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Alfa Romeo

  • 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo 71kB, side
  • 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo 72kB, rear

    AMC

  • 70's American Motors AMX 74kB, description

  • 70's American Motors AMX 156kB, description

  • 70's American Motors AMX III 50kB, prototype AMX from American Motors, 390 cubic inch, mid mounted engine
  • 1969 American Motors AMX II 32kB, description
  • 1969 American Motors AMX II 46kB

  • 1970 American Motors AMX III 68kB, description
  • 1970 American Motors AMX III 108kB
  • 1970 American Motors AMX III 102kB
  • Current whereabouts of the American Motors AMX III's

    AREX

  • 1993 Arex 180kB

    Aston Martin

  • Aston Martin Bulldog 42kB

  • 1995 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale Prototype 81kB, side
  • 1995 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale 56kB, rear
  • 1995 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale 73kB, interior

    Audi

  • 1991 Avus Quattro 30kB

    Bentley

  • 1999 Bentley Hunaudières 50kB, V16 engine, 8 litres, front.
  • 1999 Bentley Hunaudières 71kB.

    Bertone

  • 1962 Testudo 55kB

  • 1967 Marzal 80kB

  • 1970 Stratos O 54kB

  • 1990 Nivola 76kB

  • 1992 Blitz 58kB

  • 1994 Karisma 106kB

  • 1994 ZER 60kB, ZERo emission electric speed record car

  • 1995 Kayak 54kB, front/side
  • 1995 Kayak 39kB, top
  • 1995 Kayak 49kB, side

  • 1999 Bella 12kB, side

    Bizzarrini

  • 1993 Bizzarrini BZ - 2001 78kB, this car is based on a Ferrari Testarossa chassis.

    Budd

  • 1964 Budd-design XR-4000 135kB, description
  • 1964 Budd-design XR-4000 95kB

    Bugatti

  • 1939 Bugatti T64 111 kB, Le voiture de monsieur Jean, description

  • 1947 Bugatti T73a 114 kB, Post-war prototype, description

  • 1993 Bugatti EB112 Sports Saloon 11 kB, from Jacob Munkhammar
  • 1993 Bugatti EB112 Sports Saloon 14 kB, front view

    Buick

  • 1938 Buick Y-job 65kB

  • 1953 Buick Wildcat 1 59kB,
    ENGINE TYPE:        V-8 overhead valve, 8 cylinder, 188 horsepower
                        with a 322 cubic inch displacement.
    WHEELBASE:          114 inches
    BODY STYLE:         Roadster
    
         This car was build for the 1953 General Motors Motorama and is
    one of Buick's first fiberglass cars.  Innovations for the time
    include concave grill, "buffer bombs" integrated with a massive
    wrap around front bumper.  Also featuring "Roto Static" front hub
    caps that remain stationary while the wheels spin.  At the time of
    restoration only one hub cap remained, the second one was made from
    the top of a "mini" Weber grill.
    Foto and info: Ron Skala
  • 1953 Buick Wildcat 1 55kB
  • 1953 Buick Wildcat 1 74kB

  • 1954 Buick Wildcat II 71kB
  • 1954 Buick Wildcat II 89kB

  • 1956 Centurion 21kB, Buick's fiberglass bodied Centurion appeared at the GM Motorama. A TV camera substituted for the rearview mirror.

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  • 1996 Buick XP2000 77kB

  • 2000 Buick Blackhawk 45kB
  • 2000 Buick Blackhawk 47kB, unfolding top

    Cadillac

  • 1953 Cadillac Series 62 by Ghia 25kB, front view
  • 1953 Cadillac Series 62 by Ghia 20kB, rear view

  • 1965 Eldorado Fastback proto 52kB
  • 1965 Eldorado Fastback proto 86kB

  • 1971 Eldorado Wagon (Shooting Brake) 48kB
  • 1971 Eldorado Wagon (Shooting Brake) 50kB

    Castagna

  • 1995 Alfa Romeo based prototype 66kB

    Chevrolet

  • 1956 Impala show car 48kB,Stainless steel decorated this Impala show car, which included a speed warning system.

