The Chicago Auto Show opened

Saturday 17th February 1951

The Chicago Auto Show opened. The U.S. automotive industry suffered production cutbacks, due to the Korean War. New introductions that year were the Chrysler “Hemi” V-8 engine, the Hudson Hornet and new hardtop body styles from Ford and Plymouth. Chicagoans were introduced to Oldsmobile’s Super 88. The Buick XP-300 was one of the first concept vehicles created by General Motors, and was on display.

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