Charles Morrell ‘Chuck’ Jordan

Friday 21st October 1927

Born on this day, Charles Morrell ‘Chuck’ Jordan, General Motors stylist. His earliest classic was the 1955 Motorama Cameo, the first smooth sided pickup. The 1958 Corvette is also one of his from before he became head of Cadillac design, and later he signed off some excellent cars when he was at Opel at the end of the sixties. He did the production version of the sensational Opel GT in 1968, and was later involved with the Oldsmobile Aerotech concept (1987) and the Buick Reatta (1988). Jordan has also left behind some very bland Saturns and a not very exciting Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (1992) among many other very forgettable models. Jordan was only the fourth man to run GM’s design house, holding that top job from 1986 to 1992. He died in 2010.

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