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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sleek Farago CF 428 Concept

We are still discussing unique-shaped vehicles. And on this occasion what will be discussed is one of the American unique four-wheeled vehicle concepts. The car, which was launched in the 1969s, has an exterior appearance inspired by the sleek-shaped of spacecraft that was popular at that time and has also inspired many other four-wheeled vehicles.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept by Paul Farago of Carrozzeria Coggiola. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eLQg7Q)
The Pontiac Farago CF 428 is the result of a styling study for the Pontiac Grand Prix in 1969. This iconic concept car was designed by Paul Farago from Carrozzeria Coggiola. As is known, that Paul Farago is an engineer and automotive designer who is highly respected with a variety of design works that have a significant impact on the world both in Europe and the United States who previously are known to have helped the design of Dual-Ghia.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept captured the 3rd Place win in its category of "American Dream Cars of the 1960s" at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38hfA2X)
This very special Pontiac Farago CF 428 concept car originated from the special request of John DeLorean, who at the time was Head of the Pontiac Motor, a division of General Motors. DeLorean asked Farago to create and build a unique and unusual concept car, which could be used to show and enhance the company's image in the eyes of the automotive world.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept uses a 428 cubic inch V8 engine that is capable of producing power up to 370 BHP (272 kW). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38hfA2X)
At that time Farago, who had just left Ghia and founded his own coachbuilder company with Sergio Coggiola named Carrozzeria Coggiola, and immediately made this concept car as their company first project. Finally, Farago presented the Pontiac Farago CF 428 concept in 1969. And of the car concept name known that the 'CF' is the abbreviation of 'Coggiola-Farago', while the figures of '428' represented the engine-used.
This rear-wheels drive prototype car is equipped with a 428 cubic inch (7,014 cc) V8 engine that is capable of producing power up to 370 BHP (272 kW). Unfortunately, for the unknown reason, this quite iconic concept of Pontiac Farago is cannot be continued to the production line, and even this prototype was finally kept by Farago before it was transferred to the nephew, Frank Campanale of Michigan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | GENERATION HIGH OUTPUT]
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