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Monday, June 10, 2024

El Cadillette: A 6.2 Meters, Six-Wheeled Marvel Based on Three Iconic Brands

Weird ONES - In the automotive world, there's always a fascination with vehicles that stand out from the ordinary. Modifying motor vehicles to attract public attention has become a popular trend. These modifications often focus on creating unique appearances that capture the imagination and generate viral moments. One such extraordinary transformation involves turning a classic car into a six-wheeled marvel, combining elements from at least three of the most iconic automotive brands in history.
The 'El Cadillette,' a unique six-wheeled vehicle blending elements of the El Camino, Cadillac, and 1959 Corvette, crafted by HBomb Customs & Classics. (Picture from: Hemmings)
As quoted of Stuff.co.nzHBomb Customs & Classics, a renowned vehicle restoration and customization workshop near Temuka, New Zealand, took on one of its most ambitious projects in its ten-year history. The project began in 2018 when David Blackmore, an Australian gentleman living on the Gold Coast, Australia, tasked the workshop with transforming his classic 1959 Cadillac into something truly unique.  
The 'El Cadillette' project originated from a 1959 hardtop four-door Cadillac. (Picture from: Hemmings)
Originally, Blackmore envisioned a beautiful, classic design inspired by an image drawn by Raymond Picasso. However, he later decided to elevate the project's uniqueness by increasing the car's wheels from four to six. The process of bringing this six-wheeled, 6.2 meters-long orange-colored masterpiece to life was no small feat. 
Car restorer Hadleigh Oudemans (left) from HBomb Customs, along with Frank Spencer and Brendan Anisy, showcase the remarkable length of El Cadillette. (Picture from: Stuff.co.nz)
The partially completed car arrived from Wellington in a container in 2018, and over the following two years, the team at HBomb Customs & Classics worked tirelessly to turn Blackmore's vision into reality, finally completing the project just before Christmas 2020.

The result was the El Cadillette, a stunning fusion of an El Camino, a Cadillac, and a 1959 Corvette. This unique vehicle also features bonnet rockets from a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and a "rumble seat" setup behind the cockpit-style cabin.
The initial designs of the car were specifically drawn by Raymond Picasso for the owner before deciding on the rear tandem configuration. (Picture from: Hemmings)
One of the most challenging aspects of the project was designing the "lazy axle" setup for the twin rear wheels, making it a six-wheeled vehicle reminiscent of the FAB 1, the iconic pink car from the 1960s' British science-fiction puppet television series Thunderbirds.
The original four-wheeled design of El Cadillette was based on a 1959 Cadillac flat-top sedan, featuring a powerful 500 cubic inch V8 Cadillac engine. (Picture from: TheVetteBarn)
Throughout the project, Hadleigh Oudemans and his team also modified the wheel arches and created a custom grille using parts from two '59 Corvettes. The exterior was painted in a striking "Lamborghini Orange," while the interior was customized with white and orange crocodile leather.
The front grille of El Cadillette was custom-made using parts taken from two 1959 Corvettes. (Picture from: Hemmings)
Adding to its uniqueness, the six-wheeled car features a clear glass roof, fulfilling a specific request from Blackmore. The team spent significant time sourcing and chasing suitable Cadillac parts for the project. The vehicle is powered by a 500 cubic inch V8 Cadillac engine, ensuring that it has the power to match its striking appearance.
El Cadillette's interior is adorned with a fully custom carbon fiber dash and features special crocodile genuine leather in white and orange on the seats. (Picture from: Hemmings)
Oudemans estimated that the project could eventually cost between $200,000 and $300,000. One of the standout features is the installation of a television in the middle of the spare wheel cover, allowing Blackmore to "park up" and watch 1950s music videos, adding a nostalgic touch to this futuristic vehicle.
Car restorer Hadleigh Oudemans from HBomb Customs describes El Cadillette as the most challenging project he has ever undertaken. (Picture from: WeirdWheels)
The transformation of the 1959 Cadillac into the six-wheeled El Cadillette is a testament to the creativity and craftsmanship of the team at HBomb Customs & ClassicsThis project showcases how innovative modifications can breathe new life into classic cars, turning them into unique works of art that capture the imagination and draw attention wherever they go.
As the El Cadillette cruises the streets (once it is fully built and road-ready), it stands as a shining example of what can be achieved when vision meets skill, and tradition blends with modernity. Unfortunately, we haven't heard any updates about it since then. *** [EKA [15022021] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HBOMB CUSTOMS & CLASSIC | STUFF.CO.NZ | HEMMINGS | SIXMANIA | CUSTOM RODDER | THEVETTEBARN | WEIRDWHEELS ]
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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Iconic 1960s Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT: A Timeless Concept Car

