Having Mortgaged Its Future, GM Sells Its Past

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
having mortgaged its future gm sells its past

The bad news is that GM is so desperate for cash, it’s literally selling off its glorious past. Jalopnik reports that GM is auctioning off “many recent and slightly less-important vehicles from its Heritage museum Collection.” The good news? This is your chance to save GM, and get your hands on some of the products that once made GM the largest corporation in the world. As well as tons of the products that brought The General from there to Barrett-Jackson in search of cash flow. Plus some other random stuff (Pug 205 Turbo?). The auction will take place January 13-19, 2009 in Scottsdale, AZ. Mystifyingly, GM is even listed as a sponsor. So go on down and do your patriotic duty, and take a teal 1998 Riviera for the team. Or just gaze once more at the Art and Colour of General Motors wile crying softly. Full list of former GM Heritage Museum Collection vehicles on the auction block after the jump.

1955 Buick Century Bolero

2001 Blackhawk

G6 Rolex Pace

2007 Corvette Indy Pace/copper

2008 Corvette Indy Pace/black

1918 Cadillac

1995 Riveria Convertible

1993 Allante Pace car

1996 Presidential Limo

1998 Popemobile

1999 Eldorod

Indy Pennzoil IRL #4 (yellow)

Indy Pennzoil Panther Racing (yellow)

2003 EXT – M

2004 CTS Super V

2004 SRX Hot Wheels


2005 STS MCE Integration

2006 DTS Appearance Pkg

2007 Escalade Limo

2007 Escalade SEMA

2008 CTS Sport

LMP #8

1925 Chevrolet House Car (Blue/Black)

1948 Chevy I-5 Vortech

1960 Impala

1972 Impala

2004 M/C Rock&Roll Pace (blue/yellow)

1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo Convertible

1989 Corvette DR-1

1989 Corvette Snake Skinner

1989 Corvette Splash

1989 Corvette ZR-1

1989 Corvette ZR-1 (Dark Red)

1989 Corvette ZR-2 Big Doggie

1989 Tracker Boom Box

1989 Zonker

1990 Corvette Right Hand Steer

1990 Corvette ZR-1 Active

1991 Caprice Classic

1991 Corvette Convertible

1991 Syclone PPG Pace

1991 Tracker Dirt

1992 Corvette ZR-1 First Built (Red)

1992 Impala SS 510

1993 Camaro ZL-1 “572”

1993 Corvette LT-1 Spyder

1993 Typhoon

1994 Corvette (Teal)

1994 Impala SS 6 Speed

1994 Impala Wagon

1994 Tracker Kalahari

1995 Monte Carlo Led Sled

1995 Monte Carlo Pro Street

1996 Camaro Brickyard Pace

1997 Corvette Alpha Build

1997 Corvette Beta Build

1997 Corvette Tiger Shark

2005 M/C Rock&Roll Pace (red)

1997 Monte Carlo Intimidator

1998 Camaro Drag

1998 Corvette First Built

1998 Corvette X-plorers

1999 Corvette C5R Show Car

1999 Corvette Shark

1999 Silverado Tonka

2000 Corvette Z06 Race

2000 Monte Carlo Brickyard #3

2000 Tahoe K5

2001 Impala Low Rider

2001 Monte Carlo Drag

Silverado #17 GMAC Racetruck

2001 Silverado Intimidator SS (Black)

2006 Silverado Craftsman Pace Flex Fuel #2

2002 Camaro Police

2002 Cavalier 425 A/FX Drag

2002 Monte Carlo Looney Tunes Pace

2002 S-10 Little Red

2003 Aveo Xtreme

2003 Corvette Lemans Pace #3

2003 Monte Carlo Rock & Roll Race

2004 Aveo X-treme

2004 Colorado SS Dark Cherry

2004 Colorado Xtreme

2004 Colorado Z-71 Vision

2004 Corvette Indy Pace

2004 Impala SS Project Vehicle

2004 Malibu Maxx SS

2004 Malibu Xtreme 2004

2004 Monte Carlo Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2004 Monte Carlo Tony Stewart

2004 Silverado Speedway

Solstice “Jazz” Transformer Movie Vehicle

1969 Reggie Jackson Camaro (red)

1990 Beretta Indy Pace

2004 Escalade Pinnacle (black)

Holden Race Car #22 (red)

