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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.

Dec
26
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A proposal for a multi-cylinder Cadillac was completed in 1961. It had a sweeping roofline reminiscent of Cadillac’s fastback coupes of the late ’40s.

Cadillac’s V16 of the 1930s is fairly well known, as is its 2003 Sixteen (as in V16) concept car. But what is not generally known is that Cadillac toyed with the idea of a 16-cylinder car in the 1960s.

Nov
28
Mercury XM Concept, Woman in back of XM concept, Mercury concept with rumble seats

Mercury XM Concept

Forgotten Concepts, 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.

Nov
16
Genesis X Convertible Concept

Genesis X Convertible Concept

2022 Los Angeles Auto ShowRevealed at a private event in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Genesis X Convertible hints at what a production open-top car from the Korean luxury brand might look like—assuming such a thing were ever to be built. The X Convertible is third in a series of Genesis “X” concept cars, following the X Concept (2021), and the X Speedium Coupe (August, 2022).

Oct
31
Saturn Flextreme Concept

Saturn Flextreme Concept

Forgotten Concepts, 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.

Jul
28
Great Wall Futurist

Great Wall Futurist

Forgotten Concepts, 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.

Jul
18
Classic Car Ads: Electric Cars

General Motors EV1

A fun fact shared often in the automotive media is that electric cars fairly handily outsold gasoline-powered vehicles in the earliest days of the automobile era. Around the turn of the century, 40 percent of American automobiles were powered by steam, 38 percent by electricity, and just 22 percent by gasoline. (Granted, we’re only talking about a few thousand vehicles here, since the entire industry was in its infancy.)