Readers Letter: Opel Designer Chuck Jordan

From Harvey Goranson by Email

The mention of the late Chuck Jordan in the Opel Designers series post brought back some memories. In 1979 I made a trip to Detroit to purchase my Arnolt MG coupe and, while there, I went to a big model car swapmeet. As I pulled into the parking lot, a silver Ferrari BB also pulled in. A distinguished-looking white-haired gent got out and we gave each other a car guy nod. I found out later this was Chuck Jordan.

Besides ultimately being director of design for GM, Chuck was a model car collector, and both of us used to post ads in the Traders Horn publication. We bought an item or two from each other over the years. I last talked to him on the phone around the year 2000 when I bought a couple of old Mercury Ferraris from him. I had just bought a Miata Special Edition and he told me his son had a hand in its design. He had just taken delivery of a Ferrari Modena spyder, oh well…..
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