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Old 01-18-2013, 08:45 AM
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Hmm, not by what I remember of found with a search just now. I could have sworn that there was one model GM car that came out FIRST but alas, I am wrong, there were more than that in year (not 74 from what I found).

I am finding more than one model but it wasn't 74. I really want to hear this particular car I have in my head from my youth that screamed NEW rectangular headlamps. It was a new model produced by GM (they did resurrect an old name, but a new model).

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the 74 elderado is what i had in mind ,i bought one in 74 we thought it was specoal with those lights,i had a 39 plymouth deluxe couple years ago with square lights dont think thats what you are looking for most gm cars in 77 had rectangle loghts
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If we are talking about true rectanular head lights 496Chev was right. The 74 Caddy used them first. But the early 38 Graham Paige Sharknose had rectangular lights also.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:12 AM
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the 74 elderado is what i had in mind ,i bought one in 74 we thought it was specoal with those lights,i had a 39 plymouth deluxe couple years ago with square lights dont think thats what you are looking for most gm cars in 77 had rectangle loghts
You can have it, I was wrong with my question, I was looking for the Monza, thought it was first. It's your floor.

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THANKS ,government mansate would not alow rectangle lights before 1974 .or so ive heard,,For my question who was the First and Last american auto to use pop up headlights
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Corvette? 1963-2004

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Looks like I was way too slow in my response, but in 1939, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, and Graham all had rectangular headlights.

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Also, many buggy headlights were square or rectangular. As far as horseless carriages go, the oldest I could find is this 1901 Crestmobile.


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THANKS ,government mansate would not alow rectangle lights before 1974 .or so ive heard,,For my question who was the First and Last american auto to use pop up headlights
I believe the first was a '34 Cord, and the last was a 2004 Corvette.
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LOL, well I guess I blew that one.

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I believe the first was a '34 Cord, and the last was a 2004 Corvette.
Joe you got it ,Sorry for thje delay ben trying to get my truck ready for primer ,just came in house,,
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Looks like I was way too slow in my response, but in 1939, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, and Graham all had rectangular headlights.

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Also, many buggy headlights were square or rectangular. As far as horseless carriages go, the oldest I could find is this 1901 Crestmobile.


I should have said "Rectangular Sealed beams" sorry.

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Joe you got it ,Sorry for thje delay ben trying to get my truck ready for primer ,just came in house,,
Thanks.

Next question:

What was the last year for overhead windshield wipers in a Ford?
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I believe 1939 was the last year Ford used roof mounted wipers.

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Does the question include trucks?

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I believe 1939 was the last year Ford used roof mounted wipers.

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I don't have the floor, but WHY was it the last year?

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