No other era in automotive history is as revered as the 1950s, when Detroit was the center of the auto world and the American V-8 was king of the road. With hundreds of color photos of beautiful restorations and a collection of rare archival photos, Dennis Adler has compiled a detailed history of the emerging postwar American auto industry.While Oldsmobile and Pontiac had retained the traditional front fender lines that either ended at or extended part way into the front ... It gave the new Buicks a bold, streamlined appearance a one that would be retained well into the 1950s. ... developed a far superior design to the Hydra-Matic in the early 1930s called a aquot; Rolleraquot; transmission, but production costs resulting ... Both the manual transmission and the Dynaflow carried power from the Buick Series 70 Fireball, valve- in-headanbsp;...
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