⛔Rare GEMS💣 - The world of concept cars is a fascinating realm where imagination meets engineering prowess, often leading to the creation of vehicles that, while ephemeral, leave an indelible mark on automotive history. These cars typically make a brief but impactful appearance at various auto shows, capturing headlines and the public's imagination before retreating into obscurity. However, some transcend their temporary status and achieve legendary status, particularly those from the 1960s, an era renowned for groundbreaking automotive designs.
The 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT concept car is built to explore the possibility of a Corvair-based sports car and designed by Larry Shinoda , Anatole Lapine, and Paul Dessen. (Picture from: Hagerty)
Among the concept cars of the 1960s, a few stand out for their lasting influence and innovative design. These vehicles were crafted not just as showcases of future possibilities but as statements of style and engineering ingenuity. Car manufacturers of that time saw the value in creating one-off models that could hint at future trends and stir excitement for upcoming releases. One such vehicle that epitomizes this spirit is the Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT, a concept car that has left an enduring legacy.
The 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT concept car was introduced in the early 1960s as a daring exploration of sports car potential based on the Corvair model. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
The Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT was introduced in the early 1960s as a daring exploration of sports car potential based on the Corvair model. It made a spectacular debut at the Road America 500 race meeting in September 1962, immediately capturing the attention of automotive enthusiasts and industry insiders alike. General Motors described the Monza GT as part of their continuous effort to innovate and test new styling and engineering ideas, even though it was never intended for mass production.
The 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT (XP-777) - Illustration from "Chevrolet Idea Cars - Today's ideas for tomorrow's driving" Foldout. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
The design of the Monza GT was a collaborative effort by Larry Shinoda, Anatole Lapine, and Paul Deesen. They transformed the Chevrolet Corvair platform by shortening it and reconfiguring the layout to feature a mid-engine setup. This was achieved by rotating the Corvair's air-cooled flat-six engine 180 degrees and placing it ahead of the transaxle. This configuration not only improved the car's balance and handling but also gave it a distinctive and futuristic look that still turns heads today.
The 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT concept car has first appeared before the public at the 1963 New York Auto Show. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
One of the most striking features of the Monza GT was its unique appearance. The car's forward-slanting nose, equipped with four small headlights and the absence of a traditional grille, gave it a fresh and athletic look that stood out from the more extravagant American cars of the previous decade. The clean, taut lines of the body exuded a sense of speed and agility, reflecting a shift towards more refined and performance-oriented design principles.
1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT concept car does not apply the usual doors like most existing cars. To be able to enter the cabin from this 2-seater concept car, you should be opened the whole of the car canopy. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Adding to its futuristic allure, the Monza GT featured an innovative canopy-style entry system instead of conventional doors. This meant that the entire canopy of the car had to be lifted to access the interior, a feature that was also seen in another Chevrolet concept, the Corvair Testudo, built by Bertone in 1963. This unique approach to ingress and egress highlighted the car's status as a true concept vehicle, pushing the boundaries of traditional automotive design.
1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT concept car interior has a black dashboard with simple instrument panels and able to accommodate two passengers in its cabin. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
The Monza GT was first showcased to the public at the 1963 New York Auto Show, where it continued to impress with its technical specifications. It was powered by a modified version of the Corvair's standard engine, a 6-cylinder, 145-cubic inch (2,380 cc) unit equipped with dual carburetors, producing around 102 horsepower. This engine, combined with the car's lightweight and mid-engine layout, promised exciting performance potential.
1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT concept car used a mid-mounted 6-cubic 145-inch inline engine with a capacity of 2,380 cc and is equipped with dual carburetors. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Despite the enthusiasm it generated, the Monza GT never made it to the production line. Various factors, including the troubled reputation of the Corvair model at the time, likely contributed to this decision. Nevertheless, the Monza GT remains a beloved icon in automotive history, celebrated for its bold design and innovative engineering.

