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How did the legendary GM Cadillac get it's "Fins"

By SGCM_editorial on 16 Feb 2018 in Concept cars

Attached Image Did you know that back in 1958, the American automobile maker GM built a prototype car that would allow us to travel along the "Highway of the future"?

The high-speed concept car called the "Firebird I" was designed in to look like a jet with a working jet-powered powertrain. This concept car was canned when a GM executive was injured during a test run at the GM Milford Training Ground.

Yet not all was lost, in fact, Cadillac decided to adopt the legendary tail-fin design on their cars. The Cadillac's unique design would have been what propelled the car to stardom when it became synonymous with the rock & roll superstar; Elvis Presley.

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Maybe it wasn't such a bad thing that the original "Firebird I" didn't "take off" since it was reported that it's exhaust temperatures were measured in access of 500 degrees Celsius!

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