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Our 10 favorite hidden headlights

Modern car designers have it easy. They can sculpt jewel-like housings for their headlights and integrate them into the car’s bodylines almost seamlessly. Back in the days of sealed-beam headlamps, however, there were only so many options to choose from. And while many designers got creative, integrating the lamps into the car’s overall design, some of our favorite cars were available with headlights that were virtually invisible until needed.

 

We know, headlights go up, headlights go down. We love pop-up headlights too, but that’s for another discussion. Pop-up headlights are a form of hidden headlights, but we’re being completely arbitrary and defining those in this list as stationary headlights that are revealed when a panel opens up to reveal them. Here are 10 of our favorites.

 

Read the full list on Hagerty.com:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/our-10-favorite-hidden-headlights/

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Passenger

Superbird and Daytona!

New Driver

Disappointed that the 67-69 Cadillac Eldorado didn't make your list 😞

Passenger

Those are some cool picks, but I rate the '66 Charger as my favorite.

New Driver

Oh boy... While those on the list are all great, what about the 1995 Saturn SC2?

Passenger

Im sure you guys had a typo...since there isnt a Cord in there. Also the 1970 Continental which had its nose inspired by the Cord, but...Im partial to the 72-73 Continentals, with the eggcrate decorative plates and the chrome trim....

 

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New Driver

I always liked the 67 Pontiac Grand Prix (fixed) headlights.  Then again, I own one.

New Driver

What about the Lotus Elan and the later Elite/Eclat, Triumph TR7/8

Passenger

Fiero?

Intermediate Driver

Hard not to include Duesenberg in that list...but fine choices...

New Driver

I was sad when my father got a Fury III in 72' instead of a Gran Fury ! The coolest! So modern ..but what a piece of crap, as the build quality was appalling. My grandmother obtained a 73 Gran and my father tried to get Chrysler to buy it back..Everything rattled and leaked ..pure junk!