Today, the Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT is preserved as a testament to the creativity and forward-thinking spirit of its era. It resides at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, where it continues to inspire and captivate visitors. This iconic concept car serves as a reminder of a time when automakers dared to dream big and push the boundaries of what was possible in automotive design.
Visiting the GM Heritage Center offers a rare opportunity to witness this legendary vehicle up close. The Monza GT stands as a beacon of automotive history, representing the ingenuity and vision that have driven the industry forward. For car enthusiasts and historians alike, it is a must-see example of the heights that can be achieved when creativity and engineering excellence converge.

In exploring the story of the Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT, we are reminded of the power of innovation and the enduring impact of visionary design. While many concept cars may fade into obscurity, the Monza GT continues to shine as a symbol of a bygone era of automotive daring and imagination. *** [EKA [31072020] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | CARSTYLING.RU | HAGERTY ]
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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Meet the Ferrari Uovo: The Unique Egg-Shaped Classic Car

ONE-OFF - Maybe all this time you know Ferraris as sports cars with a sensational and sexy appearance, so you might not recognize the figure of this classic Ferrari car. Indeed, this one-of-a-kind in the world is called Ferrari Uovo, or Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo’ for its full name.
1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo' has shown off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019. (Picture from: Sun)
Ferrari Uovo boasts unique looks and styling, or can be said to be eccentric. This car is a one-off project from an Italian coachbuilder named Carrozzeria Fontana, based on a Ferrari 166MM classic car platform. After it crashed in its first attempt, its original buyers, the Marzotto brothers, decided to rebuild it in this form. The result is a unique car shaped like an egg, or 'Uovo' in Italian.

Sculptor Franco Reggiani was the mastermind behind its special bodywork, creating a shape he likened to that of a plane without wings. This good-looker raced for the first time in 1951 and was powered by a 1.56-liter gasoline engine that produced up to 186 horsepower (138 kilowatts) and had a mileage of more than 341 miles (550 kilometers).
Front three quarter of 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo.' (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Armed with aerodynamic bodywork and drivetrain, the Uovo was very competitive and took part in the Mille Miglia and Giro di Sicilia in 1951. The car had the chance to lead the race before it was damaged and ultimately unable to continue.

If at that time Uovo had not experienced severe damage, it is very likely this car would have been the winner in those two prestigious racing events. The results could have been different, potentially leading Ferrari to build more of these cars in the future. Even so, this classic Ferrari remains a historic and iconic car, making it a special model for Ferrari collectors.
Dashboard view of 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo.' (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
In August 2017, this car was auctioned by RM Sotheby's at an event in Monterey, California. Initially, this car was expected to sell at a price of US $7 million, but it ultimately sold for $4.5 million, making it one of the world's most expensive cars. WOW!😲

The Ferrari Uovo is more than just a unique vehicle; it’s a testament to the innovative spirit of Ferrari and the craftsmanship of Carrozzeria Fontana and Franco Reggiani. Its distinctive design and racing pedigree make it a standout in the history of automotive engineering. Even after several decades, the Uovo continues to captivate car enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Rear right side view of 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo.' (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Owning a piece of history like the Ferrari Uovo is a dream for many, and its story continues to inspire those passionate about classic cars and racing heritage. The legacy of the Uovo lives on, reminding us of the timeless allure of Ferrari and the incredible feats of engineering that have defined the brand over the years.
As we look back on the remarkable journey of the Ferrari Uovo, it’s clear that this car represents more than just a mode of transportation. It embodies the passion, creativity, and relentless pursuit of excellence that have come to define Ferrari. This unique vehicle will always be celebrated as a remarkable chapter in the storied history of one of the world’s most iconic automotive manufacturers. *** [EKA [16072019] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUN | INDEPENDENT ]
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Friday, June 7, 2024

