Sat Feb 01 2014 17:25:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Meet chassis #0018M a Ferrari 166MM Panoramica Berlinetta.
Two different Zagato body styles were built on chassis #0018M.
This special Panoramica Berlinetta body that was commissioned in 1948 by Antonio Stagnoli, Italy. Stagnioli raced it with great succes. Two years later the car was returned to Zagato to have it rebuilt with a cigar-shaped Spyder body with cycle fenders. Stagnoli raced the lighter #0018M Zagato Spyder with even greater success afterward.
The Panoramica body is considered to be lost. Chassis #0018M survived and is now in France. The car is currently in a very bad shape, especially the Spyder body, but it is not known if the chassis is being used for the Panoramica reconstruction."
Mon Dec 16 2013 16:14:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"In the early 1970s, the Innovar Corporation of Dunnell in Minnesota recognised the potential for an elegant, gentleman's snowmobile with side-by-side seating, rollover protection, plenty of luggage space and much more besides. A great idea, yet only 200 units of the fashionable Sno Coupe were ever built."
Mon Dec 09 2013 17:00:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
“The Car That Isn’t Streamlined” – Wlliam B. Stout’s Slippery Scarabs: The hard times of the Great Depression gave rise to a surprising number of innovative automobile designs penned by original thinkers, not the least of which was William Bushnell “Bill” Stout. On The Old Motor today we have a feature with many photos and a video covering all the different models of the Stout Scarab. @
Tue Oct 08 2013 16:47:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
French Engineer Marcel Alamagny by the year 1948 had developed a small 4-seat, 4-wheeled prototype automobile. The body was built with symmetrical front ends. The wheels were configured in a diamond pattern, and the Alamagny was powered by a small 569cc four-cylinder Simca engine--mounted transversely.
Shown at the 1948 Paris Salon, this prototype was never manufactured.
"In the 1900s, France spent a significant amount of money on airplane development ($22 million compared to one-half million by the Ú.S.) Believing propeller power was the most efficient means of moving a vehicle, entrepreneurs built propeller-powered cars.
This one-of-a-kind 1932 Helicron was discovered in 2000 in a barn where it had been placed by the original owners in the late 1930s. After discovery, the Helicron was completely rebuilt using many of the original components. Unfortunately, the original motor is lost to time; in its place is a 1980s Citroen GS 4-cylinder motor that will propel this 1,000 pound vehicle to 75 mph."
This video was shared by fellow pixacar member Brian777
There was a definable change in the design language as the ’70s arrived, where hand-crafted curves and old-school organic style of the ’60s gave way to a chiselled, machine-code look of hard lines and brute force. Softness be damned: make it sharp, make it look anti-nature. These are the halo cars that looked, sounded and performed like nothing else on the road; the pin-ups of a generation. And most would still happily grace the walls of any car fan today – even the ones that were just concepts, like the 1970 Porsche Tapiro.
Wed Jun 05 2013 18:39:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Only 3 years after Bertone released the first wedge-shaped Alfa Romeo Carabo concept, Lamborghini got their turn with the Countach in 1971. Among all the prototypes with this universal shape, Lamborghini became the most prolific when the car was put into production in 1976." Image and text source:
1967 AMC Rambler Amitron Electric Car Concept. In 1968, AMC showed an electric car, the Amitron, a three passenger vehicle powered by Lithium-Nickel batteries. To save weight and provide more hauling room, the seats were inflatable.
With subtle styling changes the Amitron was shown again as the Electron in 1979 as part of AMC's Concept 80 show, featuring four other forward looking prototypes.
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