
1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956  Interior
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket  at 1956 Motorama
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket  at 1956 Motorama
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket and Pontiac Club de Mer  at 1956 Motorama
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956  Brochure
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956  Brochure
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, 1956  At the General Motor Design Centre, Warren, Mich. Design chief William Mitchell at the right.
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The 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket Concept, a gold colored 2 passenger car, which was styled to resemble a rocket, made its debut at the 1956 General Motors Motorama and was used at many other auto shows.
The Rocket had a fiberglass body with nerflike built in bumpers that give an overall rocket effect. It was powered with a 234 CID, 275 horsepower Rocket V8 engine and weighs 2,500 pounds.
The upholstery was done in blue and gold leather. The speedometer was mounted in the center of the twospoked steering wheel along with buttons to tilt the wheel, making it one of the first vehicles with a tilt steering wheel.
As either door was opened, the roof panel automatically raised and the seat came up 3 inches and swiveled outward for easy entry or exit.
The Golden Rocket was revised several times and stayed on the show circuit for several years.
Bill Bowman  wiki.gmnext.com
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.
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A wildlooking bronzemetallic twoseat coupe was the most projectilelike Olds show car, and one of the quickest: Its 234 V8 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’ gullwingstyle, and the seats lifted and swiveled out to welcome the posterior when the doors were opened. Conventional bumpers were replaced by nerflike builtin bumpers, and one of the firstknown tilt steering wheels was in the cockpit.
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Oldsmobile Golden Rocket (1956 год). У этого купе сиденья приподнимались и поворачивались к дверям для облегчения посадкивысадки. Чтобы пассажиры не ударялись головой, крыша тоже приподнималась, а регулируемая рулевая колонка облегчала посадку водителю.
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