Reviving the Icon: The Unique 1963 Ford Thunderbird 'Italien' Concept

Hidden GEMS 💣 - In the vibrant landscape of 1960s automobile design, the allure of Italian aesthetics captured the imagination of many, including American car manufacturers. Among them, Ford took a distinctive approach by infusing Italian design sensibilities into one of their classic models. The result was the Ford Thunderbird 'Italien' Concept Car, a masterpiece that embodied the elegance and innovation of its era.
1963 Ford Thunderbird 'Italien' Concept Car heavily inspired by Italian design and done by its own team. (Picture from: TradeUniqueCars)
Ford's ambition to blend Italian flair with American ingenuity led to the creation of the Thunderbird 'Italien.' The initial design phase was driven by the Thunderbird styling department, where designers meticulously crafted a clay model over a plywood buck. This hands-on approach allowed for a seamless translation of the concept's vision into a tangible vehicle. To bring this vision to life, Ford collaborated with DTS, a contractor known for constructing many of the era's concept cars.
1963 Ford Thunderbird 'Italien' Concept Car appeared with a unique fastback roof and made of fiberglass and then chrome plated. (Picture from: TradeUniqueCars)
The 1963 Thunderbird 'Italien' emerged as a stunning representation of cross-cultural design. Its sleek fastback roof, a hallmark of Italian influence, was harmoniously integrated with the robust American framework. The car boasted the revered 390FE V8 engine, equipped with the unique M code T-Bird tri-power carburetor setup, blending performance with elegance.
1963 Ford Thunderbird 'Italien' Concept Car beautified with an interior that is entirely covered with red genuine-leather to matches the exterior appearance which is painted in the same color. (Picture from: TradeUniqueCars)
Despite its initial fate as a show car destined for scrapping, the Thunderbird 'Italien' found a savior in actor Dale Robertson. Robertson, enamored by its design, acquired the vehicle and soon passed it on to his gardener, William Warner. Warner cherished the car for several years before selling it to Joe Navaro, an insurance salesman, in 1974. Navaro repainted it metallic blue and used it as his daily driver, adding to its storied history.

The car's next chapter began when Ford collector Don Chambers recognized its rarity and historical significance. After years of persistence, Chambers acquired the vehicle in 1989. By then, the car had suffered from exposure to the elements, requiring significant restoration. In 2005, Chambers, facing health issues, sold the car, setting the stage for its ultimate revival.
1963 Ford Thunderbird 'Italien Concept Car' featured the 390FE V8 with the unique M code T-Bird tri-power carburetor setup. (Picture from: TradeUniqueCars)
Enter Tom Maruska, a renowned specialist in restoring 'Bullet Birds' and rare concept cars, brought a wealth of expertise and passion for automotive history to the Thunderbird 'Italien.' Known for his meticulous craftsmanship, Maruska had already restored the Mercury XM-800 concept and was working on the Mercury Turnpike concept at the time. In February 2006, he traveled from Duluth, Minnesota, to Los Angeles, where he struck a deal to bring the car back to his shop.

The restoration process was a testament to Maruska's dedication. Despite the car being largely intact and rust-free, it had layers of wear that needed addressing. One of the most challenging aspects was recreating a missing piece of fiberglass molding. When an LA shop owner demanded an exorbitant price for the original part, Maruska chose to handcraft a new piece from metal, demonstrating his commitment to authenticity.
1963 Ford Thunderbird 'Italien' Concept Car had 72 coats of paint that required six applications of aircraft stripper to get down to the metal and fiberglass; all trim was restored. (Picture from: TradeUniqueCars)
Maruska's restoration efforts were exhaustive. The car's paint required multiple applications of aircraft stripper to reach the original metal and fiberglass. He painstakingly restored each trim piece and reupholstered the interior by hand. The Plexiglass windows, integral to the car's distinctive look, were restored by a specialist, ensuring that every detail was as close to the original as possible.

