Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.
1953 Firebird I
Built in the same year as the first production Corvette, the Firebird I was the very first gas turbine-powered automobile built and tested in the U.S. Strictly experimental, Firebird I was created by GM designers and engineers to determine if gas turbines could ever be used as motive power in passenger vehicles. Billed as a “test tube car” in a GM promotional video, the kerosene-fueled Firebird I was test-driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Maurice “Mauri” Rose.

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5 thoughts on “Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

  1. Great rendition — especially of the Cadillacs. When will we ever see another Cadillac to rival those shown here? We need a new icon without worrying about fuel efficiency and “organic” greenness.

  2. A bright red Cadillac convertible was my ideal car when I was a kid and it still is. They don’t make such gorgeous cars any longer.

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