Golden Ages seem pretty common. That is, there are plenty of them -- golden age of illustration, of comic books, of etc. So I might as well add one more to the pile: Golden Age of General Motors Dream Cars.
I place that about 1954-56 when a good many interesting designs appeared in GM's Motorama traveling shows. Today's subject is the Pontiac Club de Mer that appeared in the 1956 Motorama (Wikipedia entry here). The car itself has little if anything nautical about it, but GM publicists took care to show it in seashore environments for non-studio photos (note the photo above and two of the photos below).
The Club de Mer's styling is actually a kind of blending of aircraft and racing car themes in the form of impractical details. Examples include a small tail fin mounted atop where a trunk lid would be (there was none), and dual streamlined windshields that would probably stream wind directly into the driver's and passenger's faces (note the height of the windshields compared to the position of the model in the photo above).
But, Hey!, the Club de Mer was just a show car. And a rather fun one at that.