Charles 'Chuck' JordanCharles Jordan, better known as 'Chuck,' was the driving force behind the modern design era at General Motors. After graduating from MIT in 1949, Jordan joined the GM design staff in the role of Junior Engineer. Throughout the years, Chuck Jordan rose through the ranks and designed some amazing vehicles. One notable design includes the GM Motorama-featured 1956 Buick Centurion Concept.

Other vehicles that you may have heard of, which featured Jordan's guidance, include:

-1958 Chevrolet Corvette
-1959 Cadillac Eldorado
-1968 Opel GT
-1970 Opel Manta
-1992 Cadillac STS

That is just a partial list that can be filled with the Oldsmobile Aurora, a handful of Camaro models and a lot of stylish concepts.

Chuck Jordan was just the fourth person elected to the position of Vice President of Design, a position he held from 1986 until his retirement in 1992. He passed away in the evening hours of Thursday, December 9.

[Source: AutoWeek | Image: General Motors Archive]