Welcome to the latest installation of The Forgotten Concept Cars of the Year! Here, you'll find a collection of photos of concept cars from the same year that are considered forgotten. Legendary concept cars are not included. With a Kinja update around the corner, this is probably the last TFCCotY post for good. Here's one for the birth year of a fellow Opponaut. Enjoy!
ALLES GUTE ZUM GEBURTSTAG, HELMUT! (RotarylessLover)
1988 Alfa Romeo 164 Pro Car Concept; with the front and rear ends attached.
1988 Alfa Romeo 164 Pro Car Concept; with the front and rear ends detached.
1988 Audi Asgard Concept by ItalDesign
1988 Audi Aspid Concept by ItalDesign
1988 Audi Aztec Concept by ItalDesign
1988 BMW Z1 Coupe Concept; the doors retract up and down like the production Z1 roadster.
1988 Buick Lucerne Coupe Concept #1
1988 Buick Lucerne Coupe Concept #2
1988 Buick Lucerne Cabriolet Concept
1988 Cadillac Voyage Concept
1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z Concept
1988 Chevrolet Venture Concept #1
1988 Chevrolet Venture Concept #2
1988 Citroen Activa Concept
1988 Dodge Intrepid Concept
1988 Ferrari F90 Concept by Pininfarina; with the roof attached. Only 6 were produced for, you guessed it, the Sultan of Brunei. It's likely they were abandoned and collecting dust along with hundreds of other abandoned collector cars. They were based on a Ferrari Testarossa. The one pictured above and below is an official concept car.
1988 Ferrari F90 Concept by Pininfarina; with the roof detached.
1988 Ford Bronco DM-1 Concept
1988 Ford Hunter Concept by IAD; it was based on a Ford Sierra XR 4x4.
1988 Ford Saguaro Concept by Ghia
1988 Ford Splash Concept; the wheels were painted white at some point.
1988 GMC Centaur Pickup Truck Concept
1988 Jiotto Caspita Concept
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1988 Lamborghini Countach Preproduction Prototype; it's far less aggressive looking than its production counterpart.
1988 Lamborghini Genesis Concept by Bertone; it's a minivan with gullwing doors and a front-mounted V12 from a Countach. It's an ultimate driving machine for football mums.
1988 Lancia HIT Concept by Pininfarina
1988 Lincoln Machete Concept
1988 MAZ 2000 Perestroika Concept; MAZ is well known for building bizarre looking lorries.
1988 Mazda MX-5 Concept; it's the very first Miata. Helmut, you were born in this year. It's no wonder you like Miatas.
1988 Mazda MX-5 Coupe Concept; ja, a coupe version of the Miata existed.
1988 Mercury Concept 50 Concept
1988 Michelotti Pura Concept
1988 Nissan Autech Stelvio Concept by Zagato; oi, check out the licence plate, haha.
1988 Nissan EXA Concept
1988 Panther Solo Prototype; it went into limited production at some point.
1988 Peugeot 309 Break Concept by Heuliez
1988 Peugeot Oxia Concept
1988 Plymouth Slingshot Concept (this one is my son's favourite)
1988 Pontiac Banshee IV Concept
1988 Pontiac Fiero Concept; it was planned to go into production, but GM scrapped the plans.
1988 Porsche 989 Concept; the Panamera of the 80's.
1988 Renault Megane Concept
1988 Skoda Favorit Concept by Bertone
1988 Subaru Alcyone Royale Conceot by IAD
1988 Vehma Torrero Concept
1988 ZIL 4102 Preproduction Prototype
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