American design through the years

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GM, Ford and Chrysler are forging some of the most distinctive designs in the U.S. market since tailfins were soaring in the halcyon days of the postwar-era. A look back through the years and at today's latest noteworthy cars and light trucks.

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Buick Y Job


The 1938 Buick Y Job, created by GM designer Harley Earl, is recognized today as the first concept car ever and helped spark a golden era of design at Detroit automakers.