CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA – During an age of aero-innovation – from passenger planes to the verge of space travel – automotive designers made cars look like they could fly. Vehicles were designed like fighter jets featuring chrome accents, wraparound windshields, and dramatic tailfins. Many credit Cadillac with executing the fin design and introducing it to consumers. By the mid-1950s, competing manufacturers developed their own versions of tail-finned automobiles. Visit the Fabulous Fins exhibit to explore automobiles that feature iconic, edgy, and sharp tail fins from the late 1950s and early 1960s.
1950 Cadillac Series 60 Special Fleetwood Sedan, Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville, GA
1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible, On Loan from The Richard H. Driehaus Automobile Collection
1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible, On Loan from The Richard H. Driehaus Automobile Collection
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville, GA
1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, On Loan from The Richard H. Driehaus Automobile Collection
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk, Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville, GA
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz “Raindrop” Concept, On Loan from The Richard H. Driehaus Automobile Collection
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, On Loan from GM Heritage Center
1959 Chevrolet El Camino, Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville, GA
1959 Plymouth Sport Fury, Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville, GA
The Savoy Automobile Museum is open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is complimentary for members. Non-members are $15 for ages 13 and older, $5 for youth ages 3 – 12, and complimentary admission is provided to children 2 and under and active military with ID. The museum is located at 3 Savoy Lane in Cartersville, GA. For more information, please visit www.savoymuseum.org.
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