1959 Olds 98 Holiday SportSedan

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'59 Olds headlamps

1957 was the first year dual headlamps began to appear on a few American cars, and by 1958 they were all the rage. Auto designers experimented with headlamp placement for several years - some cars such as the 1958-60 Lincoln and Continenta had canted headlamps. Olds designers experimented with some pretty wild schemes before settling on the production headlamps you see here. The parking light/turn signal lamp is placed between the high/low beam headlamps.

The headlamp bulbs on my Olds are the factory original "Guide" brand units.

The chromed blades atop the bumper protect the lamps from collision damage.