1954 Chevrolet Corvette GM Styling Concept


1954 Chevrolet Corvette GM Styling Concept

1954 Chevrolet Corvette GM Styling Concept

Owned by an unknown GM Styling employee, this 1954 Corvette was outfitted with several unique design features. These were the results of two design exercises that included both interior and exterior upgrades.

Outwardly, this styling concept is distinguished by its sharkfin headlights which effective split each headlight down the center. The only other body modification is custom hue of blue paint which is unlike Pennant Blue found on the standard 1954 models.

Inside is where the designers experimented more. Fitted is a prototype steering wheel, center armrest with storage area, custom instrument bezel and unique upholstery.

All these modifications are documented on shop order ‘S.O. 2536’ from April 4th, 1955 and ‘S.O. #10029’ from February 11th, 1956.

The unique GM Styling Concept was restored by Werner Meier from MasterWorks Automotive Services for the Lingenfelter Collection. The finished car was displayed at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and won the The ‘General Motors/Dave Holls Award’ for the the ‘Most Outstanding General Motors Car.’

Story by Richard Owen

In Detail

typeConcept / Prototype Car
built atSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

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