Concept Cars of the 1960's : Yesterday's Future

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Concept Cars of the 1960's : Yesterday's Future

Concept Cars of the 1960's : Yesterday's Future

Author: Richard Heseltine

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Concept cars are meant to break moulds and explore new ideas; to forecast or establish

trends. They afford designers the opportunity to let rip; to use their imaginations and

envisage the sort of vehicle that we will be driving in years – perhaps decades – to

come. The fact is that some concept cars are displayed at an event and never seen

again, while others cross continents and become media darlings, only to be placed in

storage – or worse – once they are no longer of use. The 1960s witnessed the


emergence of countless memorable showstoppers, and this book presents a year-by-

year rundown of the most memorable concept cars of the 1960s with several


obscurities thrown in for good measure. Some have long since earned legendary status,

foretelling the future, while others fell a long way short. Here is fascinating glimpse into

how the future of motoring looked in the 1960s, from the sublime to the frankly




• A year-by-year selection of nearly 200 concept cars from the 1960s with

descriptions that provide a flavour of their reception at the time, along with, in

many cases, quotes from magazine reports of the day.

• Over 350 period archive photographs – many in colour – of cars ranging from

the 1960 Lancia Loraymo, through the 1963 Prince 1900 Sprint and the 1966

AMC ‘Rambleseat’/AMX to the 1969 Pininfarina 512S Berlinetta Speciale.

• Brief histories for each of the cars featured, along with details of their key

features and innovations.

• A look at some of the cars that set future trends, and others that presented

unique ideas which, in some cases perhaps fortunately, never saw the light of


• Lavishly designed and produced to showcase the wealth of imagery.

• A unique retrospective look at how the designers of the 1960s saw our

automotive future.



Richard Heseltine is a journalist and author specialising in classic and contemporary

performance cars, design and motorsport history. A former staff member of Classic &

Sports Car and Motor Sport, he has contributed extensively to titles such as Octane,

Magneto, Classic Cars, Autosport and RACER in addition to newspapers and websites.

Richard has written books on subjects as diverse as small-series British sports cars and

Italian coachbuilding via Ferrari design history and a biography of racing driver and team

principal Graham Warner. Richard lives in Shropshire and has owned a raft of classics

with engines ranging from flat twins to V12s

Publisher: Porter Press International

Status: Latest Releases

Number of pages: 240

Binding: HBD

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