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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by metalshapes, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. metalshapes
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    I've posted about some of the earlyer cars before, and how they tied in to the Detroit Concept Cars.

    But because of Ryan's post about the Rondine Corvette, I thought I'd post a couple of the later ones.

    For a while, the styles got really angular.
    Before the windtunnels rounded everything off again...

    Corvette ( Peninfarina )
    Jaguar Etype Perana ( ( Bertone )
    Lancia Stratos ( Bertone )
     

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  2. metalshapes
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    Alfa Romeo Carabo ( Bertone )
    Lamborghini Countach ( Bertone )
    Ferrari Modulo ( Peninfarina )
     

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  3. metalshapes
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    And my all time favorite.

    The Alfa Romeo Scarabeo ( Osi )

    I might have to build something like that, someday...
     

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  4. metalshapes
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    Two more American Cars...

    Cadillac Jaqueline ( Peninfarina )
    Ford Mustang ( Bertone )
     

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  5. SinisterCustom
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    Never did like any Bertone designs...with exception to the Countach and Miura.
     
  6. Jeem
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    Alex, you and my Dad seriously, need to shoot the shit someday. THIS car is right up his alley.

    He also had a couple of VW powered Fiats one of 'em used the Fiat trans.
     
  7. metalshapes
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    Cool...:)
     
  8. Gotgas
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    [​IMG]

    The Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica concepts were... interesting.
     
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    ...
     

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  10. 2"
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    Great of you to bring it up Alex. I myself am very interested in this kind of modification. It is nice to see coachworking being brought along the ride as automotive transportation evolves.

    Maybe some of you are sitting on pictures of similar era Zagato cars?
     
  11. metalshapes
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    I have some pics of earlyer style Zagato's.

    The Alfa Romeo TZ1 ( to me, one of the most beautifull racecars ever built )
     

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  12. metalshapes
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    And the Fiat Abarth Double Bubble.

    The in progress pics are off a Abarth Zagato I'm restoring for a buddy right now...
    I'm still working on the Steel underside
    ( which is modified Fiat 600, so that part isn't really too interesting to post about on the HAMB
    But when I start shaping the aluminum panels for the body itself, I'll put up some pics...)

    The TZ1 and Abarth weren't really Concept Cars, though.
    They were racing Sports Cars, modified from production cars.
     

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  13. The Bertone Mustang sure looks like a certain Maserati......
     
  14. 2"
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    That is one beautiful machine. Can't help but notice and love the aesthetic beauty of a racecar. Reminicent of the work Zagato did for Abarth also.

    Here is a sketch of the car I took from the Zagato gallery
     

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  15. metalshapes
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    Cant think of which Maserati that is...
    Maybe the Ghibli?

    It kinda sorta looks like the Osi Ford 20M, though.
     

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  16. metalshapes
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    Talking about Osi...

    How about this one.

    The Osi Silverfox.

    Not the prettyest thing ever built, but pretty wild...
     

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  17. Hyfire
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    No... No... No....

    Buy American (American Motors)!

    [​IMG]

    AMC AMX/3... American Designed, Italian Built.

    Hyfire
     
  18. Bdamfino
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    Can anyone post a pic of one of my favorite cars, the Lamborghini Marzal?
     
  19. Turbo442
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    What about the AMX2?
    BTW I do love the AMX coupes.
     

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    Another view
     

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  21. One of Dick Teagues best.

     
  22. 2"
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    That AMX looks good, dig the quarter panel styling. Flows very well.

    What year was it first shown?

    Here are the Lamborghini pictures requested earlier.
     

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  23. Here are a couple more concepts. Some are new ones from Pininfarina, and Zagato. The little Alfa was a design study by one of the Italian car design schools. The 'flat' Maserari is the Birdcage concept, totally awful, but interesting. The older ones are the Lamborghini Prototype, Maserati Boomerang, and Serrinissima Jet. And another of that Vette.
     

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  24. I was thinking mid sixties 3500 GT
     
  25. Hyfire
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    The AMX/3 was 1970...

    Biscuit... I have always loved Teague's AMX/GT, which looked like a chopped Gremlin. He had a good eye (Amc guys will get that joke).

    Hyfire
     
  26. pimpin paint
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    Hey metalshapes,

    I beleve you'll find that Osi's main designer was none other than
    Mr. Tom Tjaarda, the same guy who penned the Corvette of
    Ryan's post.
    Zagoto's "double bubble" was though of as a styling touch by
    some, but was really used to inpart strength to very thin sheet-
    metal panels(thinner panels= less weight) in Zagoto built racing
    bodies.

    Swankey devils c.C.

    "The one thing all nations share is the fear that a member of the
    family will want to be an artist"
    -Robert Frost-
     
  27. metalshapes
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    I did not know that.

    But, looking at them, it doesn't surprise me either...
     
  28. metalshapes
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    Pimpin Paint's post made me look around on Tom Tjaarda's site a bit more.
    It lists Francis Lombardi in Vercelli.
    Was this because he designed for him?

    I used to own a Lombardi Grand Prix
    ( funny thing, I didnt feel like digging through my albums to scan a pic, so I followed the Lombardi link, and found my old car...
    Still has my decal on the back...)

    I thought it was designed by Giorgetto Guigaro, but I never found enough info to be sure.
     

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  29. 50Fraud
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    Zagato bodied Fiat 8V. This car has a cool story.
     

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  30. fiat128
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    I've got a bunch of Italian car body industry magazines from the 60's & 70's called "Style Auto"with a bunch of this stuff in there. If I can get the time, I'll scan some of it. Pretty wild one offs in them.
     

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