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The Evolution of Auto Glass in Muscle Cars

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Over the past 100 years, automobiles have changed dramatically. From the first car with safety glass (the Ford Model A) to the recent unveiling of the first floating glass roof (the Nissan Resonance), auto glass has changed dramatically too. Not only has it become sleeker, thinner and better looking, it's also become safer.

Want to take a closer look? View the infographic from Safelite AutoGlass here, or visit Safelite.com.

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The Evolution of Auto Glass in Muscle Cars

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