This is GM’s incredible secret stash of cars
Take an undercover trip round the General’s jaw-dropping collection of Cadillacs, Corvettes and crackpot concepts
Posted: 24 Jan 2014
The good times are encapsulated by the extravagant designs of Harley Earl, the General's styling chief from the late Twenties until his retirement in 1959. The Buick Y-Job was Earl's handiwork, the first car built solely to test public reaction to new design ideas. After its public display, it became his daily driver, a fact that makes TG insanely happy. Most of the finest pieces in the GM collection are Earl's handiwork.
And the finest of the lot are surely his three Firebird concepts (Firebird I, II and III, believe it or not), a trilogy of gas-turbine-powered, jet-fighter inspired concepts that demonstrate, more vividly than any history book, film or album ever could, the anything's-possible attitude of America in the 1950s. They're the centrepiece of this glorious collection of cars, and possibly the greatest concepts made in the history of ever.