Today, the Thunderbird 'Italien' stands as a beautiful testament to the fusion of American engineering and Italian design. Its journey from a concept car to a cherished collector's item highlights the passion and dedication of those who recognized its unique value. The restoration by Tom Maruska not only preserved a piece of automotive history but also celebrated the ingenuity and creativity that defined an era.
As the Thunderbird 'Italien' continues to capture the hearts of car enthusiasts, it serves as a reminder of the timeless appeal of innovative design and the enduring legacy of those who strive to preserve it. The story of this remarkable car is a fitting tribute to a bygone era, where the blend of cultural influences created something truly extraordinary. *** [EKA [14052020] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MECUM | TRADEUNIQUECARS ]
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Ferrari's First Wedge-Shaped Concept Car: A Bold Leap in Design

ONE-OFF - Ferrari, the iconic supercar manufacturer, embodies everything quintessential about Italian sports cars: passion, emotion, beauty, and speed. Renowned for its history of both road and racing cars, Ferrari has introduced countless stunning models over the years. However, not all models made it to the production line, with many remaining as tantalizing concept cars.
1969 Ferrari 512S Berlinetta Speciale concept car whose entire development work was done by Pininfarina and launched for the first time at the Turin Motor Show 1969. (Picture from: Pinterest)
Concept cars often remain just that—concepts. Occasionally, they inspire production vehicles that capture the imagination even more beautifully. Sometimes, special designers take the liberty to create new Ferraris that, unfortunately, remain within the realms of their imagination.

One such concept is the Ferrari 512S Berlinetta Speciale, a project developed entirely by Pininfarina and unveiled at the 1969 Turin Motor Show. This visionary concept was the brainchild of Filippo Sapino, a design director at Ghia for three decades. His most striking work during his brief tenure at Pininfarina in the late 1960s was undoubtedly this Ferrari concept car.
Uniquely, not an ordinary door system but a canopy flip-up is used to access the cabin of 1969 Ferrari 512S Berlinetta Speciale concept car. (Picture from: Pinterest)
The 512S Berlinetta Speciale was the first Ferrari concept car to employ a wedge-shaped design, setting a trend in car design that would define the 1970s. The name '512S' might be misleading, as the car did not feature a 5.0-liter V12 under its rear clamshell grille. Instead, it was based on the 312P, although it did not carry the 3.0-liter 12-cylinder engine, but rather a 6.0-liter engine from the 612 Can-Am. Unfortunately, this concept car was not drivable since the engine block lacked internal components. Perhaps one day, a complete engine might bring this stunning vehicle to life on the streets.
1969 Ferrari 512S Berlinetta Speciale concept car's interior view with right-hand steering wheel and 5-speed manual transmission. (Picture from: Facebook)
Despite not being a functional vehicle, Sapino made the most of the chassis' floor-hugging physique, incorporating unorthodox surface treatments to give the car a visually dynamic, almost supersonic appearance. A unique feature of this concept car is its canopy flip-up system, allowing access to the cabin—an innovative design element later used in another 512S concept, the 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo designed by Paulo Martin.
1969 Ferrari 512S Berlinetta Speciale concept car features a mid-mounted 6.0-liter V12 engine from a 612 Can-Am racer. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
The design of the 512S Berlinetta Speciale significantly diverged from previous Pininfarina models, such as the Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale designed by Leonardo Fioravanti in 1968. While only one example of the 512S Berlinetta Speciale was made, its impact on Ferrari's design philosophy was profound.

The angular design of the 512S Berlinetta Speciale marked a departure from Ferrari's earlier, more curvaceous styles. This concept set the stage for future models like the 365 GTC/4 and the Berlinetta Boxers, both also designed by Sapino. Ferrari's bold experimentation with design during this era highlights the company's commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of automotive aesthetics.
Ferrari continues to be a symbol of innovation, constantly evolving while staying true to its core values of passion, performance, and beauty. The 512S Berlinetta Speciale remains a testament to Ferrari's willingness to explore new horizons and redefine the limits of car design. As the brand looks to the future, it is these daring concepts that remind us of the endless possibilities in the world of automotive excellence. *** [EKA [17082020] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CLASSICDRIVER.COM | CARSTYLING.RU ]
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Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Legendary Oldsmobile Golden Rocket: Design and Innovation

