Autoline Design Handbook: Defining the Bone Line

The latest video in Autoline's excellent Design Handbook series covers a very common piece of automotive design, called the Bone Line. As Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics explains, the Bone Line first appeared on post-war models, and was popularized by the classic, 1949 Ford.

Hall shows a number of vehicles that have tweaked the idea of the Bone Line over the years, drawing special attention to the Oldsmobile Toronado. This continued evolution of the Bone Line is just part of what makes it a very noticeable, eye-catching piece of design on modern vehicles. Take a look below for the entire video from Autoline and its Design Handbook.