2000 STS Saftey

2007 Yukon “CSI Vegas” (used in filming of show)

2003 Rendezvous CXL

1998 Rivera (teal)

2005 Colorado CC Z71

2005 Corvette Atlantic

2005 Corvette Pacific

2005 Equinox Xtreme

2004 Suburban Quadsteer

2006 HHR Official Tailgate Crew

2006 HHR Open Air

2006 HHR Panel

2006 HHR Panel Tuner

2006 HHR Xplorer Scout

2006 HHR Yearone

1995 Aurora (red)

2007 Avalanche Z-71 Plus

2007 Corvette Z06 First Built (Red)

2007 HHR SS Panel Motor City (Flat Gray)

2007 Silverado “Big Red”

2007 Silverado CC Rally Sport

2007 Silverado Country Music

2007 Silverado E85 Handy Man

1985 Calais “MSU”

2007 Silverado OCC

2007 Silverado Roadside

2007 SilveradoZ71 Orange

2007 Suburban HD Diesel

2007 Suburban Major League Baseball (Blue)

2007 Tahoe Foose

2007 Tahoe US Ski Team

Camaro Trans Am 2 seater

C/K 1500 Supertruck Chevy 2 Seat

Camaro GTZ

Camaro LT5

Corvette C5 Display Chassis

Corvette Purple Smash

Corvette Racing Boat

Corvette Trailer

Corvette ZR1 Rolling Chassis

HHR Floral

Holden Race Car (Red)

Kappa Chassis

S-10 Drag

S-10 Off Road Truck

S-10 Race Truck (Red)

S-10 Stadium Truck

2003 Centieme Concept

1916 GMC Stake Truck

1917 GMC Trailer

1948 GMC Firetruck

1978 GMC Suburban (Brown/Cream)

2003 Rollback

2004 Canyon Kayak

2004 Envoy Race Truck

2004 Envoy Water Sports

2007 Sierra All Terrain Crew

2007 Sierra HD Denali

Caprice “Fire & Rescue”

2007 Sierra Texas Edition

2007 Yukon Denali Jay-Z (Blue)

2007 Yukon XL Big Max

2007 Yukon All Terrain

2003 Hummer Spring Special

2005 Hummer Dirt Sport

2005 Hummer H2 Slant Back

2006 H3 street

2006 HHR Spring Special (Cappucino Frost)

2007 H2 Safari

2008 H3R SEMA

1994 Corvette HO

Corvette ZR 1 Snake Skinner

1904 Olds Touring Runabout

1923 Olds

1931 Olds Chassis

1940 Olds Blue

1949 Olds (Green)

1954 Olds Ninety Eight

1960 Olds 88 (White)

1970 Cutlass SX

1970 Olds 442 W30

1977 Olds Delta 88 Indy Pace

1995 Cutlass Darth Vadar

1995 Cutlass Mobil Net Race

1998 Intrigue 1998 (Blue)

1999 Intrigue 442

1999 Silhouette OSV #2

2001 Bravada Indy Pace

2002 Intrigue Last 2002

Aurora Exxon Race GTS (Gold/White)

Aurora IRL Race Car Cut-Away #5

Aurora IRL Race Car Cut-Away #5

1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo (Gray)

1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo Active (Gray)

1926 Pontiac

1926 Pontiac (Gray/Black)

1968 Pontiac Cataline (White)

1969 Pontiac GTO (Green)

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge (Orange/Yellow)

