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Concept Cars
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:16:29 AM »
Detroit's concept cars - some were great, some not so...

1954 Ford FX Atmos


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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 08:16:57 AM »
1953 Cadillac coupe by Ghia

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 08:17:30 AM »
The infamous Buick Y-job, 1938

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 08:18:36 AM »
1968 Dodge Charger III

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1958 Chevrolet Corvette

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 08:20:23 AM »
1954 DeSoto Adventurer II

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 08:25:14 AM »
Imagine driving one of these down the hiway!  The mid-50's-60's when rocket ships were the rage.  In order:  1954 GM Firebird I, 1954 Ford Concept sketch, 1959 DeSoto Cella, 1961 Chrysler Turboflite, 1962 Ford Seattle XXI, 1958 GM Firebird, 1962 Ford Mustang (should have built this!)

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 08:26:36 AM »
American Motors really messed up by NOT building this one.  It's beautiful.  The 1964 AMX Vignale

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 08:28:45 PM »
FORD GT 90
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 09:40:19 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 07:43:58 PM »
1953 Lincoln XL500
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 07:45:26 PM »
Harley Earl and the Color and Trim design team
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 07:47:25 PM »
1955 Chevrolet Biscayne XP-37
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1954 Oldsmobile Cutlass Concept.
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 07:53:27 PM »
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1954 Buick Wildcat II show car.
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1954 Oldsmobile Cutlass Concept.
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1955 Oldsmobile 88 Delta.
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1966 Lincoln Futura -Batmobile.
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Lincoln Continental Concept Show car
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2017, 11:00:49 PM »
Mercury D-528 Beldone Concept Car
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GMC L’Universelle
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GM Firebird Experimentals
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2017, 10:38:15 PM »
1961 Chevrolet Corphibian
“Rare” does not do this Corphibian justice.
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Never will anyone you encounter on water or land know what they are seeing, nor are they likely to see it again!

The Corphibian was the single prototype comissioned by General Motors, based on the Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup truck production model. Along with the Corvair Greenbriar van, these two rounded out a now very expansive family of rear-engined, air-cooled models from GM.

 

 
These were designed largely in response to the booming success of the very-cheap VW Beetle, introduced to the US officially in the mid 1950s but well-known in engineering circles from WWII and before.

The Corphibian also responded to the competitive threat from the Amphicar, launched in 1960 as a land/sea hybrid vehicle right out of Popular Science future preview issues.

The Corphibian for sale here is the original specimen, with a shockingly low 157 total land miles since new. The full fiberglass hull is quite special to see — decades before Top Gear would attempt (twice) their aquatic adventures — with great comic results.

Why an water-going version of the Corvair Rampside pickup truck?  The air-cooled engine was well suited to natural ambiant cooling, and its mid-mounted location meant the vehicle — theoretically — would be stable in the water.

Steering the Corphibian is possible from the driver’s seat or with a rudder control from the outer bed of the truck.
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2017, 01:39:16 PM »
1954 Buick Wildcat II show car.
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2017, 02:43:45 PM »
AMC Concept.
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2017, 02:46:02 PM »
Ford Bronco, Dune Duster, by George Barris. Later modified to the "Pyschodelic" version!
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2017, 02:49:49 PM »
1961 Chevrolet Corphibian
“Rare” does not do this Corphibian justice.
By Tom Burkart

Never will anyone you encounter on water or land know what they are seeing, nor are they likely to see it again!

The Corphibian was the single prototype comissioned by General Motors, based on the Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup truck production model. Along with the Corvair Greenbriar van, these two rounded out a now very expansive family of rear-engined, air-cooled models from GM.

 

 
These were designed largely in response to the booming success of the very-cheap VW Beetle, introduced to the US officially in the mid 1950s but well-known in engineering circles from WWII and before.

The Corphibian also responded to the competitive threat from the Amphicar, launched in 1960 as a land/sea hybrid vehicle right out of Popular Science future preview issues.

The Corphibian for sale here is the original specimen, with a shockingly low 157 total land miles since new. The full fiberglass hull is quite special to see — decades before Top Gear would attempt (twice) their aquatic adventures — with great comic results.

Why an water-going version of the Corvair Rampside pickup truck?  The air-cooled engine was well suited to natural ambiant cooling, and its mid-mounted location meant the vehicle — theoretically — would be stable in the water.

Steering the Corphibian is possible from the driver’s seat or with a rudder control from the outer bed of the truck.
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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2017, 02:32:28 PM »
1940 Chrysler Newport

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1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

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1941 Chrysler Newport LeBaron

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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2017, 02:34:03 PM »
1946 Cadillac Interceptor.  I think they were trying to decide on the headlights  ::)

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« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2017, 02:34:43 PM »
1953 Dodge Bertone Zeder

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1953 Chrysler Special, made by Ghia of course

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1953 Chrysler D'Elegance

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« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2017, 02:36:29 PM »
I really like this one.  Too bad Ford didn't proceed with it.  1953 Ford Vega.

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« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2017, 02:37:02 PM »
1953 Plymouth Belmont

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1954 Cadillac El Camino

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1954 DeSoto Adventurer

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« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2017, 02:38:32 PM »
1954 Dodge Firearrow

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« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2017, 02:39:52 PM »
1956 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

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« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2017, 02:40:25 PM »
1956 Packard Predictor

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« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2017, 02:41:31 PM »
1958 Chrysler Diablo.  Frankly they needed to change the name.  Seriously, do they think anyone would ever want to own a Devil ???

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« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2017, 12:48:22 PM »
Mustang removable hardtop concept.
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« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2018, 08:14:38 PM »
Raymond Loewy, and his Starlight "Targa" concept
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