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There is no such thing as a denying that the hardtop physique fashion was a triumph of midcentury auto design. Relying on who you ask, the 1949 Buick Roadmaster Riviera coupe was the primary regular-production hardtop of the post-war period. For Basic Motors, issues bought much more fascinating when their designers turned to sedans.

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For 1955, Basic Motors rolled out its first 4-door hardtops, with an instance in all 5 of the maker’s model lineups.

For these unaware, the hardtop physique fashion is much like a typical coupe or sedan, however doesn’t embrace the central “B” pillar usually discovered aft of the entrance doorways. The Pillarless look affords a given car an open, ethereal, and unbroken silhouette. The hardtop physique fashion was normally provided solely on midline and high trim ranges of a given mannequin, and sometimes commanded a worth premium over “pillared” examples.

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Although GM’s 4-door hardtops had been launched for 1955, the maker started promoting the lot in single company adverts for 1956. It’s fascinating to see Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac in the identical print advert, it’s additionally actually cool.

Cool, too, is the introduction of recent hardtop trim-level identify addendums which, for probably the most half, have stood the take a look at of time. The 1956 Chevrolet hardtop was generally known as the Bel Air, The Pontiac because the Catalina, the Oldsmobile because the Vacation, the Buick because the Riviera, and the Cadillac because the de Ville.

As famous above, going with the hardtop added to the underside line. Whereas the least-expensive 1956 Chevrolet 4-door sedan began at $1869, going with the hardtop Bel Air would set consumers again not less than $2068; that’s a hefty 11-percent worth bump.

Although uncommon, GM would often assemble automobiles from all of its divisions for a variety of adverts within the following years, presumably to the chagrin of brand name advertising sorts in search of more-exclusive publicity.

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