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1982 BMW Observer Coupé - unique glass-roofed 635CSi E24

In the early 1980s, a designer sought a calling card. With backing from The Observer newspaper, this unique glass-topped BMW 635CSi E24 show-car was the result.

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1966 AMC ‘Project IV’ - Cavalier & Vixen

AMC debuted a trio of interesting ‘idea’ cars in 1966 and while none of them saw full-scale production, they inspired certain ideas on future models that went into production in the following years…

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Alfa-Romeo Alfasud-based 1988 Hunstman Spyder

Huntsman Spyder Alfa Romeo. An intriguing mid-engined Alfasud-based one-off.

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Lost 1980s Alfa Romeo 10C V10-powered super-coupe

Matteo Licata reveals how Alfa Romeo planned to make a spectacular – but doomed – V10-powered super-coupe in the late 1980s.

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Fibrocar 1959 Alfa Romeo 1900 S

No it’s not a Corvette – it’s a unique Alfa Romeo 1900 rebodied in Belgium

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1961 McLouth XV’61

Meet the McLouth XV’61, the commuter concept you’ve never heard of!

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1997 Sbarro Ionos - semi-official V10-powered spirit of the Lancia Stratos

A semi-official, V10-powered attempt to revive the spirit of the Lancia Stratos

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1976 Ford Prima Ghia Coupe

This compact concept was touted as a production car for the American market, but despite doing the car show rounds, it never saw production…

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Understanding the Jaguar XJ-S design

When I joined Jaguar in the mid-Seventies I was surprised to discover it was Malcolm Sayer who had initiated the XJ-S’s design since as a large grand tourer, it was a very different car from his most famous, the E-type.

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1999 Chrysler Howler

You’ve heard of the Plymouth Prowler – now meet the Howler, the Mopar factory hot rod and successor to the Prowler that never was…

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1966 Jaguar FT by Bertone

Bertone Jaguar FT — Marcello Gandini’s vision of a mid-1960s Jaguar.

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1998 Buick Signia Concept

This Buick concept hinted at a future SUV/station wagon offering from GM’s Flint-based division; sadly what was rolled out a few years later had none of the bold vision of the concept…

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1967 Bertone Pirana

The title of Autocar magazine’s article in October 1967 said it all: ‘Bertone-Jaguar: no dream car – but not for you and me’. This one-off gran turismo wasn’t the first Bertone-bodied Jaguar, witness the Franco Scaglione-styled XK150 and Marcello Gandini-designed ‘FT’ that was based variously on S-type and 420 saloon foundations for Italy’s marque concessionaire, Ferruchio Tarchini. However, in this particular instance, there was no intention of making the Pirana in even the most limited of numbers. It was a concept queen, and a compelling one.

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2000 Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA Concept

The SLK/SLC Roadster is sorely missed from the Mercedes-Benz range, having been a part of the line-up since the R170 generation’s introduction in 1996

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