My Car Quest

October 30, 2020

Concept Car Finally Reaches Road: Ferrari Pininfarina Modulo 512S

by Wallace Wyss - A lot of time you look at a concept car and if it's real daring in design--i.e. it looks like it wouldn't meet any regulations of lighting, windshield rake, safety, etc, you think "well, a nice idea but it will never reach … [Read more...]

Concepts That Didn’t Make It: Cadillac Sixteen

by Wallace Wyss - I've been covering the auto industry for, oh, 55 years or so and missed the grand era of the '30s. I saw a picture of the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept car recently and realized how much I miss outsize characters like Bob Lutz, … [Read more...]

Another Lost Prototype: 1975 Opel GT-W Génève

by Wallace Wyss - I am going out on a limb here and saying if the 1975 Opel GT-W Génève did not have an engine and transmission it was just a rolling mockup, one step up from a clay model, so not a real prototype engineering wise. There's a … [Read more...]

Concepts That Are Best Not Revived: 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser

by Wallace Wyss - Mercury was a brand that's gone now, it was sort of a ranking-wise, little brother to the Lincoln. In the Fifties they were thought of as a brand that was slightly daring and more upmarket than Ford. Remember the XM … [Read more...]

Concept Cars That Should Have Been Built: 2004 Lincoln Mark X

by Wallace Wyss - Back in 2004 Ford showed a concept called the Mk X (for 10) which was basically a Lincoln-ized two seater Bird. It was meant to be a true American Luxury cruiser with a power retractable glass hard top. You could call … [Read more...]

Concept Cars That Didn’t Make It : 2006 Chrysler Imperial

by Wallace Wyss - This show car goes back to 2006. It was sort of a Bentley inspired Imperial bringing back a name that goes back to 1926. At one time Imperials had more status than Continentals, the most glorious moments when they had Ghia body … [Read more...]