1938 Dubonnet Hispano Xenia

1938 Dubonnet Hispano Xenia H6C

The 1938 Dubonnet Hispano Xenia is one of the most iconic pre-war automobiles out of continental Europe, only one was ever made as it’s purpose was not not make money but rather to showcase a new type of automobile suspension, a suspension arrangement that would go on to be the grandfather of the suspension system used…

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1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Concept Coupé

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This masterpiece of automotive design came from the collective genius of the Ghia designers back in 1954. Based on a Chrysler Imperial chassis the DeSoto Adventurer II concept car is still widely considered to be one of the top 10 concept cars of all time, it so impressed King Mohammed V of Morocco in ’54 that he bought it…

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The Ferrari Modulo

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The Ferrari Modulo was created by iconic automotive design firm Pininfarina in 1970 on commission from Ferrari, Ferrari at the time had a number of left over 512 S models that it couldn’t sell (or race) and so they gave one to Pininfarina and essentially said “make something wonderful”.

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The Slugger by Mikael Lugnegård

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I love great industrial design. It actually puts me in a good mood to discover hitherto undiscovered designers whose work deserves much wider exposure. This motorcycle concept, dubbed “The Slugger” is the work of Swedish designer Mikael Lugnegård, a talented 31 year old with a penchant for automotive and motorcycle design based in Umeå.

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The 1938 Phantom Corsair

1938 Phantom Corsair

The Phantom Corsair was a marvel of futuristic design when it was shown publicly for the first time in 1938. The uniquely laid out body gave it seating for 6 but only 2 doors and 2 windows either side, giving it a beautiful, clean profile and leaving it still looking futuristic, even 70+ years later….

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General Motors Aerotrain

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The General Motors Aerotrain was an experimental direction taken by GM in the mid-1950’s, it was designed by legendary car-man Chuck Jordan, the classic 50’s American car influence is clearly apparent in its conceptualisation from tip to tail.

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Moto Guzzi by BAR Design

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Luca Bar is the head designer at BAR Design, he is well known for producing stunning and unique motorcycle designs, largely based on pre-existing models from various manufacturers. His work with the V7 Moto Guzzi is greatly appealing to me, it seems to blend just the right amount of retro with more than enough modern engineering to keep even hard core super bike fiends happy.

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Holden Torana GTR-X Concept

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The Holden Torana GTR-X Concept was developed by Holden in 1970, it very nearly made it into production however concerns existed that Australia’s relatively low population (at the time) couldn’t sustain a production run. This point has been widely regarded as mute by many automotive historians who often point to the incredible success of the 2…

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