Unique ONES - The 1950s marked an iconic era brimming with distinctive design elements that remain recognizable even today. This decade saw fashion, automobiles, and other facets of daily life heavily influenced by technological advancements. One exemplary product of this era was the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, a car that embodied the futuristic vision of the 1950s. Its design, both radical and mesmerizing, continues to astonish enthusiasts even after more than half a century.
The Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, a car that embodied the futuristic vision of the 1950s. (Picture from: ViaRetro)
Introduced at the GM Motorama in 1956, the Golden Rocket captured imaginations with its extraordinary design. This vehicle looked like a blend between a jet aircraft and the whimsical spaceships from the Jetsons. Its rear bumper was reminiscent of rockets, and the futuristic aesthetic extended along the sides and into the bullet-shaped, high-set headlights. 
1956 Pontiac Club de Mer (front) sat along with the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket at the 1956 GM Motorama. (Picture from: CarDesignNews)
Interestingly, these weren’t functional headlights but chromed covers, a liberty often taken with concept cars. While most images of this show car are in black and white, its fiberglass body was originally painted in a dazzling bronze metallic, emphasizing the glitzy, forward-looking design of the time.
The Oldsmobile Golden Rocket looked like a blend between a jet aircraft and the whimsical spaceships from the Jetsons. (Picture from: ViaRetro)
The interior of the Golden Rocket was equally extravagant. It featured blue and gold leather, creating a striking two-seater cabin. A large speedometer was centrally positioned within the steering wheel, which boasted a unique button-controlled tilt mechanism for easier access. This innovation was ahead of its time and reflected the era's fascination with combining convenience and futuristic design.
The Oldsmobile Golden Rocket boasts a supersonic sleekness that excites the most spirited imagination, adorned with an ultra-low posture and dramatic power, featuring breathtaking new ideas throughout. (Picture from: ViaRetro)
Opening the doors of the Golden Rocket was an experience in itself. The doors were designed with two components: the main door and an automatic roof panel that rose upon opening. This feature was reminiscent of gull-wing doors, further facilitating cabin access. Additionally, the seats would rise three inches and swivel 45 degrees, ensuring that entering the car was as effortless as possible, embodying the futuristic ideals of comfort and ease.
The interior of the Golden Rocket was equally extravagant, featured a large speedometer was centrally positioned within the steering wheel. (Picture from: ViaRetro)
Underneath its spectacular exterior, the Golden Rocket was powered by an enhanced 324 cu. in. V8 engine, delivering an impressive 275 horsepower. This power was transmitted through a standard GM automatic gearbox to a conventional rear-wheel-drive system
Its rear bumper was reminiscent of rockets, and the futuristic aesthetic extended along the sides and into the bullet-shaped, high-set headlights. (Picture from: ViaRetro)
Despite its advanced features, the Golden Rocket remained grounded in reliable automotive technology of the time. Even though this car was once changed to blue, unfortunately, it has not survived to this day. It is very likely that it was destroyed after it retired from service, like most show cars of that time.
The 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, in its blue color, is pictured alongside Design Chief William Mitchell (on the right) at the General Motors Design Center in Warren, Michigan. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
The Golden Rocket was conceived purely as a concept car, a vision of what the future of automotive design could hold. It traveled around the world, showcased at various exhibitions, and served as a gleaming example of innovation. Its journeys across exhibitions allowed people to glimpse what could be possible, stirring excitement and dreams of a dazzling automotive future.
The story of the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket is a fascinating chapter in the history of car design. It represents a time when creativity and technological optimism knew no bounds. Though it never went into production, its legacy lives on as a symbol of innovation and the adventurous spirit of the 1950s. As we look back, the Golden Rocket continues to inspire with its blend of futuristic design and imaginative engineering, a testament to the era's unbridled enthusiasm for the possibilities of tomorrow. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VIARETRO | CONCEPTCARZ | MOTOR1 | CARDESIGNNEWS | CARSTYLING.RU ]
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