MODERN LIVING: Motorized Future

At the rate of 50 a minute, 120,000 people swarmed into Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria last week to inspect General Motors' annual road show, the Motorama for 1955. On display were more than 100 exhibits, and, as usual, the stars were G.M.'s cars of the future. But this time there was a difference. In past years the dream cars were almost all flashy sports models; this year they looked as if they might be next year's production models. Pontiac, for instance, featured the Strato-Star, a six-passenger hardtop; Oldsmobile showed off its Delta, a four-passenger...

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