Changing Architecture of the Motor Car - the History

General Motors wanted to join the bandwagon of nostalgia for early automobiles but show how much progress has been made since those early contraptions hit the streets.

The film primarily concentrates on the styling changes in body designs, height, seating arrangements, etc. But also talks about independent springing of the front wheels that allowed the engine to be moved forward where the axle had been. This opened up a new field of options for the stylists for body design, location of seats and many other changes.

We see many of the classic cars of yesterday and get an insider look at how they were made and what changes have happened since those pioneers roared down the road.

This film was first produced in 1967 and updated a decade later.


Channel: King Rose Archives
Tags: General Motors, GM, GM Design, Auto stylist, automotive design, auto history, autos, cars, Automobile (Industry), History,