As the name implies, the 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket concept car was designed with rockets in mind. After all, the Space Race was a new and exciting aspect of the Eisenhower years. The Golden Rocket had a 275-horsepower V8 engine. Opening the door of the Golden Rocket caused the seat to rise slightly and swivel outward. (The roof panel rose, too.) It also featured a tilt steering wheel.