GM 1955 concept cars

black mambablack mamba Major grinsJacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins
edited July 4, 2021 in Other Cool Shots

The 1950's and 1960's were big years for concept cars produced by American car companies. These cars were often used as design exercises for their design staffs and also as a showcase for features due for future production models, The following car is a 1955 Chevy.

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These next shots are of a 1955 Lasalle II.....both a roadster model and a sedan model. These cars were featured in the GM Motorama Tour that traveled the world. After the show circuit, both of these cars were ordered to be scrapped....a common fate for concept cars. However, a couple of employees elected to hide them away in an old junkyard and they were discovered years later. The roadster has seen some restoration work, the sedan has obviously been left as it was found, except for the roof.

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I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.

Comments

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,290 Major grins
    edited July 4, 2021

    The stunning comps for shot #2 and #3 are joyous! I wish they could be put into clean BGs somehow.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    The stunning comps for shot #2 and #3 are joyous! I wish they could be put into clean BGs somehow.

    I couldn't agree with you more, Taz. My biggest frustration at these premier shows is all the people and distractions that are inevitable. Someone really adept at computer skills may be able to isolate the vehicles, but I have neither the skills nor software to pull that off.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,443 Major grins

    I’ve work. The first car is a jewel!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

    @Juano said:
    I’ve work. The first car is a jewel!

    Thanks, buddy. All of the cars of that era had huge steering wheels. Look at the view of that one in shot #4. You could steer the Titanic with that thing. I had both a '55 Chevy and a '57 Chevy in high school ( both hand-me-downs from family ) and I don't remember them being as large. But, hell, I'm surprised that I remember anything from that period.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,073 Major grins

    Cool shots, Tom.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    Cool shots, Tom.

    Thanks, Don.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
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