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GM Styling Chief Chuck Jordan with Cadillac design proposal

GM Styling Chief Chuck Jordan with Cadillac design proposal

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GM Styling Chief Chuck Jordan with Cadillac design proposal

Cadillac Personal Luxury Car Concepts

Cadillac Allante

1959 Cadillac Edlorado Brougham profile

Looking back on the project, Chuck Jordan would recall, “It was a two-passenger Cad with 16 cylinders all right, but it was done just to make a statement ...

A very early version of the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham concept drawing by Chuck Jordan.

The Cadillac Starlight by Pinin Farina. Inspired by the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, this car

There's nothing to see here, folks. (Yes, we mean that literally. Sorry.)

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Cadillac Styling Clay | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

There's nothing to see here, folks. (Yes, we mean that literally. Sorry.)

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Concept Classic: 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne (XP-37)- Chuck Jordan's Motorama-mobile Had A Better Rear End Than Front End

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Cadillac

Wayne Kady, a Cadillac designer, produced some particularly strong watercolor renderings of his designs. Besides illustrating the glamourous persona of the ...

Maestro: Bill Mitchell & the Iconic Cars of GM Styling: Roy Lonberger: 9781366831507: Amazon.com: Books

There's nothing to see here, folks. (Yes, we mean that literally. Sorry.)

Chuck, still judging cars, stands besides one of his designs. Taken October, 2010.

Chuck Jordan: GM concept rendering

They were for a design exercise initiated by Chuck Jordan in the summer of 1964. The purpose was to inspire the designers to have more reach in their ...

Buick Reatta design review

Cadillac Allante

Wayne Kady, a Cadillac designer, produced some particularly strong watercolor renderings of his designs. Besides illustrating the glamourous persona of the ...

Here he is pictured with the GM Aerotrain, which he also designed in 1955.

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Bill Brownlie Briggs Design for Packard Clipper Ca. 1952, Airbrush proposal for mid 1950s

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1963 Cadillac Prototype V12

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Bill Mitchell's 1940 Cadillac rendering showing how the war was on everyone's mind. GM Styling, along with the rest of the Arsenal of Design.

OG | 1959 GM Mock-ups and design clay studies dated 1957 | Part 3

Here's a signed work of art by Henry Lauve who came into GM Styling before WW II and went on to climb high inside Harley's design organization.

1967 Cadillac Eldorado

ChuckJordan-small_01_700. Later GM - design chief Chuck Jordan ...

A proposal for a multi-cylinder Cadillac was completed in 1961. It had a sweeping roofline reminiscent of Cadillac's fastback coupes of the late '40s.

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Chevrolet Impala SS Coupé Prototype A styling proposal

He captured the gestures, poses, stances, clothing, and proportion perfectly. Pictured are Ed Taylor, Bernie Smith, Dave Holls, Stan Wilen, Chuck Jordan, ...

197X Cadillac design proposal. Nissan Trucks, Futuristic Cars, Futuristic Vehicles, Retro Cars

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A Special Message about Chuck by Mark Jordan

Duntov may have retired in 1975, but his dream of a mid-engine production Corvette lived on

... the production 1958 Chevrolet. The only production car that did reflect its restraint and clean lines is the 1960 Corvair, as will be seen best from a ...

One of the styling sketches of the Eldorado.

Chuck Jordan's “Suddenly it's 1960” moment had a galvanizing effect on the GM stylists and Bill Mitchell, long slated to take over Earl's job.

Although the new '59 proposals had a substantially improved clarity of line and organic cohesiveness, which the clean Cadillac flanks show perhaps to best ...

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham by Pininfarina. GM Archives

The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was the standard of the world

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1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

While most of the concept studies noted above were done in the Special Projects studios, the Cadillac and Oldsmobile studios continued to work on personal ...

By 1963, the designers were hitting their stride with better proportions and more elegant massing. The proposal shown here (in 3/8 scale) has a long, ...

Opel Design director Chuck Jordan standing by his masterpiece, the 1972 Opel Commodore GS/E.

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Finally, GM would wrap up the project with a full-scale mock up of a V16 personal luxury car, the XP840. Many of the design elements shown in the renderings ...

The XP825 as shown in 1963 to Cadillacs management

Thus began a remarkable period of design exploration that would last for some six years and produce many remarkable concepts. Cadillac demanded that their ...

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Cadillac Sixteen 2003

... 1977 Buick Olds Studio Show Photos

The XP840 was the high point for the V16 coupé programme – and sadly, the end, as GM management would decide to pass on the V16 and use a traditional V8 ...

Opel Design Director Chuck Jordan and his Opel Commodore GS/E. Ford Capri,

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This rare deisgn rendering looks more Italian

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75 years of General Motors Design: Harley Earl - The Innovator

The Cadillac Allante: There Was Many A Slip Twixt The Cup And The Lip On The Way To An All-Italian Design For GM…

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Spotlight on the '70s: 6 vehicles to buy, sell, or hold

They were part of the radically restyled Chrysler family that styling head Virgil Exner gambled the company on. Trumpeted with the ad headlines of “Three ...

At first, the designs riffed on existing Cadillac styling motifs. A fastback design from 1961 showed future Cadillac front-end details, a cartoonishly long ...

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28 year-old Chuck Jordan, Harley Earl's star designer, whom Earl hired at the tender age of 22, having won the first post war Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild ...

... 2011; American Muscle Supercars

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What about programs that he wasn't happy with – were there any changes there?

Chuck Jordan, John Mellberg, and Ron VanGeldren

Eyes on Design 2003 poster by Dennis Brown

The Cadillac Allante: There Was Many A Slip Twixt The Cup And The Lip On The Way To An All-Italian Design For GM…

The suicide doors were a popular item at GM back then, although they only showed up in production on the Eldorado Brougham, although that was more like a ...

As this early clay for the 1959 Buick shows, the initial direction, as guided by Earl, was more of the same: heavy, bulky, overwrought and way too fussy.

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Damsels in Design: Women Pioneers in the Automotive Industry, 1939–1959

The Eldorado Brougham experience includes great spirits and fine perfumes

The new 1962 GM hardtops were undoubtedly a concession to Ford's influential wide C-pillar coupes, and Mitchell's superb knife-edged 1963 Buick Riviera owes ...

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In the case of Cadillac, the mission was particularly challenging, as the new '57 Imperial was not just a gussied up Chrysler, but had a number of unique ...

Cadillac V12 right front view

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