b'that project were having all kinds of trouble coming up with a good design. Neither Gale nor I had a problem designing small cars. The concave sides flowing into the taillights was one of the innovative features Gale and I came up with on that car.It is no surprise that the Halderman/De La Rossa shape was selected. The simplicity of the duos proposal reflected McNamara himself. Fins, chrome and glitz did not appeal to him. He thought them to be frivolous. He liked cars that made profits. The Ford Board approved the Falcon for production in April 1958. Charles Smith and his group reviewed the car soon after the approval.When the Australians saw the car no decision had been made between a wide flat C pillar, which had been developed by Boyer for the Thunderbird, or a slim bubble top rear window and pillar shape.The bubble-top design, which was borrowed from a little-known Ford concept car, the Quicksilver, eventually chosen. It was decided that the Thunderbird roof would be used on the Mercury Comet version of the car and held over for the Falcons 1962 facelift. The Comet was originally to be a small Edsel. In his book,Disaster 28'