to be widened enough to hold six passengers. By the end of the 1930s American auto manufacturers had taken decisive steps away from the early appearance of the...

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