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1977 AMC AM Van 4×4 Concept Vehicle

Richard Heseltine takes a look at AMC’s last hurrah of a concept, the groovy-looking AM van…

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1994 Dodge Aviat

Chrysler briefly re-energised the concept car phenomenon in the Nineties, something that launched nameplates as familiar as the P/T Cruiser, the Plymouth Prowler and the Neon. And it was this latter model that was used as the basis for a concept that never made production: the Aviat…

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2000 Ford 24.7 Wagon Concept

In January 2000 we were all breathing a sigh of relief that the Millennium Bug hadn’t actually caused all the world’s computers to crash and the planes to fall from the sky. And in Ford’s ever-fertile design hub, there was no time to dilly-dally or rest on any laurels; they were right onto the next big thing and, somewhat improbably, they managed to predict the existence of apps a full seven years before smartphones arrived. The vessel for that impressive prediction was the car you see here, the radical 24.7 concept.

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2000 Cadillac EldoRODo

Automotive archaeologist Richard Heseltine unearths automotive oddity… this one even has wreaths, crests and references to a mythical city of gold… How could they?!

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Zimmerised 910 - the strange history of chassis Porsche 910-013

In the early 1970s, a racing enthusiast in possession of an accident-damaged 910 decided to transform the Porsche into a no-excuses sports car for the road. Calling in leading experts, he succeeded in creating an automobile of rare sculptural excellence…

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2002 Chevrolet Bel Air Concept

When is a Bel Air not a Bel Air? When it’s a 2002 concept that looks more like a Ford Thunderbird crossed with an SSR, that’s when!

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1993 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale

King Baudouin’s DB2/4 isn’t the only Aston Martin linked to the Vignale name; in 1993, AML revealed a concept named after the famous Italian design house.

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1989 Pontiac Stinger

Foreseeing the boom in soft-road and outdoorsy leisure vehicles, Pontiac unveiled the Stinger in the Eighties. It was a concept car that foretold many of the trends that were to come in the following decades…

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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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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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