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. I decided to include photos of concept cars from 1970 to 1974. Go right here for the second part, which includes photos of concept cars from 1975 to 1979. Enjoy!
1970 AC 428 Spider Concept by Frua
1970 AMC AMX III Concept
1970 BMW 2002 GT4 Concept
1970 BMW 2002 TI Garmish Concept by Bertone
1970 Cadillac Nart Concept by Zagato
1970 Chevrolet XP-882 Concept
1970 Chevrolet Scirocco Showcar Concept
1970 Chrysler Cordoba De Oro Concept
1970 Chrysler France Shake Concept by Bertone
1970 Citroen M35 Concept
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A Preproduction Prototype
1970 Dodge Super Charger Concept
1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo Concept by Pininfarina; it's not a forgotten concept car, but a lot of people didn't know that it was originally painted black.
1970 Ford Econoline Kilimanjaro Concept
1970 Ford Mustang Mach II Concept
1970 Ford Mustang Milano Concept
1970 Holden Torana GTR-X Concept
1970 Honda Hondina Concept by Zagato
1970 Lamborghini Le Mans Prototype by Colani; it was based on a Lamborghini Miura. This is a great excuse to say "pretty sure that's a Lambo, dude."
1970 Lamborghini Urraco Preproduction Prototype #1
1970 Lamborghini Urraco Preproduction Prototype #2; it's likely the design of Lamborghini Huracán's headlights was inspired by the headlights on this prototype.
1970 Mazda RX-500 Concept
1970 Mercedes-Benz C112 Concept by Colani; it was based on a Mercedes-Benz C111 testbed. Colani booed Mercedes-Benz's C111 project and designed his own.
1970 Nissan 126X Concept
1970 Nissan 270X Concept
1970 Pontiac CF428 Concept by Coggiola; ja, that's the famous 1989 Dodge Viper RT/10 Concept in the background (
orange red (I'm colourblind) car on the left).
1970 Porsche 914-6 Concept; world's most uncomfortable small hatchback, anyone?
1970 Porsche 914-6 Murene Concept by Heuliez
1970 Porsche Tapiro Concept by ItalDesign
1970 Vauxhall SRV (Styling Research Vehicle) Concept
1971 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Caimano Concept by ItalDesign
1971 Alfa Romeo P33 Cuneo Concept by Pininfarina
1971 Cadillac Eldorado Wagon SB Concept
1971 Citroen SM Espace Concept by Heuliez
1971 DeTomaso Zonda Concept
1971 Dodge Diamante Concept
1971 Ferrari 3Z Spider Concept by Zagato
1971 Fiat ESV (Experimental Safety Vehicle) 1500 Concept
1971 Fiat ESV (Experimental Safety Vehicle) 2000 Concept
1971 Fiat ESV (Experimental Safety Vehicle) 2500 Concept
1971 Ford GT70 Concept by Ghia; the plastic surgeons at Ghia beautified one of the GT70s and called it a day by calling it a concept car. Non-Ghia GT70 went into limited production in 1970.
1971 Ford Probe I Concept by Ghia
1971 Ford Supervan 1 Concept
1971 Ford Tridon Concept
1971 Lamborghini Countach P500 Concept by Bertone
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototipo
1971 Maserati Boomerang Concept by ItalDesign
1971 Mercedes-Benz ESF05 (De: Experimentell Sicherheit Fahrzeug, En: Experimental Safety Vehicle) Concept
1971 Mercury Montego Sportshauler Concept; it's basically a sports coupe with a truck bed inside and a tailgate.
1971 Mitsubishi Minica Van Concept (electric vehicle)
1971 Mitsubishi Minicab EV Concept (electric vehicle)
1971 Nissan 216X Concept
1971 Nissan ESV (Experimental Safety Vehicle) Concept
1970 NSU RO 80 Concept by Pininfarina
1971 Peugeot 504 Riviera Concept by Pininfarina
1971 Toyota RV-1 Concept
1971 Toyota SV-1 Concept
1971 Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah Concept by ItalDesign; it was based on a Porsche 914-6.
1971 Volvo ESV (Experimental Safety Vehicle) 1800 Viking Concept by Coggiola
1972 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Spider Concept by Pininfarina
1972 AMC Gremlin Voyageur Concept
1972 BMW 5-Series Preproduction Prototype
1972 BMW 1602 Elektroantrieb (En: Electric Drive) Concept (electric vehicle); the car.
1972 BMW 1602 Elektroantrieb (En: Electric Drive) Concept (electric vehicle); the diagram for those who are interested to know how it works.
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept; the BMW E26 M1's predecessor. Many of the E25 Turbo's design cues and lines were used on the 8-Series, the Z1 Roadster, and the 2008 M1 Homage Concept.
1972 BMW Turbo Concept by Michelotti; it was one of the BMW E26 M1 preproduction prototypes.
1972 Buick Riviera Silver Arrow III Concept
1972 Citroen GS Camargue Concept by Bertone
1972 Citroen SM Coupe Concept by Frua
1972 Colani Eiffeland Formula 1 Concept; it was designed and built in-house.
1972 Fiat 128 Pulsar Concept by Michelotti
1972 Fiat Flares Concept by Michelotti
1972 Fiat X1/23 Concept
1972 Ford Explorer Cab Forward Concept; no, the Hot Wheels car called Deora is based on a different concept car (1965 Dodge Pickup Deora Concept).
