Monday, July 15, 2013

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne XP-37 Concept

The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne Concept began life as a super star 
to showcase the new Chevrolet 265 cubic-inch V8 engine. 
GM touted this four-door, four-passenger, pillarless hardtop as 'an exploration in elegance.'
With a panoramic windshield, long fairings for the headlamps, a series of vertical grille bars
baked by fine mesh, distinctive side coves that wrapped around the rear, thin-shell, 
swiveling front seats (to aid entry and exit), suicide rear doors and thin mustache bumpers,
and painted in brilliant Atlantic Green, the Biscayne hinted at a few future Corvette styling nuances. 
In 1956, the Biscayne, along with three other GM Motorama show cars were 
delivered to a suburban Detroit junkyard for cutting and crushing. 
But the yard’s owner felt that the cars were too special to destroy and squirreled them away,
where they all sat for the next 30 or so years until late ‘80s car collector Joe Bortz bought the show car. 
After 22 years of restoration, the car was reintroduced to the public at the 
Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance in 2008. 
And was prominently displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in 2011.

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