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 Post subject: Harley J. Earl
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:04 pm 
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Harley J. Earl (November 22, 1893–April 10, 1969) was an automotive stylist and engineer and industrial designer. He is most famous for his time at General Motors from 1927 until 1959, where he was the first Vice President of Design...

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We can post his work here. Specially his extreme concept cars.

I begin with the Buick Y-Job of 1938. First concept car of the industry in which he rode until 1951 when he changed it for the first Le Sabre. The proud owner/inventor with it.


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 Post subject: Re: HARLEY EARL
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Some years later with his new car the Buick Le Sabre. 1951


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 Post subject: Re: HARLEY EARL
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:30 pm 
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1956 Pontiac Club de Mer


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:28 am 
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Buick has used the name Wildcat for five concept vehicles, three in the early 1950s, one in 1985 and another in 1997. The 1953 Wildcat I, 1954 Wildcat II and 1955 Wildcat III were all designed under the guidance of Harley Earl. The I and II still exist today.
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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:31 am 
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Wildcat II


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:32 am 
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And III


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:38 am 
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The XP-300 was another aluminum-bodied convertible and was the result of a friendly design competition between Harley Earl and Buick’s chief engineer Charles Chayne. It was powered by a supercharged V-8 engine that ran on a mixture of methanol and gasoline. I think this is not a Motorama car.


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 11:34 am 
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'Round 1952 the Motorama period of GM “dream cars” was initiated by Harley Earl. Under Harley’s leadership, Styling Section created dozens of unique vehicles that would travel the country, demonstrate the future of automotive design, and capture the imagination of the American public by showing them a futuristic vision of personal transportation.
One of the motorama cars was the first Corvette 1953


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 11:41 am 
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The Corvette Corvair 1954


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 5:58 pm 
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The Corvette Nomad


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:04 pm 
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1955 the first Chevrolet Biscayne


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:11 pm 
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More Motorama cars: The Buick Centurion 1956


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:22 pm 
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The Cadillac Cyclone XP-74 1959


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:27 pm 
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Or the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 1956


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
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1954 Pontiac Bonneville


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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
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I don't know if I really like all of these concept cars. But it's a tribute to a aesthetic dream of a very concrete era and of course to one of the most brilliant designers of the XXth century. Perhaps GM needs someone like him today...

The first Impala 1956

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 Post subject: Re: Harley Earl
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First Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1955


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Cadillac Park Avenue 1954


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Cadillac Le Mans 1953


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Cadillac Orleans 1953


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