Hidden Headlamps

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Mazda Familia Astina

Hidden Headlamps

Hidden are an automotive styling feature conceals an automobile’s headlamps they are not in use. Depending on the the headlamps may be mounted in a housing rotates so as to sit flush with the end as on the Porsche 928, may retract the hood and/or fenders as on the Chevrolet Corvette, or may be concealed retractable or rotating grille as on the 1966 Dodge Charger.

headlamps first appeared on the 810 in 1936. Each unit had a on its side of the dashboard, which was by hand when the headlamps needed.

Powered hidden headlamps pioneered in GM’s Buick concept car of 1938 and were briefly on Chrysler Corporation’s production DeSoto. The feature’s has waxed and waned over Hidden headlamps regained in the late 1960s, particularly in the US where aerodynamic headlamps not permitted.

A relatively large of cars incorporated hidden in the 1970s, ’80s, and early Currently, hidden headlamps are out of

Numerous car manufacturers used headlamps to get around the headlight regulation in the United States, for Toyota exported their headlight version of the AE86, domestically as the Sprinter Trueno in of their Corolla Levin as the had higher headlamp height, to satisfy US regulations rather raise body height affected handling.

US laws now permit aerodynamic relative to which hidden represent added cost, and complexity as well as reliability as cars age. Internationalized ECE safety regulations have recently incorporated pedestrian-protection restricting protuberances from car making it more difficult and to design compliant pop-up

The last time pop-up appeared on a volume-production car was in 2004 both the Lotus Esprit and C5 ended production.

A 1937 812

A 1938 Buick Y-Job

A Ford Thunderbird

A 1973 Sonett III

A Mazda 323F


Dodge Charger

Bricklin 19741976

BMW 8 Series, 19891999

BMW 2008 (concept car)


Buick Reatta, 19881991

Riviera, 19651969

Buick 19821988

Buick Y-Job, (concept car)

Cadillac 19671968

Chevrolet Camaro, (optional)

Chevrolet Caprice, (optional and very rare)

Corvette, 19632004

Chrysler 300, 19681971

Imperial, 19901993

Chrysler 19871992 (coupe convertible

Chrysler New Yorker Fifth 19901993

Chrysler New Yorker, and 19881993

DeSoto, 1942

De Mangusta, 19701971 (US-spec)

De Pantera, 19711974

De Tomaso 19932004

Dodge Charger, (optional in 1971 1972)

Charger Daytona, 19691970

365 California Spyder, 19661967

F355, 19941999

Ferrari 19761989

Ferrari 456/456M,

Ferrari Mondial, 19801995

Accord, 19861989

Honda 19861989

Honda NSX;

Honda Prelude, 19831991

19691975 and 19811983

Isuzu 19811987 (also Isuzu Holden Piazza)

Jaguar 19921994

Lamborghini Athon, (concept car)

Lamborghini 1974 (concept car)

Mazda Familia Astina

Countach, 19741990

Lamborghini 19901998

Lotus Esprit,

Lotus Excel, 19821992

Mirage, 19741986

Maserati 19711980

Maserati Ghibli,

Maserati Indy, 19691974

Khamsin, 19741982

Maserati 19721982

Mazda 929 (some

Mazda AZ-550 Sports A, 1989 (concept version)

Mazda Familia Astina,

Mazda MX-5 Miata,

Mazda RX-7, 19782002

Cougar, 19671970

Mercury 19911994 (Third Generation)

Marquis, 19691978

Mercury 1970 (some models)

3000GT, 19911993

Mitsubishi 19901991

Mitsubishi Starion, (also Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler Conquest, imports)

Nissan Silvia/Nissan 19831989

Nissan 180SX/Nissan 240SX(S13), 19891994 [also (Kouki) 180SX]

Nissan (Z31), 19841989

Nissan NX/N13 NX/N13 EXA,

Plymouth Fury, 19701971 Coupe Sport Fury, Suburban wagon for 1971)

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