1954 Plymouth Belmont

January, 2018 § Leave a comment

A concept car from the Plymouth Division (Chrysler Corporation) for the 1954 New York Auto Show. The car was styled by Briggs powered by a 157hp V8 engine.

Although concept cars were routinely destroyed once their useful life was over, under a special arrangement with Chrysler, the Belmont became the personal property of Vice President of Design Virgil Exner for several years.

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1958 Skylark II XP-75 Concept

December, 2017 § Leave a comment

A gorgeous 50’s concept from General Motors, designed by Ned Nickles and body built by famous Italian brand Pininfarina.

In someway it’s the seed of the final 1959 Buick.  Two cars were built with a few differences you can see on the pics.  Lovely wing-like rear fins, nice sculptured metal side, and the rounded hood that draws a shoulder with the lights below… interesting and personal design.

I’ve met this car on this site http://www.oldcarsweekly.com that I would like to recommend everybody. And, the photos come from GM Media Archive.

1952 Astra Coupe

October, 2017 § Leave a comment

The Astra Coupe is a stunning handicraft creation. Built with aluminum, the hood alone is made of 16 separate pieces of aluminum. The powerplant is a V8 from Oldsmobile. The car was built as a labor of love by a Jay Everett of Gardena, CA, who was just 25 years old when he showed the completed car at the 1953 Peterson Motorama. He was an industrial designer and modeler, and prototyped a number of seminal designs including Polaroid camera bodies

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1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Prototipo (Bertone – chassis #004)

October, 2017 § Leave a comment

A nice concept from Alfa Romero. From the 50s, this Giulietta Bertone Spider designed by Franco Scaglione never reach production.  Only two built of this masterpiece by Franco Scaglione because Alfa Romeo finally selected the Pininfarina design for the production model.

2017 Honda Urban EV Concept

September, 2017 § Leave a comment

Gorgeous cars has not to be expensive, look at this beautiful hatchback from Honda. Resembles a VW Golf Mk I or and old Civir or CRX. The concept car will become a real model in 2019!

The concept integrates LED displays in the front grille and rear taillight assembly that can be used to display messages, emoticons and more. Sounds funny if we can edit the messages 😀

 

2017 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabrio

September, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Breathtaking proportions”: a good sentence to describe this gorgeous concept from Mercedes.  I love the last designs from Mercedes, so pure, so simple… a philosophy they named “Sensual Purity design”.

Powered by a 738-hp fully electric powertrain with 24-inch wheels featuring 26 spokes and a rose-gold center lock. Coloured in Nautical Blue Metallic this cabrio is a version of the 2017 Maybach Vision 6 . Look at that grille with 25 vertical slats, probably will be the new face of the sub-brand Maybach (for hi-luxury cars from Mercedes, to compete with Rolls Royce and Bentley).

 

2017 BMW Concept 8 Series

August, 2017 § Leave a comment

The second gorgeous concept from BMW this summer.  A new 8 Series…  I’m so happy, because Z family and 80’s 8 Series are my favourites BMW’s ever and now they are recreating both.

A bold change on the brand’s signature kidney grille, not rounded, not flat… just sharp and sportive. A nice car, with lines flowing in a “Barcelona Gray Liquid” coloured body.   From the back, the 8 Series has i8 shaped lights and a rear spoiler molded into the trunk lid that we’ve discovered in 2000 6 Series from Chris Bangle and that has become a kind of brand signature.

Thanks Adrian van Hooydonk for let us enjoy these concepts, but please, make it real models, without so many changes, please!!

 

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