Chrysler partnered with renowned Italian firm Carrozzeria Ghia to design a streamlined, wedge-shaped car. The result was the 1955 Streamline "X", or as the Ghia technical director, Giovanni Savonuzzi, nicknamed it - "Gilda". Automotive styling was heavily influenced by jet aircraft and rocketry in the exuberant postwar era, and the "Gilda" team wanted to prove that scientific, aerodynamic design was viable in the American marketplace. "Gilda" debuted at the 1955 Salone dell' automobile di Torino where it was hailed as being "shaped by the wind" and caused a sensation with its experimental body.
February 4th, 2022
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