Chevy’s Cutting Edge Tech of the ‘50s
Sometimes it was like catching a falling knife For the 1958 model year, Chevrolet (as well as the other passenger car divisions of GM) offered an array of all-new big cars featuring many new mechanical features including improvements to the optional air conditioner, a steering mechanism said to provide faster and more responsive action with no increase in steering effort, more durable wheel bearings and ball joints, a more reliable fuel-injection system, an entirely new frame and suspension, etc. Chevrolet’s engineering efforts throughout the ‘50s generally resulted in good automobiles, but not everything went according to plan. Most, if not
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