The collection of five sketches shared here are said to be some of the earliest examples of artworks from the GM Design Archive & Special Collections. These designs from the 1930s and 1940s came long before car designs and proportioning could be quickly manipulated on a computer screen. Instead, designers were armed with nothing more than a piece of paper, a few pencils, and their imaginations. The sketches reflect the outlandish yet emotive design trends of the period – long hoods, plenty of chrome, and swooping, prominent wheel arches were the order of the day. The detailing of the sketches themselves are also fantastic.