Ownership Submission
FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Forster Carl-Peter
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
01/03/2006
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
GENERAL MOTORS CORP [GM]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
300 RENAISSANCE CENTER
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Grp VP & Pres., GM Europe
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

DETROIT 48265-3000
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
General Motors Common Stock, $1-2/3 Par Value 5,389
D
 

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
GM Stock $1-2/3 Par Value Option (Right to Buy) (1) 01/07/2003(1) 01/08/2012 General Motors Common Stock, $1-2/3 Par Value 35,000 $ 50.46 D  
GM Stock $1-2/3 Par Value Option (Right to Buy) (1) 01/21/2004(1) 01/22/2013 General Motors Common Stock, $1-2/3 Par Value 35,000 $ 40.05 D  
GM Stock $1-2/3 Par Value Option (Right to Buy) (1) 01/23/2005(1) 01/24/2014 General Motors Common Stock, $1-2/3 Par Value 28,000 $ 53.92 D  
GM Stock $1-2/3 Par Value Option (Right to Buy) (1) 01/24/2006(1) 01/25/2015 General Motors Common Stock, $1-2/3 Par Value 28,000 $ 36.37 D  
GM Stock $1-2/3 Par Value Option (Right to Buy) (1) 02/04/2003(1) 02/05/2012 General Motors Common Stock, $1-2/3 Par Value 17,500 $ 50.82 D  
GM Stock $1-2/3 Par Value Option (Right to Buy) (1) 04/02/2002(1) 04/03/2011 General Motors Common Stock, $1-2/3 Par Value 35,000 $ 52.29 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Forster Carl-Peter
300 RENAISSANCE CENTER
DETROIT 48265-3000
      Grp VP & Pres., GM Europe  

Signatures

Martin I. Darvick - Attorney-In-Fact 01/03/2006
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Director stock option granted pursuant to Section 16b-3 qualified General Motors Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors. The stock option vests in three equal annual installments, with the first installment exercisable on the date indicated.

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