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Chevrolet Cars 1950s The Velvet Glove

Public Domain Stock Footage Chevrolet Cars 1950s The Velvet Glove

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keywords: automobiles, general motors, gm, chevrolet, driving, driver pov, convertibles, greyhound bus, vintage autos

Synopsis: A General Motors production showcasing its latest innovations and improvements in its Chevrolet cars such as the Power Glide automatic transmission...(read more)

  • Date: 1950's
  • Duration: 00:11:05
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Chevrolet Cars 1950's The Velvet Glove

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Chevrolet Cars 1950's - The Velvet Glove

A historical film featuring the Power Glide automatic transmission introduced by General Motors in the 1951 Chevrolet automobile. Flashback scenes of early automobiles, improvements in autos, early animation, and footage from the 1950's.

Shot List:


Scenes of early motorist in the early 1900's; woman seated in automobile as a man wearing cap, goggles, and duster hand cranks vintage automobile. Note this automobile has steering wheel on right side. Man hand cranking auto (automobile).


Scenes depict improvements in early automobiles, electric starter, open body touring automobiles gave way to enclosed body with roll-up windows.


Scenes of 1950 convertible Chevrolet automobile. Various scenes of 1951 Chevys as voice over explains driving a Chevy with a Power Glide automatic transmission.


Early animation and still images are used to illustrate the operating principal of the smooth transfer of power to the rear wheel of an automobile through a Power Glide transmission.


Image of a 1950's Greyhound bus.


CU images of an in-line, 6-cylinder automobile engine, power glide transmission, and rear axle (rear end or rear differential).


Automobile (car) driver's point-of-view (pov) driving on mountain road with no guard rail. Head-on shot of moving automobile (car) traveling on a two lane highway.


CU images of automobile steering wheel and instrument panel. Image of a 1951 Chevrolet coup automobile. Brief image of stylish lady exiting automobile; 1951 ladies dress fashion.


CU of spinning rear wheel of automobile stuck in mud.


Image of young boy riding bicycle on sidewalk in small town.


Automobile driver's point-of-view (pov) driving on desert road.


Scenes depicting an automobile with dead battery requiring a push by another car to start car with dead battery. Shows vintage automobile with steel bumper and bumper guards pushing another vehicle.


Scenes of a stylish lady wearing hat and gloves driving a 1951 Chevrolet convertible automobile.