I’ll bet reading that sent chills down your spine. Why? It’s the Jaws theme, of course. Scary stuff!
As we know, one of the last things that victims of the massive shark ever see is the ominous dorsal fin skimming over the surface of the water. Which brings us to today’s automotive theme—fins. Usually they aren’t as deadly as an attack from a great white shark (although people have hurt themselves and even died by banging into a car fin), but they’re still an interesting aspect of classic automotive styling, especially in the late ‘50s/early ‘60s.
Of course, Cadillac continued to refine and extend the fin. By 1957, the bumps gave way for the sharp, angled fins most people think of today. And in 1959, they grew to a record-setting size.
As you might have guessed, I put a slideshow together. These are basically all cars that I took pictures of at local car shows and museums. Just be careful if you’re looking at these pictures near the ocean. The photos probably won’t get you, but there’s something under the water that will.
For a better version of the slideshow, hit this link.