The video, courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, presents a number of futuristic ideas and more functional concept cars (“practical dream cars”) that never went into production.
The 1963 Allegro Fastback Coupé was a sportscar featuring a movable steering wheel with a memory unit and adjustable pedals.
The Cougar II is a V8-powered 2-seater GT coupé conceived for speeds in the 170 mph range.
The Aurora is an experimental family car with a bank of twelve 1-inch headlights, electro-luminous side panels, a clam-shell rear entry system for the children seats. The comfortable lounge-like interior is equipped with built-in beverage cooler, three radios, a plug-in TV screen and a navigation system.
|1964 Ford Aurora Concept||Early Mustang Sketch by Jack Telnack (1962)|
The 1963 Mustang II running prototype was displayed at the U.S. Grand Prix and previewed many of the design elements that would be incorporated into the production model, including the long hood, short rear deck, 108-inch wheelbase, the rear wheel scoops and tri-bar taillights.
(Courtesy: Prelinger Archives)
This is a pearl!!!! Such a nice documentary. It is funny how far the ideas where from nowadays, but at the same time, how close they are.