Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Concept and prototype cars

1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton

1941 Thunderbolt
Credit for the design goes to Alex Tremulis

1951 Buick the XP 300

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne

1954 Packard Panther Daytona

1954 Pontiac Bonneville

1956 Chevrolet Impala

I think the above is a Gaylord


 1954 Mercury Monterey XM 800

Above, Chrysler Ghia Diablo

above, a 1956 410 SuperAmerica by Ghia that Storm Bringer knew

1954 DeSoto Adventurer

Diamond T Doodlebug, one of my favorite trucks

All from among the huge variety of cool cars and pre-1980's American culture on


  1. The black and white picture of the car going up the ramp into the truck is the Oldsmobile Cutlass. Here are a few links.


  2. Your blog is a must-read for me. I can identify several of the concept cars in your January 17 post:
    The 1951 Buick was designated XP-300.
    The 1954 Packard was a Panther Datona (Roadster).
    There were three other 1954 Packard Panthers, differing mainly in paint treatment, but in other details as well.
    I don't recognize the purple 1954 roadster; it looks like it would've been a Ghia design for Chrysler.
    The unnamed vehicle being unloaded from a GM van is a 1954 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
    The 1954 Mercury is a Monterey XM-800.
    The red convertible is a 1957 Chrysler Ghia Diablo (I've seen two photos of an almost identical two-tone hardtop labeled a 1956 or 1957 Dodge Dart).
    The bronze Ferrari also looks like a Ghia design, but I can't identify it.
    The cherry-red two-door is a 1954 DeSoto Adventurer.
    The Veedol concept never existed in the real world AFAIK.
    I can't figure out how to comment as other than unknown, but you can reach me at my gmail address as moondome.

  3. The Ferrari is a 1956 410 Superamerica by Ghia.

    Some great pics here

  4. That Packard Panther looks really good!