Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What Ever Happened To These Ideas?

by Mike -

This Mustang station wagon was designed by Robert Cumberford and built by Carrozzeria Intermeccanica.

This seems to defeat the purpose of a sports car.

The Lakester below was a combination all terrain dune buggy with a "semi-hydro hull for lake use" based on Volkswagen power, naturally.

The Chevrolet Astro III had front wheels that were very close together and a rear mounted Allison gas turbine engine. 

I am not sure why we needed this but it was developed at a time when GM had money to spend.

The American Motors AMX/3 was discussed here. It's a long, sad story.

Click on the images for a larger view.

Does anyone still own their kit car from the 1960s?

Now to the future - read about the winners of the 2011 Michelin Design Challenge.


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