Lamborghini Miura Roadster – The Story of the Mythical Bull

Occasionally, a car comes along and completely revolutionises the way things are done; a true contemporary. It’s fair to say the Lamborghini Miura was one of these. The most important example of mid 60’s motoring, the Lamborghini Miura captured the […]

Alfa Romeo Carabo

Whilst many designers approached the idea of the wedge car, Marcello Gandini turned it into an art form, penning such illustrious wedge cars as the Lamborghini Countach, Lancia Stratos and most daringly, the 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo. Built on the […]

General Motors Firebird XP-21

The first of General Motor’s four Firebird concepts, the 1953 Firebird XP-21 is probably the most impractical concept car ever devised. Built purely as a research and development exercise, GM’s Firebird XP-21 featured a radical wind tunnel tested fibreglass body […]

Phantom Corsair

Over the years many concepts have claimed to be the car of the future, exhibiting outlandish designs and space age features destined never to see the light of day. Within this rather depressing graveyard of vehicles stands a car of […]

Mercedes-Benz C111

After the immense success of the Mercedes 300SL, especially in the United States market, anticipation for a successor to what many consider the first supercar was rife, resulting in the unveiling of the Mercedes C111-II at the 1970 Geneva Motor […]

Lancia Stratos Zero

Many would argue Marcello Gandini is the greatest automotive designer of the modern day. Need proof? Just look at the Lancia Stratos Zero. Debuted at the 1969 Turin Motor Show a year before the production Stratos, the two cars shared […]

Ford Nucleon

Occasionally concept cars pioneer fantastic new technology later implemented into production cars. It’s probably better the Ford Nucleon didn’t catch on. Envisioned in 1958 at the pinnacle of the atomic age, the Nucleon concept was to be powered, as the […]

Chrysler Turbine Car

The rather sad tragedy of many concept cars are their fictitious claims of performance and technology only exist in the mind of optimistic engineers; just papier-mâché mock-ups destined to do nothing but turn on a plinth at a motor show […]

Oldsmobile Golden Rocket

Very few cars manage to preserve the sensory smack in the mouth when first unveiled, but the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket sure does; a car still as breathtaking today as it was at the 1956 General Motors Motorama. Built purely to […]

Abarth 1500 Biposto

Conceived as a design exercise into automotive aerodynamics, Franco Scaglione’s Abarth 1500 Biposto is a wonderful example of ‘form follows function’ design resulting in a truly beautiful shape. Considered the predecessor to Scaglione’s trio of Alfa Romeo BAT cars, so […]