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    Posted 7 years ago

    pw-collector
    (281 items)

    I was looking through some photos and ran across some I had taken in 2009 while attending a symposium in Troy, Michigan. While in Troy, I was able to visit the General Motors Heritage Center in near by Sterling Heights. The GM heritage Center is not open to the public, so I was extremely excited to be invited.
    My photos are not the greatest and some did not turn out at all, but I will start with these:
    First, the red car, is a 1967 Chevrolet Astro I Concept.
    Their description sign read:
    It the shape of the Chevrolet Astro I looks futuristic today, imagine its debut as a concept vehicle at the 1967 New York Auto Show. Designed to investigate the "visual potential of automobile aerodynamic characteristics", Astro I dramatically demonstrated the harmony that could be achieved between aesthetics and aerodynamics. These design parameters led GM Design to the Corvair platform with its air-cooled, rear-mounted engine and the absence of a space-cosuming radiator. The Astro I body is fiberglass.
    Second, the white car, is a 1969 Astro III Experimental.
    Their description sign read:
    The Astro III was a two-passenger experimental car resembling an executive jet aircraft, down to its tricycle-type wheel arrangement. It was envisioned as a high-performance vehicle suited for travel on restricted access highways in the future. The Astro III featured a power canopy that moved forward and upward to allow easy access to the passenger compartment which was finished in aircraft style interiors. Rear vision was provided by closed circuit television and the Astro III was powered by a gas-turbine engine that was found in military and civilian helicopters of the time.
    If you happen to visit this area, figure out a way to attend a tour.

    Thans for looking,
    Dave

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    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      charmsomeone
      aghcollect
      vetraio50
      Rustfarm
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      rniederman
      welzebub
      SEAN68
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 years ago
      Thanks fortapache for the appreciation.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Just think of trying to parallel park that thing!
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      mikelv85
      BB2 (I'm sure if you had one you would figure out a way to park it).
      walksoftly
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      With no other cars within 3 meters!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Dave!!!
    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      BB2 here are the dimension specs for the Astro III:

      Overall dimensions for the Chevrolet ASTRO III are 1030 mm (40,5 inches) in height, 4970 mm (195,6 inches) in length, 2020 mm (79,5 inches) in rear width and 2380 mm (93,7 inches) for the wheelbase. The weight with two passengers on board is announced for 892 kg. (1966 lbs.)

      Dave
    9. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago

      Dimensions
      BB2 here are the dimension specs for the Astro II:

      Length / Width / Height 4,489 mm (176.7 in) / 1,835 mm (72.2 in) / 902 mm (35.5 in)
      Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,235 mm (88 in) / 1,389 mm (54.7 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in)

      Dave
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Maybe a small hangar would suffice! LOL!!
    11. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks Trey for the appreciation.
    12. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 6 years ago
      What a great pix and wonderful opportunity for you to get to see cool stuff like these cars! Thx for sharing with the rest of us.
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Yah! I give you a B+. If you drove it, an A. If you owned it, an A++! Good sharing!
    14. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks Rattletrap for the comments & appreciation on all of these.
      BB2, I was fortunate just to see these, to drive them will just remain a dream.
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Could maybe get a speeding ticket while waiting on a light to change!
    16. pw-collector pw-collector, 5 years ago
      Thanks pops52 for the appreciation.

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