Dodge once again brings the awesome tailfins

This 1961 Dodge matador on ebay has some fairly simple fins, but some of the weirdest fin placement ever.  They appear to have been installed at least a foot further forward of where you’d expect them to be.

I wonder what was going on in the design room the day this was approved. They must have gotten desperate for new fin ideas. Car makers had already tried double fins, sideways fins, & fins on the top & bottom. I guess fins partway down the car was one of the few options left.

 

I can only imagine the designers pitching these to management. “They’ve got all the blind spots with half the pedestrian skewering! It’ll be a safety feature.”

One thought on “Dodge once again brings the awesome tailfins

  1. you can use a dremmel with a cut disc, and solve the problem of this unconclused fins. Maybe create a good new line design, for a bizarre car.

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