  • 60's Chevrolet Corvette XP700 100kB,
    It is based on a regular '58 Corvette and was modified to be the own car of William L. "Bill" Mitchell. First, in 1958, it received a
    special rear end of duck-tail type, which was incorporated in the regular '61 
    Corvette, and the front end was redesigned to look almost like the one of the 
    Oldsmobile F88 '54 show car. In 1959, the car was modified again to became a 
    real show car (that's the one on your picture): longer rear end, new front end
     with smaller air intake, new transparent roof with a periscope in the middle
    of the two bubbles. The design of this car is not purely American. It was 
    inspired by the '55 Lancia Aurelia 2500 GT Rayon d'Azur, mecanically modified by
    Nardi and coachbuilded by Vignale. This Italian show car has a double-bubble 
    roof with a chrome plated grille (air intake) in the center of the roof. The 
    XP700 has the same feature, except that the air intake has become a periscope
    (more futuristic !).
    Info: Otakar Kopecky

  • 1968 Chevrolet Astro-Vette 36kB, description

  • 1968 Chevrolet Astro II 48kB, description

  • 1970 Chevrolet XP-882 99kB, description

  • 1973 Chevrolet XP-882 four-rotor 41kB, description
  • 1973 Chevrolet XP-882 four-rotor 41kB

  • 1973 Chevrolet XP-897 GT 55kB, description

  • 1973 Chevrolet XP-898 41kB, description

  • 1976 Chevrolet XP-882 Aerovette Revised 99kB, description

    The Chevrolet XP-Story! Source: 24-Bit

  • Chevrolet Corvette Indy and CERV III 327kB

    Chrysler

  • 1941 Chrysler Newport 104kB

  • 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt 36kB, it was designed by Alex Tremulis, who designed the famous but ill-fated Tucker. 6 Thunderbolts were built at Le Baron. Info: Otakar Kopecky

  • 1952 Chrysler C-200 70kB, description
  • 1952 Chrysler C-200 77kB

  • 1953 Chrysler D'Elegance 27kB, description

  • 1956 Chrysler Norseman 54kB, description

  • 1963 Chrysler Turbine-car 95kB, description

  • 1977 Chrysler Turbine-car 39kB, description

  • 1980 Chrysler Turbine-car 35kB, description

  • Chrysler Atlantic 43kB, the Bugatti Atlantic based 1995 prototype. Description, Back view, Nice view taken at Pebble beach
    Back view drawing also available is a MOV movie of the atlantic and another drawing

  • 1996 Chrysler LHX 113kB

  • 1996 Chrysler Thunderbolt 42kB, side view
  • 1996 Chrysler Thunderbolt 50kB, rear view

  • 1997 Chrysler Phantom 116kB

  • 1997 Chrysler Phaeton 19kB, Front, Description
  • 1997 Chrysler Phaeton 12kB, Rear, Open
  • 1997 Chrysler Phaeton 11kB, Side, Closed

    Citroën

  • 1988 Citroën Activa 82kB
  • 1988 Citroën Activa 31kB, rear view
  • 1988 Citroën Activa 70kB, top view

  • 1991 Citroën Citela 39kB

  • 1994 Citroën Xanae 122kB

  • 1999 Citroën C6 prototype 15kB

    Colani

  • 1976 L'Aiglon 106kB, The extreme of the pre-war luxury French roadsters
  • 1976 L'Aiglon 98kB

  • 1981 Car design for BMW 19kB, also a car design on the picture!

  • 1989 Utah 6 45kB

  • 1989 Truck design 34kB

  • 1995 Colani designed mercedes truck 81kB

    Corvair

  • 1962 Corvair Monza GT 50kB

    Davis

  • 1948 Davis 33kB, description

    DeSoto

  • 1953 DeSoto Adventurer I 31kB, description

    Dodge

  • 1954 Dodge Firearrow Sport Coupe 47kB
  • 1954 Dodge Firearrow Sport Coupe 58kB, description

    Duesenberg

  • 1966 Exner designed Duesenberg revival 59kB
  • 1966 Exner designed Duesenberg Model D 111kB
  • 1966 Exner designed Duesenberg Model D 72kB

  • 1976 Duesenberg Model D Revised 74kB

    Edwards

  • 1954 Edwards America 43kB, description

    Exner

  • 1952 Chrysler C-200 70kB, description
  • 1952 Chrysler C-200 77kB

  • 1953 Exner designed Chrysler D'Elegance 27kB, description

  • 1961 Exner designed Dual Ghia 69 kB B&W build by Ghia

  • 1966 Exner designed Duesenberg revival 59kB
  • 1966 Exner designed Duesenberg Model D 111kB
  • 1966 Exner designed Duesenberg Model D 72kB

  • 1966 Bugatti T101CX Exner 24 kB, Post-war special design by Virgil Exner and build by Ghia on a T101 chassis.

