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Old 12-09-2012, 05:17 PM
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The tailfins and such in the late 50s and early 60s were because of the publics awe for rockets and planes.
Carmakers found people bought cars with those big fins , so they put them on and called the engines "turbo fire" and "rocket350" etc.
Strictly a marketing ploy.
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