How The 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Changed the Auto Industry

Are you a fan of classic cars? Do you remember the 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt? This car was kind of a revolution at the time. When we think of cool classic cars, certain styles come to mind.

What made the Thunderbolt noteworthy was that it abandoned the traditional styles of the time for a more futuristic look. Even today, this unique vehicle looks like something from a sci-fi space epic. Just check out the pic below.

1940s cars Thunderbolt
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Vehicles of the time were known for features like their striking chrome grills. The Thunderbolt, however, swapped out the grill for a smooth and streamlined design.

The concept of this bold styling was to create “the car of the future.” With the space-age design and incorporation of new electric systems, it came close.

The Thunderbolt truly was an important step in the evolution of the modern car. While it may not be the most popular ride of the era, it is certainly memorable. Read more about this classic here.

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