Autos: The Fabulous Brothers

To a generation of Americans, "Body by Fisher" was an advertising slogan that became a symbol of automobile quality and a phrase so pervasive in the language that The American Thesaurus of Slang even lists it as one definition of "a well-formed young woman." All General Motors cars — some 70 million of them, from Chevrolets to Cadillacs (as well as some cars no longer around, such as La Salle and Oakland) — have long borne a little metal plate with the proud phrase on it. The seven stocky brothers who made their name a Detroit legend have faded from...

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