Re: Have you ever wondered?
I remember the dropped rear of cars into the early 60s and then there was a blend of the raised front /dropped rear for a few years until the dropped rear became unpopular. As for the use of blankets as upholstery... in No. Cal they were simply covers tucked into the seat creases and never stitched into the cushions. This was simply a matter of economics as the +/- $50 cost of upholstery could be better used on speed parts or tires.