1927 Car Goes Streamline (Sep, 1938)
1927 Car Goes Streamline
IN KEEPING with streamline design, Bernard Pica of 470 South Street, Quincy, Mass., built an advanced streamlined body for his 1927 Chevrolet. The chassis is still “pure Chevrolet” but the body is Pica’s own adaptation of the “tear drop” styling. Made of aluminum, the body cost about $100 for materials and required four months to build.
Although the modern commercially constructed car is carrying out the streamline trend, Pica in his design has gone several steps ahead of the most radical 1937 design. The body of Pica’s car is placed considerably higher than the usual car.