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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Old concepts...  Reply with quote

Just had a quick gander through my Cars International 1989 (!) book and saw some old concepts that look familiar:

1989 Ghia Saguaro. Mk2 Focus, anyone?


1987 Citroen Activa. A few years ahead of the C6...


EDIT. Sorry the pics are tiny, they were what I could find on Google Image.
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Cheers, Nick.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could post hundreds in the thread (and probably will!)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem - you've touched on one of my favourite topics - classic concept cars.

Bertone Bravo:





Carabo (the origin of Lamborghini doors?):







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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more for you to search out decent sized pics of:

Pontiac Banshee
Baur TC3
Pininfarina Hit
Ford Bronco DM-1
Plymouth Slingshot
Bertone Genesis
Colani Forme C
Peugeot OXIA
Renault Megane
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The original Focus:

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I remember that. 1992 Ghia Focus, Escort Cosworth underpinnings.
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^^^Fantastic!
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Not the Megane you're looking for, but check it out:



Stratos Zero (1970):



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Relatively recent, but this is one of my favourite concepts.



Another concept I really liked was produced in the early nineties was an Allroad type vehicle based on an Escort Estate. I only remember seeing picture of it in an obscure industry magazine a few years ago.
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Is that the original Boxster, Kraft?
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It's not the concept car...
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Bertone Genesis:



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Of course it isn't. I've just noticed the modern lights. D'oh!
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A personal favourite of mine:

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Some of Colani's inspired lunacy:



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Friday night parade, Le Mans 2007






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Those are brilliant.

I used to have a copy of Cars International 1990, which I then proceeded to cut up and make a scrapbook out of. Shame.

Many, many nice pics of cars in there.
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My list of concept car books and websites is virtually endless, I love them.
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What's the silver one above the Megane, Dan? It's not a thing of beauty and elegance to my mind, whatever it is.........

My favourite ever has to be the Alfa Nuvola, which I was delighted to find resident in the Museo Storico Alfa when I visited a few weeks ago. Just gorgeous.
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Dan wrote:

It's a Baur, isn't it? Bristol-based?
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That's the Baur TC3.



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I remember that gold Renault. Initiale wasn't it?

And the Ford Indigo, and VW W12.

Anyone remembers the original Modus?
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Modos:


Megane:


Laguna:
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Mmm, yes...

Also there was a small orange Renault concept circa 1996. I think it was called the Next.
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That's the one.
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Some stuff from Pininfarina:











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That white Ferrari was on display at the Ferrari museum when I visited. It's pleasingly small.

And others:


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It's basically what became the Boxer, though far cleaner and more modern looking IMHO.

Thinking of the Bentley Hunaudieres in Dan's photo, I wonder how much of its technology went into the Veyron ...
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Ferrari don't always get it right, I think that this was their only attempt at a 4wd car:
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This is the "best" thread we've had for ages........... lots of fascinating stuff in here. Keep it coming!
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Three cheers for Blarno!
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That Colani fella was smoking some wierd shit..



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