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.
1956 Firebird II
Billed by General Motors as the “first gas turbine family car built and tested in the U.S.,” the Firebird II was successor to the 1953 Firebird I. The Firebird II was a true test bed for many GM innovations. Features include a titanium body, a regenerative gas turbine, all-wheel independent suspension with automatic load-leveling, 4-wheel power disc brakes, a magnetic ignition key and electric gear selection.

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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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