My Car Quest

September 22, 2021

Remember When Fins Were In? – Will They Ever Come Back?

by Mike –

In the 1950s American car styling took a turn to the ‘unusual’ with the movement to fins. Fins were big in the 1950s until the early 1960s. Even Ferrari got into the act.

American car fins

American car fins

Virgil Exner with Studebaker and Chrysler led the way with fins on American cars. At the time we loved them but could they ever come back?

Most Americans either owned one of these big fin cars or our parents owned one. Am I right?

American car fins

American car fins

Ferrari Fins

Ferrari Fins

American car fins

European Fin

Modest European Fins On A Chrysler

American car fins

American car fin

Avanti

Are These Really Fins On The Avanti?

American car fins

American car fins

American car fins

Let us know what you think in the comments and identify any of these cars if you can.

 

 

American car fins

Comments

  1. Amazing timing. The latest issue of Bring a Trailer has a photo of the double-finned 1958 Packard Coupe: http://bringatrailer.com/2012/10/24/double-finned-finale-1958-packard-hardtop-coupe/ Pretty amazing design direction. Thankfully nobody decided to copy it that I know of.

  2. A White IMPERIAL CROWN CONVERTIBLE

    (NOT “Chrysler Imperial”)

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