Jet Styling what could have been
Although the Jet has grown on me over the years and it is a great little car, one has to wonder what the senior management was thinking. When the Jet was undergoing its design there were plenty of cues out there, as where auto styles were heading. Nash, Kaiser, GM, Nash, Ford, etc were already starting to move to lower belt lines and sleeker bodies and the Jet was a throwback to the '48 stepdown. I know Frank Spring and the design department wanted to go in a different direction, but were overruled and it was too bad. Hudson had a real opportunity to show new styling in a unibody design and it could have at least given them another model to sell when they merged with Nash. Oh well, that is history!