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.
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark I
Legend has it that the Mako Shark I was painted to look like a shark that Bill Mitchell had caught and displayed in his office; after failed attempts to get the car’s graduated paint scheme to match the mounted shark, designers “borrowed” the trophy and repainted it to match the car. Mitchell was none the wiser. The Mako Shark I has a decidedly boatlike interior: simple round gauges and wraparound woodgrain veneer.

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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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