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Sajeev
Community Manager

Community Question: what are the best tail light designs of all time?

For this week's community question, we want to know your choice for the best tail light design you've ever seen on a car. Maybe you have a personal connection to some light design, maybe you saw something in a magazine, or maybe you just saw a 1959 Cadillac at a car show and said, "oh man, that's stunning!"

 

Whatever it may be, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the best tail light designs of all time. 

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dooscoop32
Detailer

1959 Mercury

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2ndeagle
Pit Crew

1969 Cougar and 1966 T-Bird sequentials.

jackinthesac
Intermediate Driver

I love the 1957 Ford taillights, including the Thunderbird. As you should know real Fords have round taillights.

 

BEATCH-RACING
New Driver

Lots of cool tail lights out there, hard to pick the coolest! But I think my '68 Meteor's tail lights are pretty neat! Red outer lens, clear on the inside, seperated by chrome. :)Lots of cool tail lights out there, hard to pick the coolest! But I think my '68 Meteor's tail lights are pretty neat! Red outer lens, clear on the inside, seperated by chrome. 🙂

OldRacer79
Pit Crew

The 65 Thunderbird taillights are great.  So great that Shelby used them on their later GT350/GT500 cars (68-70), and they’re also popular in lots of custom builds. And the sequential feature is just to die for. 

ecuriekansas
Pit Crew

My family had Birds from '62-71 and had a conversation within the last week about how genuinely cool those tailights are and how they actually were safer, in our estimation, as they drew your attention due to the uniqueness and the explicit way direction was displayed.

 

I let a suicide 4 door go years ago when the heater core blew that had been my grandfathers and have regretted it ever since, not least because of the direction indicators. 

DUB6
Specialist

How about the taillights that were hardly even there?  Seems to me to be a dumb idea practicality-wise, but they are recognized by most and surely were unique.  They get commented on many times at car shows.

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