Words like coach, coupe and sedan generally applied to a given body style regardless of who made it. Then, marantec\/martin garage door remote 2 ch independent front-suspension names like “Knee-Action” and “Safe-T-Flex” lit the verbal fuse in the 1930s. Marketing verbiage exploded when General Motors’ “Hydra-Matic Drive” arrived late in the decade as a $57 option for 1940 Oldsmobiles.
GM lobbed the first verbal volley by shortening and hyphenating two words, hydraulic and automatic, for its new product. REO’s “Self-Shifter” and post-1940 wannabe automatics really weren’t. Frantic attempts to engineer and bring to market vacuum, hydraulic, and/or electric marantec\/martin garage door remote 2 ch for clutches and manual transmissions were cut short by World War II. Stillborn for 1942 were Lincoln-Mercury’s “Liquimatic Drive” and Studebaker’s “Turbo-Matic Drive. ” Hudson marketed a more dependable setup in 1942 that survived the war: “Drive-Master.
” Hudson added overdrive to Drive-Master for 1950 and called it “Super-Matic Drive. ” Hudson finally offered a real automatic transmission, GM’s Hydra-Matic, in most 1951 models. Kaiser followed suit. Buick named its proprietary automatic “Dynaflow” for 1948, and Lincoln offered GM’s Hydra-Matic late in the 1949 model year. Nash offered it for 1950, the year Chevrolet marantec\/martin garage door remote 2 ch Ford and Plymouth with “Powerglide.