1972 Iso Rivolta Varedo Concept by Zagato; the design was inspired by Bertone's 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero Concept.
1972 Lombardi FL1 Concept
1972 Lotus Esprit M70 Concept
1972 Mercedes-Benz ESF13 (De: Experimentell Sicherheit Fahrzeug, En: Experimental Safety Vehicle) Concept
1972 Nissan Skyline Concept; this is the only photo of it I can find. There isn't much information on it other than the photo and the name.
1972 Opel GT Diesel Sports Car Concept
1972 Opel Manta Concept
1972 Opel Manta B Concept; it was based on an Opel GT.
1972 Opel Manta Laser Concept by Michelotti
1972 Peugeot 204 Taxi H4 Concept by Heuliez
1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Preproduction Prototype
1972 Renault Ika Concept
1972 Toyota RV-2 Concept
1972 Vector Concept
1972 Volvo ESV (Experimental Safety Vehicle) Concept #1
1972 Volvo ESV (Experimental Safety Vehicle) Concept #2
1972 Volvo ESV (Experimental Safety Vehicle) Concept #2; bloody hell, look at the size of that bumper! No wonder Volvos are the safest cars.
1973 Alfa Romeo Junior Z 1600 Concept by Zagato
1973 Audi Karmann Asso Di Picche Concept by ItalDesign
1973 Autobianchi A-112 Giovani Concept by Pininfarina
1973 Buick Centurion Concept
1973 Chevrolet XP-897 GT Concept
1973 Chevrolet XP-898 Concept
1973 Citroen SM Group 5 Prototype
1973 Detomaso Montella Concept
1973 Ford Granada Mark 1 Concept by Ghia
1973 Ford Mustela II Concept by Ghia
1973 Foshie Minissima Miscellaneous Concept; this is probably the cutest concept car ever.
1973 Lotus Esprit IDGG Concept by ItalDesign
1973 Mercedes-Benz ESF22 (De: Experimentell Sicherheit Fahrzeug, En: Experimental Safety Vehicle) Concept
1973 Mitsubishi Pajero Concept; ja, I thought it was a Jeep too.
1973 Nissan EV Truck Concept (electric vehicle)
1973 NSU Trapezio Concept by Bertone; side view
1973 NSU Trapezio Concept by Bertone; front view. This one is my son's favourite because of the headlights. "One, two, three, four, five, six. Six eyes," he commented.
1973 Opel GT Concept by Coggiola Sylvia
1973 Porsche FLA (De: Forschungsprojekt Langzeit Auto, En: Research Project Long Life Car) Concept; the project's goal is to make cars more recyclable and last longer using recycled materials. Of course, it didn't work out at that time.
1973 Sbarro Tiger Concept; it was based on a Bertone Panther.
1973 Toyota F101 Concept
1973 Vauxhall Chevette Hatchback Concept #1
1973 Vauxhall Chevette Hatchback Concept #2
1973 Volvo 263GL Hatchback Concept
1974 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT Concept
1974 Audi Coupe Speciale Mittelmotor Concept by Frua
1974 Chevrolet Corvette XP-895 Concept
1974 Ferrari CR25 Concept by Pininfarina
1974 Fiat 127 Village Concept by Bertone
1974 Fiat Abarth SE030 Concept by Pininfarina; the Lancia 037's predecessor. Only two were built, and one of them was used for rallying. Their whereabouts are unknown, but it's likely they were destroyed.
1974 Fiat Sapper X126 Softnose Concept
1974 Ford Coins Concept by Ghia
1974 Ford Mustang II Concept #1
1974 Ford Mustang II Concept #2
1974 Ford Mustang II Concept #3
1974 Ford Mustang II Concept #4
1974 Ford Mustang II Concept #5
There were five stunning designs for the second generation Ford Mustang. Instead, we're stuck with this.
Ugh. Anyway, please carry on. We're almost done here.
1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe Concept by ItalDesign
1974 Jaguar XJ12 PF Concept by Pininfarina
1974 Maserati 2+2 Coupe Concept by ItalDesign
1974 Maserati 124 Concept by ItalDesign
1974 Maserati Medici I Concept
1974 Maserati Quattroporte Concept by Bertone
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Methanol Antrieb (En: Drive) Concept; it runs on methanol. It's obvious, isn't it?
1974 Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Preproduction Prototype
1974 Mini Clubman SRV4 Concept
1974 Pontiac Banshee III Concept
1974 Porsche Coupe Stash Concept by Sbarro; it was based on a Porsche 911.
1974 Volkswagen Scirocco Concept by ItalDesign
I came across this stunning "concept car" only to discover it was a Photoshop job on a photo of a 70's Plymouth Roadrunner. I wish it was a real concept car. Oh well.
Thank you very much for viewing. Cheers!