My Car Quest

September 27, 2020

What Ever Happened To These Ideas?

by Mike –

This Mustang station wagon was designed by Robert Cumberford and built by Carrozzeria Intermeccanica.

Ford Mustang Station Wagon

Ford Mustang Station Wagon

This seems to defeat the purpose of a sports car.

The Lakester below was a combination all terrain dune buggy with a “semi-hydro hull for lake use” based on Volkswagen power, naturally.

Lakester

Lakester

The Chevrolet Astro III had front wheels that were very close together and a rear mounted Allison gas turbine engine.

Chevrolet Astro III

I am not sure why we needed this but it was developed at a time when GM had money to spend.

The American Motors AMX/3 was discussed here. It’s a long, sad story.

American Motors AMX

Click on the images for a larger view.

Kit Car

Does anyone still own their kit car from the 1960s?

Now to the future – read about the winners of the 2011 Michelin Design Challenge.

 Michelin Design Challenge.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Interesting Post! We included it on our Lunch Links.

  2. Mike Gulett says

    Thank you, I hope your readers like My Car Quest.

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