Many classic car enthusiasts would agree that the second half of the 1950s was a golden age in Chrysler design. Credit for that goes to Virgil Exner, the legendary Chrysler designer who helped usher in a new design aesthetic marked by sleeker lines and lower, more aggressive profiles.
But one could also argue that in some ways the post-WWII economic boom was just as important as Mr. Exner’s vision. After all, without a thriving, highly competitive automobile market driving innovation and design, particularly in the luxury car arena, automakers may have been less inspired to push ahead with the same intensity into new territories of design.
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