The hidden links between Detroit’s dream cars and Turin’s design icons

Apr 06, 2017 899

BY: Jennifer Clark

The Cadillacs and of Chryslers of Detroit's exuberant heyday in the late 1950s, with their high tail fins and low, wide bodies, owe a small debt to Italian car designers, according to an exhibition called “Crossroads, the US-Italy intersection from post-war to the economic boom,”at Turin's car museum the Museo dell'Automobile.

The show explores the back-and-forth exchange of ideas between Harley Earl at General Motors and Virgil Exner at Chrysler with their Italian counterparts Battista Pininfarina, Mario Revelli di Beaumont, Giovanni Savonuzzi and Giovanni Michelotti.

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