    Ferrari

  • Ferrari 365P 89kB

  • Ferrari Modulo 82kB

    Ford

  • 1955 Ford Mystere 42kB

  • 1958 Ford FX Atmos 20kB

  • 60´s Mustang prototype 15kB
  • 1960 Ford Edsel Corsair 138kB

  • 1963 Fords top: Cougar II, bottom: Cobra II 75kB

  • 1995 Ford GT90 125kB
  • 1995 Ford GT90 53kB, rear view

  • 1996 Ford Indigo 87kB, frontal view
  • 1996 Ford Indigo 104kB

    Gatso

  • 1948 Roadster 96kB, description
  • 1948 Roadster 100kB

    Gaylord

  • 1957 Gaylord 85kB, description
  • 1957 Gaylord 77kB
  • 1957 Gaylord 89kB
  • 1957 Gaylord 109kB
  • 1957 Gaylord 47kB

    Ghia

  • 1953 Cadillac Series 62 by Ghia 25kB, front view

  • 1953 Cadillac Series 62 by Ghia 20kB, rear view

  • 90's Ghia 109kB, rear view

    Gigliato

  • 1995 Aerosa 43kB, front

  • 1995 Aerosa 70kB, rear

    Hispano Suiza

  • 2000 Hispano Suiza prototype 28kB

    Hudson

  • 1953 Hudson Italia 53kB
  • 1953 Hudson Italia 19kB,
    ENGINE:        6 Cylinder, 114 horsepower
    TRANS:         3 speed manual
    WHEEL BASE:    105 inches
    WEIGHT:        2,725 pounds
    TOP SPEED:     102 miles per hour
    
         This was the 1954 show "Dream" car for Hudson.  The chassis is
    a 1953 super jet sedan with a body that was constructed in Italy by
    Touring.  This car was a full 10 inches lower than the standard
    Hudson production of the day.  It did feature the famous Hudson
    step-down recessed floor design, which gave the 105 inch wheel base
    even a longer look.  The exhaust pipes and the rear fenders are
    actually taillights and the speaker openings are designed with
    musical notes in their design.  On May 1, 1954, Hudson announced a
    merger with Nash and the Hudson Italia was no longer used in the
    show circuits.
    Foto and info: Ron Skala
    Just 26 were produced, but few cars outdid the Hudson Italia's breathtaking styling -- and it was loaded with innovations. Built in Italy, with an aluminum body atop a Jet chassis, the sporty coupe cost a whopping $4800.

    Hyundai

  • 1996 HCD-1 72kB

    IAD

  • 1986 Alien 29kB

  • 1989 Venus 39kB

    Isdera

  • Isdera Commendatore 112 29kB, Mercedes V12 powered
  • Isdera Commendatore 112 51kB, top view

    Isotta Frachini

  • 1996 Isotta Frachini T8 87kB, Based on Audi A8

    Ital Design

  • 1986 Incas 48kB

  • 1988 Aspid 37kB

  • 1988 Aztec 40kB

  • 1990 ID90 design for Bugatti EB110 20 kB
  • 1990 ID90 design for Bugatti EB110 12 kB
  • 1993 Bugatti EB112 Sports Saloon 11 kB
  • 1993 Bugatti EB112 Sports Saloon 14 kB, front view

    Kaiser

  • 1954 Kaiser Darrin 39kB, description
  • 1954 Kaiser Darrin 37kB
  • 1954 Kaiser Darrin 51kB

    Kurtis

  • 1954 Kurtis 500m 47kB, description
  • 1954 Kurtis 500m 41kB

  • 50's Kurtis prototype 99kB

    Lamborghini

  • Lamborghini Portofino prototype 427kB

  • 1995 Lamborghini Cala 46kB

    Lancia

  • Stratos Prototype 49kB

    Lincoln

  • 1953 Lincoln Fifty-X 32kB

  • Lincoln Futura 17kB, later used to make the batmobile!

