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Up From Clay – A Car is Born in 1959

A General Motors film that delves into how a car goes from a clay model to being mass produced. Here you can see a Fisher body being started. We see how designers and engineers take drawings turn them into clay mock ups and translate it into the tooling that will stamp steel and determine how all the steel, glass, rubber, fabrics and more will be turned into a brand new automobile. We also see how these cars are put through their paces on the test track.

bodiesbyfisher
The Stylist’s vision & design for a new car.

claymodel
The car is sculpted into a 3D model with clay.

over20000drawings
Over 20,000+ drawings to transform the stylist’s design into a plan for the prototype.