Another example of a grille theme that lasted for more than three or so years comes from the same time frame. The present post deals with Pontiac grilles from the 1949 model year through 1954. The theme featured a large, horizontal chromed bar, usually with a medallion at its center. Below, and, on one occasion, above the bar as well were chromed "teeth" found most years. Other strong chromed elements were added and changed from year to year.
This theme worked well while it lasted. But by the mid-1950s, bold chromed shapes were beginning to fall out of fashion, so Pontiac stylists began to explore other themes.