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Petersen Automotive Museum Presents New Exhibit Fins: Form Without Function



PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM PRESENTS NEW EXHIBIT
FINS: FORM WITHOUT FUNCTION

 

Today fins are remembered as the outward expression of American automotive design prowess during the height of postwar optimism. But they were first used far earlier than most would imagine. This exhibit, opening February 23, will feature more than a dozen vehicles ranging from icons like the 1959 Cadillac and Exner-designed Chrysler to the impossibly Art Deco 1937 Delage Aerosport and wild 1952 Spohn Palos. Together, they speak to a period of automotive history during which the public craved chrome-laden dream machines and imagination was the stylist’s only limit.

The complete list of vehicles in the exhibit include: 1937 Delage, 1948 Cadillac, 1951 Crosley Skorpion, 1951 Ford X-51, 1953 Spohn, c. 1956 Cosmic Concept Mystery Car, 1957 Chrysler 300C, 1957 Toyota Toyopet, 1958 Dual Ghia, 1956 Lone Star Meteor (boat), 1959 Cadillac, 1959 GSM Dart Alfa, 1960 Electric Shopper, and 1962 Chaika.


For more information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museum's Website at: www.petersen.org.
 

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