  • 1996 Lincoln Sentinel 84kB

    Maserati

  • Maserati Boomerang 35kB
  • Maserati Boomerang 53kB, this car is based on a Bora chassis. The slant of the windshield is only 13 degrees, which is the limit for a minimum of visibility through a piece of glass. All the control instruments are fitted in the middle of the steering wheel, like in the '86 Pontiac Trans Sport show car. Info: Otakar Kopecky

    MATRA

  • 1989 Matra M 25 55kB

    Mercedes Benz

  • 1996 F200 18kB, description
  • 1996 F200 16kB, interior.

    Michelotti

  • 1988 Pura 28kB

    Mitsubishi

  • 1993/4 HSR IV 28kB

    Muntz

  • 1954 Muntz Jet 31kB, description

    Nash

  • 1956 Nash Palm Beach 59kB, bodywork by Pinin Farina, Foto and info: Ron Skala

  • 1956 Nash Pininfarina Special 69kB
  • 1956 Nash Pininfarina Special 63kB
  • 1956 Nash Pininfarina Special 50kB

    NedCar

  • 1996 Nedcar ACCESS 29kB
  • 1996 Nedcar ACCESS 62kB, Interior

    Oldsmobile

  • 1957 Oldsmobile F-88 63kB
  • 1957 Oldsmobile F-88 76kB

    Packard

  • 1951 Packard Panther Showcar 106kB

  • 1956 Packard Predictor Showcar 88kB, this car was build at Ghia in Turino in only 90 days. It costed $70,000 ... in 1956 Info: Otakar Kopecky

    Peugeot

  • 1984 Quasar 26kB

    Plymouth

  • 1994 Plymouth Prowler Concept 40kB
  • 1994 Plymouth Prowler Concept 123kB

    Pontiac

  • 1954 Pontiac Bonneville special I 33kB,
    ENGINE:        Standard 1954 Pontiac straight 8 flathead with four
                   side draft carburetors and special hot cam, 230 h.p.
    WHEEL BASE:    100 inches
    HEIGHT:        48 1/2 inches
    LENGTH:        158.3 inches
    
         This fiberglass body was fitted with a transparent plexiglas
    canopy with upper wing doors.  There are no exterior door handles. 
    Ventilation for the enclosed interior is provided by 2 air scoops
    on the hood.  The interior is fitted with a 3 spoked steering
    wheel, tachometer, speedometer, fuel pressure gauge, oil temp
    gauge, as well as a clock and compass.  The ignition switch and the
    hydromatic gear selector are fitted on the center console.  The
    rear deck slopes to a circular spare tire mounted in the rear
    compartment.  Two of this particular model were produced for the
    show circuits.  Both are in the Bortz Auto Collection.  This
    particular car is completely original, including the paint, chrome
    and interior.  Because fiberglass was a new product, over the years
    there has been a slight shrinkage on the surface.  The Bonneville
    Special was the sensation of all of the show cars in 1954, and is
    considered one of the flagships of The Bortz Auto Collection.
    Foto and info: Ron Skala

  • 1956 Parisienne 57kB, description

  • 1986 Pontiac Fiero Prototype 59kB, description

  • 1989 Pontiac Fiero Prototype 102kB, description
  • 1989 Pontiac Fiero Prototype 87kB

  • 1989-90 Pontiac Fiero Prototype 100kB, description

  • 1990 Pontiac Fiero Prototype 92kB, description

    Renault

  • 1960's Renault R4 Prototype 22kB

  • 1990 Renault Laguna 31kB

  • 1995 Renault Initiale 46kB
  • 1995 Renault Initiale 40kB, side view
  • 1995 Renault Initiale 45kB, back view

  • 1996 Renault Fiftie Retro prototype 71kB
  • 1996 Renault Fiftie Retro prototype 66kB, rear view

    Saab

  • 1985 Saab EV1 28kB

    Studebaker

  • 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk 85kB
  • 1963 Studebaker Sceptre 107kB

    Zender

  • 1995 Progeotto 65kB

  • Acknowledgements:

    Lots of the pictures and descriptions from this page were offered by 24-bit, others by Ron Skala and Otakar Kopecky

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    Last modified November 28, 2000