1980 Pontiac Grand Am Pickup

1994 Firebird Lingenfelter 383

1999 Grand Am SCT

2003 Sunfire X-plores (Yellow)

2006 Solstice DTP (Orange)

1967 GTO XXX Hardtop

1984 Fiero GT 2+2

1986 Firebird Trans Am Kamback

1987 Fiero GT Convertible

1991 Firebird Trans Am Twin Turbo

1993 Firebird IMSA Race car

1994 Firebird Firmula V8

1994 Firebird Trans Am 25th Ann.

1998 Firebird Trans Am Gold Rush

1998 Firebird Trans Am X-plorers

1998 Grand Prix M&M Pace

2000 Bonneville Salt Flats

2000 Firebird Rytek Project

2000 Firebird Trans Am Darth Vader

CTS-VR Race Replica (black)

2001 Aztek First Built (Black)

2001 Aztek Pace #1 (Red)

2001 Aztek SRV

2002 Firebird Trans Am Daytona Pace #2

2003 Grand AM Autocross

2003 Vibe Autocross Sema

2003 Vibe FX

2004 Grand Prix GXP SEMA

2004 GTO 1st built

2005 Firedbird Trans Am Collectors Ed.


2006 Solstice Red Bull Drifter

2006 Solstice Weekend Racer

Fiero Goodwrench Race

Grand Am #85 race car

Grand Prix (show car)

GTO Drag Performance Parts

Firebird Mobil Race Car

1991 Saturn 4 Door 1991 (White)

1995 Saturn 1 Millionth

1999 Saturn 2 Millionth

2004 Ion Red Line

2004 Ion Red Line

2004 Ion Red Line

2004 Saturn Vue Spring Special

2004 Vue Red Line Street Play

Saturn Lola Race Car

1999 Grand Prix GT (red)

Regal Cielo Open Air

2001 Regal GNX

2002 Rendezvous Inca Trail (grey)

2002 Rendezvous Tour Edition SC

GTP Ultrlite (teal)

900 Pikes Peak

Malibu Friday Night Cruiser

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  • Tassos What was the last time we had any good news from Ford? (or GM for that matter?)The last one was probably when Alan Mulally was CEO. Were you even born back then?Fields was a total disaster, then they go hire this clown from Toyota's PR department, the current Ford CEO, Fart-ley or something.He claims to be an auto enthusiast too (unlike Mary Barra who is even worse, but of course always forgiven, as she is the proud owner of a set of female genitals.
  • Tassos I know some would want to own a collectible Mustang. (sure as hell not me. This crappy 'secretary's car' (that was exactly its intended buying demo) was as sophisticated (transl. : CRUDE) as the FLintstone's mobile. Solid Real Axle? Are you effing kidding me?There is a huge number of these around, so they are neither expensive nor valuable.WHen it came out, it was $2,000 or so new. A colleague bought a recent one with the stupid Ecoboost which also promised good fuel economy. He drives a hard bargain and spends time shopping and I remember he paid $37k ( the fool only bought domestic crap, but luckily he is good with his hands and can fix lots of stuff on them).He told me that the alleged fuel economy is obtained only if you drive it like a VERY old lady. WHich defeats the purpose, of course, you might as well buy a used Toyota Yaris (not even a Corolla).
  • MRF 95 T-Bird Back when the Corolla consisted of a wide range of body styles. This wagon, both four door and two door sedans, a shooting brake like three door hatch as well as a sports coupe hatchback. All of which were on the popular cars on the road where I resided.
  • Wjtinfwb Jeez... I've got 3 Ford's and have been a defender due to my overall good experiences but this is getting hard to defend. Thinking the product durability testing that used to take months to rack up 100k miles or more is being replaced with computer simulations that just aren't causing these real-world issues to pop up. More time at the proving ground please...
  • Wjtinfwb Looks like Mazda put more effort into sprucing up a moribund product than Chevy did with the soon to be euthanized '24 Camaro.