Pontiac Club De Mer 1956

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Pontiac Club De Mer 1956 by Autocult

A Touch of the Future.

It took a couple of years until the US-American group General Motors shaped their idea of a concept car, which went down in the US-American car history as the ‘Club de Mer’ in the year 1956. The initial idea was simply to develop a vehicle, which should embody the “engagement for futuristic design”.   The designers of GM had absolute free rein to put their ideas on the paper in the back-then new ‘Technical Center’. Out of over one thousand ideas one final choice was made – primarily by GM vice president Harley J. Earl – and the winner was a design that according to the interpretation of journalists embodied a sports car with comfort, safety, performance and beauty. The chosen design was realised in original size by a team headed by Paul Gillan – head of the Pontiac design department. Through a wooden superstructure as a basic form and through meticulously used body filler a basic mould was built which reflected the final body shape in detail. Over this mould the car body was formed out of metal and plastic parts. The finished car body got a paint coat in a visually noble colour selection blue, paired with brushed aluminium. GM presented the car to the public only at the show ‘Motorama’ and at an exhibition in Miami in the year 1956. Media-effectively initiated the visitors crowded around the exhibition stand while a GM-promoter advertised the concept car as the idea of a future sports car. The press department of GM also published promotional pictures so that the concept car was also published in the print media. Of course the car achieved great popularity in this way in the USA.   Therewith the car had fulfilled its mission and in 1958 it was internally commissioned to scrap the car.

Description: Pontiac Club De Mer 1956
Catalogue#: ATC06046
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: Road, Concept Cars
Colour: -
Drivers: -
Sponsors: -
Dates: 1956
Race/Position: -
Release Date: September 2020
Weight: 450 grams
Comments: Limited edition of 333 pieces.

About Autocult

A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.

A dedicated team, a shop you can visit - we provide the personal touch!