G.M. celebrated its 50 millionth car in true style. James M. Miller of The Flint Journal wrote:
The gold-colored 1955 Chevy two-door hardtop was built on Nov. 23 at the Van Slyke Road assembly plant.More than 600 pieces of trim, fasteners and other parts were plated with 24-karat gold.Anyone know what happened to the car?
As soon as the car was finished, factory whistles around the city blared in celebration. The car was loaded onto a float and taken downtown for a huge parade that included 72 new vehicles and a series of GM milestone vehicles.