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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Oldsmobile classic concept inspired by the Navy Cutlass jet fighter of the 1950s

The Oldsmobile brand had been ceased to exist since 2004, like Plymouth, which predeceased it by a few years before, the name has started to fade into the past and from people’s memory. And we feel the contributions to automotive history made by it such as there should not be forgotten, and that its names should be live on.
1954 Oldsmobile Cutlass Concept carried the aviation theme ranging from aircraft-style instrumentation to sleek tailfins. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VYeFia)
To prove the point that the Oldsmobile was once a symbol of dynamism in the world's automotive industry, here are one of the most original and memorable concept vehicles the Oldsmobile ever produced in 1954.

Well, in the new automotive styling and design concepts were bubbling up everywhere of the 1950s, and one model that reflected that dynamism was the Oldsmobile Cutlass Concept
1954 Oldsmobile Cutlass Concept body made of reinforced plastic materials mounted on a 110-inch wheelbase chassis with a 51.5-inch road height(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VYeFia)
It took its name from the military Chance-Vought Cutlass, a Navy jet fighter plane in the 1950s. So no wonder, if the aviation theme pinned throughout the Cutlass ranging from aircraft-style instrumentation to sleek tailfins. 
1954 Oldsmobile Cutlass Concept was powered with a 250-horsepower advanced version of the Rocket V8 engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VXGoPX)
Instrumentation resembled aircraft instruments, it could be seen on the underside of the front fenders was wide open and was perforated to permit exhaust of engine heat. The Cutlass had no outside trunk lid to open. Access to the luggage compartment was reached from inside the car. 
1954 Oldsmobile Cutlass Concept made its debut at the 1954 GM Motorama. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VYeFia)
The entire body was of reinforced plastic materials mounted on a 110-inch wheelbase chassis with a 51.5-inch road height. It featured fastback styling with a louvered backlight, the combination bumper-grille, swivel seats (much in advance of Chrysler's), and copper-toned glass for screening harsh light.
The Cutlass made its debut at the 1954 GM Motorama (look at the video above). In the time, the body of the Cutlass was painted metallic silver with a white and copper leather interior. It was powered with a 250-horsepower advanced version of the Rocket V8 engine. Wanna see another Oldsmobile concept car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OUTRIGHTOLDS | CARSTYLING.RU | AUTO123]
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