A comparison of the prewar and postwar Everest portables shows that some thought was given to continuity in styling. The K2 is certainly more streamlined, but retains the shape of the opening in the ribbon cover, the "hips" that give Everests their distinctive look, and other details.
Red rivals of the '30s in Italy. Which do you like better?
Here's a somewhat later Everest that showed up on eBay a couple of years ago. Wow.
Adwoa's rescue operation
Robert's ode to the Everest