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    Jet 'Plane Emblem

    I took a mate for a spin in my E series Vauxhall Wyvern yesterday and I joked about Vauxhall being more interested in putting a fancy, chrome Jet plane emblem on the glove box rather than putting their efforts into making the windows go up and down via a handle that you can turn. "You know why that emblem is there, don't you" he said. I didn't and he told me. Before I tell you what he said, does anyone on here know why Vauxhall did that? Because, maybe my mates theory isn't the correct one. I'm just off to Google what he said......

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    The Wyvern was a navy fighter with originally a RR eagle (flat 24 cyl) and ultimately a turbo prop engine; not particularly successful, and the test pilot noted "access to the cockpit is poor, and should not be improved upon" probably not the right answer, but an answer none the less!
    Just a passer by as you might say.

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    I drive a Ford Pilot, among other things. I often wonder if the post war obsession with aero/jet/pilot themes was a marketing ploy to tap in to the 'glamour' that flying seemed to gain in WW 2.

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    Following the above, there was a great fashion for streamlining after the war, as said, aping aircraft design. Thinking about pre war design, generally upright, separate wings, lights etc. Then the design of WW2 fighter/bomber aircraft, then post war cars like the Vauxhalls and Fords taking their cues from the States (was it Ford with that central torpedo feature in the grille?), who in turn had nodded to recent designs in aircraft.

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    Great replies and pretty much what my mate said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockabillyBilly View Post
    Great replies and pretty much what my mate said.
    and........ the correct answer is?
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    Was it on the glove box as it would fallen off if it was on the exterior as the body rusted away?

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    The fins on the 1948 Cadillac supposedly came about after Harley Earl saw a Lockheed p-38.
    50 shades of grey primer....

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    heavychevy; Yes, it's on the glove box and the second part of your statement is true also!

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    "and........ the correct answer is?" Very nearly word for word what Austin Martin said

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