So this one may ruffle a feather or two. We’re interested in hearing your opinion on the ugliest American car of all time. There’s the low hanging fruit of blurting our something like the Pontiac Aztek or the Dodge Nitro, but if you really use your noodle, history has some gnarly examples. Once upon a time in Detroit there were no such things as focus groups or test audiences. Instead there were guys who belted down a couple of Martinis at lunch and sat down at a drafting table to draw the next hit car from a major automaker.
Unfortuntaely, they all weren’t “hits”. Some cars, like the 1955 Chevrolet gained instant icon status and they sold faster than they could be produced. On the other end of the spectrum there were models that made babies cry and women avert their eyes when they rolled past. Often, the design chiefs “creative genius” was “over the heads” of the general public. Some suffered this more than others *cough* Virgil Exner *cough*.
So, fear not the feelings of others! Tell us what the ugliest American car of all time is!