Located in Sterling Heights, Michigan the GM Heritage center features over 165 displays. Many reflect GM's industry firsts, like the first electric self-starter, used on the 1912 Cadillac, the first production V8 that powered the 1915 Cadillac, and the first air bag, found on 1974 Buick, Cadillac, and Oldsmobile models.
The GM North American Heritage Collection is made up of approximately 600 cars and trucks. Concept cars and special-interest styling/performance one-offs are part of the mix, along with significant race cars and milestone production vehicles.
The GM Heritage Collection is ever-changing. New vehicles are constantly being obtained to fully represent GM's product story of the past 100+ years.
The GM Heritage Center is not open to the public, but can be reserved for group tours, conferences meetings and special events.
Concept cars and special-interest styling/performance one-offs are part of the mix, along with significant race cars and milestone production vehicles such as the first production 1966 Olds Toronado featuring General Motors' front-wheel drive.
Take for example The Astro II was designed in collaboration between GM Design and GM Research and served as a prototype and birthed the mid-engine Corvette series of vehicles of the 1970’s. The test bed car had a welded steel backbone frame, a radiator mounted in the rear and a Mark IV V8 engine driving the rear wheels via a 2-speed transaxle.
Each of the vehicles in the collection illustrates a design, technical or sales milestone or accomplishment in the history of General Motors or automotive history. GM Heritage Center is not open to the public, but can be reserved for group tours, conferences, meetings, and special events.
EFX’s partnership with General Motors contains many framed reproductions of almost all years, makes, and models of GM vehicles. Our unique access to GM makes (Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, Hummer, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Saturn) and models (Corvette, Camaro, Chevelle, Nova, Escalade, CTS, XTS, H2, H3, Firebird, Oldsmobile 88, Sky) allows maximum potential for commercial imagery. With our partnership EFX offers one of the largest collections of GM’s car imagery. If you have an advertisement project that involves a GM vehicle, contact EFX Imagery to create one-of-a-kind images for your business.
The world’s love affair with automobiles is no accident. We have always been attracted to purposeful design, symmetry, function, form, engine sound, the feel and even the smell of a brand-new car. Are not the fins from a '59 Caddy a work of art and craftsmanship? "The vast library of cinematic movies frequently incorporate an automobile as best supporting prop for movie stars. General Motors cars are iconic in nature; take for example the classic 1957 Bel Air convertible that was the first car driven by 007 in the James Bond movie called Dr. No., the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit, or the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance from Ghostbusters. Visit EFX Gallery for a huge selection of General Motor’s classic, muscle cars, trucks, and SUV giclée's.