Tuesday, February 26, 2013
1956 Pontiac Club de Mer
The 1956 Motorama show car Club de Mer was powered by a V8 with two four-barreled carburetors. This sleek two-seater had a rear transaxle with independent rear suspension. It had a 104" wheelbase, was 180" long and 37" high. A crush grain vermillion leather interior harmonized with the cerulean blue paint scheme.
Very low and very swoopy, the Pontiac Club de Mer debuted at the 1956 GM Motorama. This two passenger sports car had twin-bubble Plexiglas cafe racer windscreens, stood a mere 38" high and had an aluminum body, a 300 horsepower modified Pontiac V-8 engine and a DiDion independent rear suspension. The front nacelle rotates 180 degrees to expose the headlamps.