LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bortz Auto Collection Petersen Automotive Museum News
The Bortz Auto Collection is proud to announce that the new Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA has invited Harley Earl's General Motors Motarama 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne SO 2249 concept car from the Bortz Auto Collection to be on display for the Grand Opening December 5, 2015. The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne SO-2249 concept car was a very unique fiberglass design but it was also the showcase for the introduction for the 1955 Chevrolet V8 engine.
The Biscayne will be one of three American concept cars on display. The Biscayne will be on display for one year at the all-new Petersen Museum that will only be showing the rarest cars from around the world. The Petersen Museum will have its grand opening on December 5, 2015.
The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne General Motors Motorama concept/dream car was part of The Great Warhoops Junkyard Find of 1988. The car went to the Warhoops Junkyard in 1988 to be cut up and destroyed after its 1955 General Motorama show circuit. The car was cut but not destroyed and was hidden at the Warhoops Junkyard for 30 years when it was discovered by Joe Bortz, founder of the Bortz Auto Collection. The car went through a 22 year restoration that resulted in the car being taken back to it beautiful Motorama show condition.
The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne was not only used by General Motors to test the public's opinion of the styling cues but also highlighted and showcased the new V8 engine at the 1955 General Motors Motorama.
The Bortz Auto Collection was founded by Joseph Bortz who has saved over forty American concept cars of the 1950s through 2003 of all makes including the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne SO-2249 show car (see attached). Joe Bortz will be on the premises December 3, 2015 for the press day and December 5, 2015 for the grand opening.
Additional photos and information are available for the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne
Joe Bortz can be contacted at 847-668-2004 cell or [email protected]
SOURCE Bortz Auto Collection