Here’s Genesis – the first car ever with pop-up headlights. Maybe. Revealed to a stunned public way back before the Second World War in 1936, the Indiana-built Cord was a hugely innovative machine. The first American car with independent front suspension, only the second (after one of Cord’s own products) to feature space-saving front-wheel drive, and housed in the beautiful front wheelarches, hand-cranked pop-up headlights. Around 3,000 of these stunning machines were produced between 1936 and 1937, before the company sunk.
TG’s pop-up headlight rating: 14/10