Market Finds: These 5 Awesome Concept Cars Are on the Market

These 5 Awesome Concept Cars Are on the Market

By Petrolicious Productions
May 13, 2015
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Concept cars are not often what they seem to be. Usually, they’re just styling “mock-ups” of a finished vehicle, and don’t move under their own power. The ones that do are often engineered just well enough to move for photos, but not capable of keeping up with traffic.

We, however, have found a few concepts and near-concepts that could make a home in your garage.

The car: 1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet
Price: $390,000
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Seller’s info: Click here

Designed by Frank Kurtis, the legendary race car builder and built by Comet Industries, this all-aluminum one-off is a multiple show-winner and very attractive rarity.

The car: 1953 Fiat 8V Cabriolet by Vignale
Price: Auction
Location: Villa Erba, Italy
Seller’s info: Click here

The only Fiat 8V Cabriolet made, it’s important to think of this as a baby Shelby Cobra: after all, in its engine bay is a jewel-like 2.0-litre V8 engine! One of the most rare Fiats, this Vignale example was penned by Michelotti…and we’re at a loss for words.

The car: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Shooting Brake by Panther Westwinds
Price: Inquire
Location: Kensington, UK
Seller’s info: Click here

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Shooting Brake by Panther Westwinds The coolest Ferrari you’ve seen or a sacrilege? Built for the son of famed Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti by Panther Westwinds, it’s a unique take on one of Ferrari’s most-loved designs. We think it’s pretty slick.

The car: 1967 BMW-Glas 3000 V8 Fastback by Frua
Price: Auction
Location: Villa Erba, Italy
Seller’s info: Click here

Custom coachwork for this car, originally a Glas V8, was done after Glas had been acquired by BMW and it started putting its propeller badge on the nose. A little-known GT car, this custom-bodied example represents one of the last great eras for coachbuilding.

The car: 1955 Pininfarina X
Price: $595,000
Location: USA
Seller’s info: Click here

Wha–? Yes, the X: a running, driving look at what Pininfarina thought the family car of the future could look like. An extreme teardrop shape, complete with outlandish “cruciform” platform—one steering wheel up front, two outrigger wheels in the middle, and one driving wheel in the back. Yes, its wheels are arranged in the shape of a diamond! Said to run and drive, its 43 horsepower may not propel you to great speeds, but you’ll probably end up stopping traffic, anyway!

 

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, please let us know!

 

 

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in any of these cars, do your homework and research extensively before you buy.

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Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
7 years ago

Not a big fan of the Panther Daytona. I like rear end treatment but dislike the reworked front, especially that orange strip. Overall Felber’s shooting break conversion of a 365GTC/4 was more successful IMO. http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/zub09ehp1.jpg

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
7 years ago

The Panther Westwinds 365GTB/4 ‘ Shooting Brake ‘ is definitely a polarizing Love it or Hate it design . Personally , being the irreverent fellow that I am ? I love it . Almost as much as the original . And that FIAT 8V . What a spectacular little gem !