Welcome to the second part of The Forgotten Concept Cars of the 70's! 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. There are photos of concept cars from 1975 to 1979. Go right here for Part 1, which includes photos of concept cars from 1970 to 1974. Enjoy!
1975 Alfa Romeo Eagle Spider Concept by Pininfarina
1975 BMW 3 Litri Coupe Concept by Frua
1975 Fiat 130 Maremma Concept
1975 Fiat 130 Opera Concept by Pininfarina
1975 Fiat Visitors Bus Concept by Bertone
1975 Ford Torin GT Concept; well, what's left of it.
1975 Ford Urban Car Concept by Ghia
1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Concept by Bertone
1975 Nissan AD-1 Concept
1975 Nissan GR-1 Concept
1975 Opel GT2 Concept by Ghia
1975 Opel GTW Geneve Concept
1975 Plymouth Barracuda Concept #1
1975 Plymouth Barracuda Concept #2
1975 Plymouth Barracuda Concept #3
1975 Plymouth Barracuda Concept #4
1975 Plymouth Barracuda Concept #5
1975 Plymouth Barracuda Concept #6
1975 Plymouth Barracuda Concept #7
There were seven stunning designs for the next generation Barracuda. Instead, we got...
Thanks, Chrysler! Anyway, carry on.
1975 Porsche 908/04 Turbo Prototype; it had a turbocharged 2.1L flat 6 engine, but it never raced. Other than that, there isn't much information on it.
1975 Rover SD1 Estate Concept
1975 VAZ 2121 Niva Preproduction Prototype; it went into production in 1977. Ja, that's how long it's been around.
1975 Volkswagen Chicco Concept; it's a surprisingly good looking VW at that time.
1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo Concept by Bertone; it was based on an Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.
1976 Alfa Romeo New York Taxi Concept by ItalDesign; it was based on an Alfa Romeo F12 Van.
1976 BMW Karmann Asso di Quadri Concept by ItalDesign; it was based on a BMW 320i.
1976 Chevrolet XP-882 Concept
1976 Colani L'Aiglon Concept; it was designed and built in-house. It had parts from a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and an Opel GT, and it was originally painted white.
1976 Ferrari Rainbow Concept by Bertone; it was based on a Ferrari 308 GTB. It's unknown if Ferrari and/or Bertone supported equal rights at that time, heh.
1976 Fiat City Car Concept by Michelotti (electric vehicle)
1976 Ford Corrida Concept by Ghia
1976 Ford Prima Concept by Ghia
1976 Maserati Medici II Concept
1976 Peugeot Peugette Concept by Pininfarina; this is my son's favourite. "Daddy, that car looks like a toy," he commented.
1976 VAZ 2801 Preproduction Prototype; according to a commenter, it's probably an electric vehicle.
1976 Volkswagen Turbo Polo Concept by Colani; bizarrely, it was based on a Volkswagen Polo.
1976 Volvo Electric Prototype (electric vehicle); the original eco-friendly Hipster Mobile with a real hippie inside. I don't know you anymore, Prius. Get out.
1977 AMC AM Van Concept; who doesn't love these wheels?
1977 AMC Concept 1 Concept
1977 AMC Electron Concept (electric vehicle)
1977 Ford Megastar I Concept by Ghia
1977 Jaguar Ascot Concept by Bertone; it was based on a Jaguar XJ-S.
1977 Jeep 2 Concept
1977 Lamborghini Cheetah Concept; it later evolved into the Lamborghini LM002, which went into limited production in 1988.
1977 Pontiac Phantom Concept
1977 Reliant FW11 Concept
1977 Toyota CAL-1 Concept; ja, Toyota tried to bring back the pop-out decking seats. The rear windscreen is opened into a wind deflector for the rear seat passengers. Despite the fact it was designed in California, USA, it was a RHD (right hand drive) car.
1977 Toyota Sports 800 Gas Turbine Hybrid Concept; it's a little, uh, outdated for a concept car because its production counterpart went out of production in 1969.
1977 Volvo New York Taxi Concept
1978 Bedford Long Haul Concept
1978 Cadillac Francesco Zefferino Concept by Sbarro; it's probably a hearse.
1978 Chevrolet Corvette America Concept by California Custom Coach; it went into limited production in 1980. 4-door Corvette, anyone?
1978 Coggiola Janus Concept; it was designed and built in-house.
1978 Colani New RS Sportscar Concept; it was designed and built in-house. I wonder what it's like driving that thing.
1978 DOME Zero Concept; it was planned to go into limited production, but DOME failed to get an approval for road use and scrapped the plans.
1978 Fiat Ecos Concept by Pininfarina
1978 Fiat Truck 2001 Concept by Colani
1978 Ford Ford Fiesta Fantasy Concept
1978 Ford GT80 Concept by Colani; it was designed and built in-house. Only 3 examples were built. It is evident that Luigi Colani hates straight lines.
1978 Ford Megastar II Concept by Ghia
1978 Globe Union Endura Prototype (electric vehicle)
1978 Jaguar XJ Spider Concept by Pininfarina
1978 Lamborghini Faena Concept by Frua
1978 Lancia Gamma Spider Concept by Pininfarina
1978 Lancia M8 Concept by ItalDesign
1978 Lancia Megagamma Concept by ItalDesign
1978 Lancia Stratos Sibilo Concept by Bertone
1978 Mercedes-Benz C111 III Concept
1978 Pininfarina CNR (It: Consiglio Nazionale Ricerca, En: National Research Council) Concept
1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Type K Concept by Pininfarina; according to a commenter, only two examples were built, but the one pictured is the only survivor.
1978 Sbarro Windhawk Concept; it was designed and built in-house.
1978 Sbarro Windhound Concept; it was designed and built in-house.
1978 Vauxhall Equus Concept
1979 Ford Bronco Concept
1979 Ford Fiesta Tuareg Concept
1979 Ford Mustang IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) Concept
1979 Ford Navarre Concept by Bertone
1979 Ford Probe I Concept by Ghia
1979 Isuzu Asso di Fiori Concept by ItalDesign; ja, you read that correct, it's an Isuzu. I thought it was an Audi too.
1979 Jeep Jeepster 2 Concept
1979 Mercedes-Benz 230 Methanol Antrieb (En: Drive) Concept; it runs on methanol.
1979 Mercedes-Benz CW311 Concept by Isdera
1979 Mercedes-Benz Sea Ranger Concept by Colani; it was based on an Unimog.
1979 Mitsubishi Pajero II Concept
1979 Toyota CX-80 Concept
1979 Toyota Family Wagon Concept; this is the only photo of it I can find. Click here for a bigger photo.
1979 Vanden Plas 1500 Concept
1979 Volkswagen Type 2 T3 Concept; the front is nicer than its production counterpart.
1979 Volvo Tundra Concept by Bertone
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