Monday, December 01, 2008

Tailfin Baroque: 1957 DeSoto Edition

Firedome

Firedome

Firedome
Although the '59 Cadillacs get all the love, I've always been partial to the tailfins that appeared on the "Forward-Look" Chryslers beginning in 1955 -- for my money, they're the epitome of Jet Age cool. Last weekend I spied a pristine specimen in my neighborhood. Behold the tailfins on this 1957 DeSoto Firedome, and check out the integral exhaust pipe built into the chrome along the lower edge of the tail-lights. Superb!