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.
1958 Firebird III
The third of four Firebird designs, this car was built in 1958 (the year of GM’s golden anniversary) and first shown at GM’s Motorama in 1959; it also made an appearance at the 1962 Century 21 World’s Fair in Seattle. This Firebird was the only one that had any real impact on the design of GM production vehicles (besides the now-famous moniker). The 1959 Cadillac picks up some of Firebird’s surfaces and severe tuck-under rocker panels, and the 1961 Caddy has rear “skegs” from the Firebird III.

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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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