the Oldsmobile Golden rocket- an epitome of sheer pulchritude.
The definition of top tier elegance
The Oldsmobile Golden Rocket was a two-seater concept built by Oldsmobile for the 1956 general motors motoroma . The carefully and beautifully styled fiberglass concept was designed to resemble as the name states - a rocket on wheels.
It was redesigned several times and displayed at multiple auto shows, most notably at the 1957 paris motor show where it caught massive attention from the French and their baguette critic
Also called the XP-400 / SO 2490 .it had a beautiful 2-door fastback layout with a 325 cu 276 hp (5.3 L) rocket v8 ,partnered with a hydra-matic automatic transmission , a wheelbase of 105 in (2,667 mm) and Length 201.1 in (5,108 mm)
It had a fiberglass body with nerf-like built in bumpers that give an overall rocket effect to the car.
The upholstery was done in blue and gold leather. The speedometer was mounted in the center of the two-spoked 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 forward 3 inches and swiveled outward for easy entry or exit. Roof panels rose, resembling Mercedes’ gullwing-style, and the seats lifted and swiveled out to welcome you when the doors were opened.
Now Obvioulsly it was designed by the legendary - Harley earl
It has absolutely carries nothing thats not beautiful on it...The fiberglass bodywork looks like a beautiful woman wrapped in a single piece of delicate cloth. It carries a delicious flow about itself, somewhat similar to the karmann ghia which is then paired with the simply beaautiful fastback that appears to flow endlessly starting from the gorgeous split rear windows. The covered rear wheel arch with a low rear makes it look like its floating and gliding . And as if that wasn't enough its got two delicate wings on either side.