On My Easel – 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne – 28th September 2018

Chev Biscayne Tail end

1959 Chevrolet Biscayne

In the late 1950’s American car manufacturers were big into flashy tail fins. I suppose it was a sign of a booming world economy which had recovered from the effects of WW II. All three of the major manufacturer – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler were busy trying to outdo each other. Some designs were really good and others a bit weird. By the early 1960’s the fashion passed and automobiles again became quite boring. The 1957 Chevrolet range quite possibly had the best looking of the “finned” models but the most outrageous was the 1959 Chevrolet range. That the designers managed to get it right for cars, wagons and light delivery vehicles was quite an achievement. Here’s my interpretation of the 1959 Chev Biscayne which I’m busy with today.

Bruce Andrew
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