Nothing completed a jaw-dropping sports car like retractable headlights. Introduced on the stunning Cord 810 in 1936, each of its headlamps had a crank on the corresponding side of the dashboard that had to be turned by hand to raise and retract the lamps. Powered headlamps were first used in production, briefly, on Chrysler's 1942 DeSoto. Yet inexplicably, the popularity of retractable headlamps has risen and fallen over time, depending on prevailing automobile fashion.
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A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years