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Old December 13th, 2008, 08:59 PM
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1956 Olds Golden Rocket

1956 Olds Golden Rocket, ( Concept Car ) is this car still around ?? in a collectors possession maybe



The 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket featured a seating system in which a roof panel was raised and the seat was elevated and rotated toward the entering occupant when the door was opened. Buttons on the steering wheel allowed the column to tilt downward, providing the driver with easier access.

A wild-looking bronze-metallic two-seat coupe was the most projectile-like Olds show car, and one of the quickest: Its 234 V-8 was tuned to produce 275 hp, which must have been impressive considering its curb weight of about 2,500 pounds. Like most of its predecessors, the Rocket had a fiberglass body.



Roof panels rose, resembling Mercedes" gullwing-style, and the seats lifted and swiveled out to welcome the posterior when the doors were opened. Conventional bumpers were replaced by nerf-like built-in bumpers, and one of the first-known tilt steering wheels was in the cockpit.


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Wow that is one cool ride. the top view has a strong resemblance to a split window corvette go figure!
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and if you look closer the speedometer in the center of that COOOL steering wheel
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I surfed the web for about 10hrs last night and could not find any newer info on it.Unfortunately most of the concept cars were just torn apart after they were no longer useful.sure does seem like a big waste of such automobile art. however GM does have a collection of the survivors hopefully its there.
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WENT DOWN ON THE ANDREA DORA AND STOCKHOLM COLLISION IN THE ALANTIC ALONG WITH MOST OF GM'S CONCEPT CAR'S ACCORING TO THE HISTORY CHANNELS STORY A FEW YEAR'S AGO.
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I think this is the concept car you were thinking of its the Chrysler norseman it was aboard the Andria Doria on July 26 1956 when she sank the second photo was taken at the Paris auto show held Oct 3-13 1957 the golden rocket was on the show circuit for at least two more years after this so there is still hope its out there some were
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Digging up an old thread


I never heard anything about this car. Here's a recent article about it.


http://autos.yahoo.com/news/1956-old...130059132.html




Here's another story:


http://www.carstyling.ru/en/car/1956...golden_rocket/


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