2 Four passenger, pillar less four door hard top with suicide doors that later appeared on some 1957 and 1958 Cadillacs.
16 Conceived as an “exploration in elegance” the sleek Biscayne was a true hardtop sport sedan.
28 Long fairings for the headlamps.
31 Both the 1960 Chevrolet Corvair and 1961–62 Corvette drew upon the Biscayne’s rear body design.
37 2010 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. This car would influence future General Motors vehicles.
Mario on Dec 24, 2022 said:
The 1955 Chevy Biscayne XP-37 Concept Car was developed by Harley Earl and Chuck Jordan of General Motors. It made its debut at the 1955 General Motors Motorama where it wowed the show-goers.
The Chevy Biscayne was a Four passenger, pillar less four door hard top with suicide doors that later appeared on some 1957 and 1958 Cadillacs.
The body was made of reinforced fiberglass like the new Corvette.
It had unique headlights built into the hood with long fairings for the headlamps and a complex “three-way panoramic windshield” which was later seen on 1959–60 GM models.
The 1955 Biscayne influenced the Corvette, Buick Riviera, Corvair, and Cadillac Eldorado well into the 1960s.
But unfortunately it was cut up for scrap in 1958 until a collector/restorer Joe Bortz found it in 1988 bought it and started a 22 year restoration.
Enjoy! Mario.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 24, 2022 said:
Uhmmmmmmmmmmm, it's midnight on Christmas Eve and I just ate Santa's cookies. I'm trying to help him lose weight. Yes, I took a bullet for the jolly ol St Nick.
Now I almost "ralphed" these cookies when my mouse fell on this........this........hmmmmm, what is the word I'm looking for????
I know and have been reminded the purpose of these concept cars. I get it. Like a trial and error exercise.
To me it looks like a very angry Corvair. And yes I see the side coves which found their way onto Corvettes.
I'm going to have to give this car time to grow on me. It's not something I hope to wake up Christmas morning and find in my garage.
I think this car takes a lot of explaining. This to me is not simple elegance.
God rest Loretta Young but let's not blame her for the doors.
The headlights look like they came from a Triumph Bugeye.
Maybe a different color other than KERMIT the frog GREEN. Ribbit ribbit....
My 1972 Camaro was that color, only because it was the only one on the lot I could afford to buy at that time.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a GOODNIGHT!![Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 31, 2022 said:
I'm not sure I have the patience to wait 22 years and have it turn out like this.....sorry Mario. I appreciate the restorer's dedication. I'm not enthralled with the outcome. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I guess I'm not the beholder in this instance.[Reply to this comment]