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Monterey 2008: GM’s Motorama cars at Pebble Beach
Cars You Should Know: 1955 Chevy Biscayne Motorama Showcar, hooniverse.com, Oct 10, 2009. Click here.
|Thank you Larry Faloon and the General Motors Archive Department for these great photos of the full size renderings of the Biscayne.
“The guys are working on a full size rendering of the Biscayne interior. The interiors for these show cars were designed in pencil right on the 20ft blackboards based on the sketches the designers did at their desks and then air brushed to make a better presentation. You can see in the photo that they even painted in the luggage and some of the mechanicals”. Larry Faloon, GM Heritage Center
Among the most interesting assignments were the development of GM’s North Hollywood studio and leading the GM product placement team on Sylvester Stallone’s Demolition Man. Larry retired in 2002 after having worked for five of GM’s six vice presidents of design. Later in 2002, he joined the GM Heritage Center development team where he continues to be responsible for its overall design appearance.
From Riches to Rags to Riches
Text by David W. Temple
Click here to read it.
Mystery Cars: The Chevy Biscayne Click here.
1955 Chevy Biscayne Dream Car by John Gunnell, Auto Trader Classics, May 2011. Click here to read it.
The Biscayne was supposed to have been destroyed in late 1959.
The Biscayne is having its parts reunited for the first time in over 45 years!
Original factory picture shown here. See more photos in Interesting Photos.
Bortz Auto Collection tracked it down at the Warhoops Junkyard.
The car had been cut up into eight major pieces and was due to be crushed but Warhoops owner, Harry Sr.
managed to hide all of these pieces until around 1990 when he turned over all of the pieces to the car to the Bortz Auto Collection.
the Midwest, who performed the time intensive and tedius task of duplicating the original chassis from detailed pictures of the Biscayne were discovered in 1999 in the General Motors Tech Center. The Biscayne file was discovered buried in a file cabinet at the General Motors Tech Center. This afforded the opportunity to have the chassis and running gear duplicated to its exact original specifications.
being brought together with the body!
the engine and running gear are in place and the hubcaps have even been placed on the car – it is ready to roll!!!
For further information please see the following articles:
One-of-a-kind: 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne, Velocity Channel.
Classic Chevy World, Chevrolet’s Motorama Dream Car for 1955 – The Biscayne,10/1/2005
Hemmings Classic Car, January 2005 “Biscayne Today”
The Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook July