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Mar
08
Ford Prima Concept, Coolest Concept Cars of the 70s

Ford Prima 

By Frank Peiler–Publisher, Collectible Automobile magazine  

I’ve picked my favorite concept cars from the Fifties and Sixties, so now it’s time to move on to the Seventies. If you remember seeing any of these dream cars at an auto show, tell us about it. Be sure and let us know what you thought about the concept at the time.

Mar
04
Charger III Concept, Coolest Concept Cars of the 60s

Dodge Charger III

By Frank Peiler–Publisher, Collectible Automobile magazine  

Having already compiled a list of my favorite concept cars from the Fifties, I have moved on to the Sixties. If you haven’t already checked out my Fifties and Seventies concept-car picks, please do so. If there are any cars you’d add to this list, please let us know what they are—there are literally dozens of excellent cars to choose from.

Mar
03
1955 Lincoln Futura

Lincoln Futura

By Frank Peiler–Publisher, Collectible Automobile magazine  

My first visit to the Chicago Auto Show happened in 1953, when I was 12 years old. Before then, I had to rely on the huge auto-show sections in Sunday editions of the three newspapers my family subscribed to: the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily News, and Chicago Sun-Times. I vividly recall pawing through the 1951 auto-show sections for every picture I could find of the Buick XP-300 and the only car that really amazed me, the LeSabre. It was then that I resolved to attend the auto show in person—as soon as I could persuade someone to take me.

Jan
14
CrossBlue Concept

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept

Volkswagen gave attendees of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show a look at two concept cars that might very well see production in the near future.

Headlining its press conference was the CrossBlue SUV concept. If it were to see production (which we think is highly likely at this point), it would rival the GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, and Mazda CX-9 among 3-row, 7-passenger “large-midsize” crossovers. Though physically larger than the premium-midsize Volkswagen Touareg, a vehicle based on the CrossBlue would be less expensive.

May
26
25 Late-Model Collectible Cars

1985 Buick Riviera Convertible

While styling, performance, and rarity have been the traditional tickets to collectibility, vehicles that offer features—styling or otherwise—that are monuments to their era or simply aren’t likely to reappear also have a shot. It’s why we believe cars of the Fifties are so treasured today; their chrome, tall fins, and sheer mass so perfectly characterized the jet-aged optimism of the time, and it’s almost certain their likes will ever be seen again.

May
19
Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000

Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000 Concept

Forgotten Concepts This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

May
12
Classic Ads Featuring the Backs of Cars

1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo

What would be the the automotive equivalent of a leg man? I’m guessing it’s a wheel-and-tire guy. But whether or not your type is brunettes or redheads, you have to admit it’s always fun to admire the things we love from a new perspective.

May
06
Forgotten Concept: Chrysler Imperial

Chrysler Imperial Concept

Forgotten Concepts This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Apr
14
Chevrolet Electrovette

Chevrolet Electrovette Concept (foreground) and Chevette Turbo Injection. Both vehicles were based on the production Chevrolet Chevette. The Turbo Injection featured a turbocharged and fuel-injected version of the Chevette’s stock 1.6-liter engine. It made 100 horsepower–37 more than the standard mill.

Forgotten Concepts This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Mar
27
Karmann SUC Concept

Karmann SUC Concept

Forgotten Concepts This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.