Corvette corporate angel, Ed Cole pulled it together
Ed Cole – Chevrolet’s New Chief Engineer
Ed Cole was the son of a Michigan dairy farmer and grew up in the nineteen-teens and nineteen-twenties. Growing up on a farm you learn a lot about machines and by the time Cole was a teenager, he was a field representative for a tractor manufacturer. After completing his engineering education at General Motors Institute, Cole went to work at Cadillac. Post WW-II, Cole co-headed, with engineer Harry Barr, the successful 1949 Cadillac 331 OHV engine.
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