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October 1957. "Taillight of 1958 Chevrolet." One of the lower-end Chevys, which had duplex taillights, as opposed to the triple-light tail-plus-backup arrangement on the deluxe models. Photo by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "GM's 50 Years of Men, Money and Motors." View full size.