What a Nose!... [PIC]
This 1941 Cadillac Fleetwood was the last of the more vertical designs so that you could enter the car without having to remove your hat. Post war designs began morphing to a lower, sleeker look. I was always impressed with the massive nose of this beast... it's downright intimidating.
Jimmy Durante it isn't. It is lovely!!
This Danbury Mint model (along with its Green repaint), in my opinion, has always been one of their finest replica's. A car that I'd not have thought would become a model. Both are standouts on my shelves.
Have to be honest though, I've never thought of the "grille/front end" as having a "nose". Nor have I for any car for that matter. Guess it's in the eye of the beholder.
I have always liked the front ends of the 41 Cadillacs. Rich your pictures are magnificent.
Cars with noses:
PS Happy belated birthday George!
Top picture brings a tear to my eye remembering my 67” Bonneville 2 door hardtop.
loved that car and rue the day I sold it!😥
Well Pete, you've made the point. Cars did have noses. I've never looked at them that way, but do now. THANKS!
Mostly late sixties Pontiacs. I suppose it can be argued that the '71 Thunderbird has a beak.
@pete-rovero Definitely a major beak on that T-Bird....not one of their better years.
Okay, so I'm wondering. Would the '58 Edsel be considered to have a "nose"?
George, I'm sure you've heard the phrase "An Oldsmobile sucking a lemon" to describe the front end of the 1958 Edsel. So, since you can't suck a lemon with your nose, the Edsel would be considered to have a mouth.
For comparison, this would be a nose:
...And I don't know what this would be:
@pete-rovero LOL, yes I've heard often the "Oldsmobile sucking a lemon" analogy for describing the front of a '58 Edsel. Thanks for the reminder and chuckle.