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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The most unusual classic car concepts ever made

From time to time, the world of modern auto industry has built a lot of concept cars, among the many concept cars are also many who have an unusual design or could be considered weird. 
1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z4FRB)
Now, we take a look back at several concept cars have unusual design and have made their debuts at the Swiss spectacle event called the Geneva Motor Show, over the years, except the Alfa Romeo Carabo

1. 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo by Bertone
With a view to selling the Corvair in Europe, GM sent a rolling chassis each to Pininfarina and Bertone. The latter’s effort, the Testudo, was again a Giugiaro design – but this was no primitive show-car. Nuccio Bertone famously drove the concept to the 1963 Geneva show from Turin, with Giugiaro the pilot for the return leg of the journey.
1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo by Bertone. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z4DRW)

2. 1968 Bertone Panther
By 1968, Giugiaro had moved to Ghia – but the services of Bertone were still in demand, and were enlisted by the Brescia Corse racing team to produce a prototype for the World Sportscar Championship. The most prominent feature of the resulting Panther was the spoiler that sat high above the cockpit, and which could be hydraulically controlled to vary its effect.
1968 Bertone Panther. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z4E7I)

3. 1970 BMW 2200 ti Garmisch by Bertone
With the popularity of Mercedes-Benz’s W114 beginning to concern BMW, it too requested the services of Bertone. Penned by Marcelo Gandini, the 2200 ti Garmisch concept would later come to inspire Paul Bracq’s E12 5 Series – although the hexagonal kidney grilles and honeycombed rear screen weren’t carried over.
1970 BMW 2200 ti Garmisch by Bertone. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z4EF0)

4. 1981 Wolfrace Sonic
First shown at the 1981 Geneva show, the Sonic was built as a promotional vehicle for Wolfrace to showcase its new pepperpot-style alloy wheels. With six wheels and two Rover V8s, it was soon vying for bedroom wall space with the Lamborghini Countach.
1981 Wolfrace Sonic. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z4EV9)

5. 1987 Sbarro Monster G
Back to 1987, when Sbarro exhibited its weird concept car named 1987 Monster G. It had an engine from a Mercedes G-Wagon, the styling of a bloated beach buggy, and wheels from a Boeing 747. Yes, really. Do you know what kind of car it is?
1987 Sbarro Monster G. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z4Efl)
That's five concept cars that have an unusual design. The cars were built in the period 1960s to 1980s. If you have a candidate to fill to the list of odd-design cars, please do not hesitate to fill in the comments below this article. (See 7 Ferrari's odd cars.) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CLASSIC DRIVER]
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