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.
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
A total of five engines were available for Bel Air in 1962, with the top choice being Chevy’s famous 409. A 409-cubic-inch 409-horsepower V8, the powerplant was inspiration for The Beach Boys’ hit record “409.” This car could run the quarter mile in 12.2 seconds, which could have easily been the inspiration for another Beach Boys record, “Shut Down.”

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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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