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Motorama: GM Showstoppers before the North American Auto Shows

Motorama: GM Showstoppers before the North American Auto Shows

1962 Chevy BiscayneBefore the prestigious Detroit Auto Shows took over the Cobo Hall in 1965, General Motors took their favorite cars and prototypes on the road with the Motorama tour. The car show debuted in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, but as years passed, the cars headed from New York to faraway places like Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The idea behind the Motorama was to show off the best and shiniest choices coming out of Detroit.

Chevy Biscayne & the Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction

Chevy Biscayne & the Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction

'62 Chevy BiscayneIn 1996, the Lambrecht Chevrolet Dealership in Pierce, Nebraska, closed after being in business since 1946. Even though the dealership closed in the 20th century, almost 500 cars that had been sitting in the dealership, untouched and undriven, went up for auction in September of 2013.

Sitting inside the shuttered building sat Chevys from decades long past. Some of the more memorable cars included a 1959 Chevy Biscayne, a 1964 Chevy Corvair, and a 1958 Chevy Cameo Pickup. Most of the cars in this auction had never been titled to anyone, while a few were trade-ins

Entry Levels: Bigger than We Remember

Entry Levels: Bigger than We Remember

'60 Pontiac CatalinaIn the race to sell the most cars by designing cars with performance, style, and convenience, most automakers focus their work on their mid-level and high-end cars. Some of the best known cars are specialty cars, like the Ford Mustang and expensive sports cars like the Chevy Corvette. High-end vehicles like the Cadillac Coupe De Ville are other models that car makers used to bring buyers into their dealerships. Even though the specialty cars and their top-of-the-line models draw buyers, many of those buyers ended up choosing less expensive models, like the entry level cars. Many of the entry level from the mid-century are very different than the entry level models of today. These are a few:

1968 Biscayne

1968 Biscayne

1968 Chevy BiscayneThe 1968 Biscayne was the low-end model in Chevrolet’s line up of full-sized cars. GM manufactured the Biscaynes from 1958 to 1972. Only in the first year was there a lower-priced large car in the Chevrolet brand, the Delray.

Originally the Biscayne offered up two versions, the pillared two-door or four-door sedan. The 1968 Biscayne also came in a wagon format. Although the 1968 Biscayne and the other model years for this Chevrolet were largely intended for the fleet market and for use by small businesses, the general public could also purchase them. They appealed to anyone who wanted an inexpensive car with plenty of room and didn’t care about frills and extras. The Biscayne was a car that would get you from A to B and not a whole lot else.