Classic Cars of the Fifties
Cadillac tailfins first appeared on the 1948 model, and were said to be inspired by the twin rudders of a World-War-Two plane, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
The huge tailfins with dual bullet taillights on the 1959 Caddy were designed by Peter Hodak, and are generally considered to be the epitome of 1950's automotive styling. They were the tallest tailfins ever put on a production car.
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