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Chicago Auto Show - 1962

Chicago Auto Show - 1962

Appearing at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show, the FX-Atmos featured a glass dome roof, tail fins, rocket exhaust taillights and needle-like radio antennae protruding from front fender pods. The radical cockpit had a center-mounted driver’s seat and two-passenger rear seats. Dual handgrips replaced the normal steering wheel and the dash-mounted "Roadarscope" radar screen provided highway information.

Appearing at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show, the FX-Atmos featured a glass dome roof, tail fins, rocket exhaust taillights and needle-like radio antennae protruding from front fender pods. The radical cockpit had a center-mounted driver’s seat and two-passenger rear seats. Dual handgrips replaced the normal steering wheel and the dash-mounted "Roadarscope" radar screen provided highway information.

Debuting in 1955, the Buick Wildcat III was exhibited at the Chicago Auto Show in January, 1956. It was one of the earliest four-passenger fiberglass concept cars and housed an extremely powerful V-8 engine with 280 horses and a four-barrel carburetor. This was the third version of Buick's Wildcat in as many years. Hood sloped forward; parking, directional lights were housed in bumper bombs, and air intakes helped cool brakes.

Debuting in 1955, the Buick Wildcat III was exhibited at the Chicago Auto Show in January, 1956. It was one of the earliest four-passenger fiberglass concept cars and housed an extremely powerful V-8 engine with 280 horses and a four-barrel carburetor. This was the third version of Buick's Wildcat in as many years. Hood sloped forward; parking, directional lights were housed in bumper bombs, and air intakes helped cool brakes.

1956 Dodge La Femme at the Chicago Auto Show - created for the "modern American woman." #Dodge #LaFemme #CAS13

1956 Dodge La Femme at the Chicago Auto Show - created for the "modern American woman." #Dodge #LaFemme #CAS13

The 1941 Pontiac Streamliner four-door at that year's Chicago auto show attracted the attention of many women in white dresses. By now, Pontiac's straked ornamentation was well established as a distinctive element of the styling, most notoriously the trim that ran up over the hood. The 1941 model year set a record for Pontiac with 330,361 cars sold.   - PopularMechanics.com

The 1941 Pontiac Streamliner four-door at that year's Chicago auto show attracted the attention of many women in white dresses. By now, Pontiac's straked ornamentation was well established as a distinctive element of the styling, most notoriously the trim that ran up over the hood. The 1941 model year set a record for Pontiac with 330,361 cars sold. - PopularMechanics.com

Three Imperial automobiles are featured in this scene from the 1960 Chicago Auto Show, including a Crown convertible in the middle, toward the rear, Note the simulated spare-tire outline on the car's trunk lid, which was not installed on all Imperials that year. A Crown hardtop sedan is at the left. For 1960, all Imperials came equipped with a 350 h.p. 413 cubic-inch V-8 engine.

Three Imperial automobiles are featured in this scene from the 1960 Chicago Auto Show, including a Crown convertible in the middle, toward the rear, Note the simulated spare-tire outline on the car's trunk lid, which was not installed on all Imperials that year. A Crown hardtop sedan is at the left. For 1960, all Imperials came equipped with a 350 h.p. 413 cubic-inch V-8 engine.

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