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Dream Cars Expanding The Imagination

. . . [We] dream of cars that will float and fly, or run on energy from a laser beam, or travel close to the ground without wheels. Such research may border on the fantastic, but so did the idea of a carriage going about the country without a horse.

—The Ford Book of Styling, 1963

Concept cars, or “dream cars” are the prototypes that were never intended for mass production, but instead to inspire future possibilities and to push the limits of automotive design. From the horseless carriage to the modern automobile today,  automobiles have evolved to be highly functional objects that are almost inseparable from the modern era. This list of dream cars was chosen from hundreds of concept cars between 1932 and the present day, and are sure to expand the imagination of what’s possible in todays’ design.

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Norman Timbs Special, 1947

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Stout Scarab, 1936

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Edsel Ford Model 40 Special Speedster, 1934

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Chrysler Thunderbolt, 1941

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Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X “Gilda,” 1955

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Paul Arzens L’Œuf électrique, 1942

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General Motors Le Sabre XP-8, 1951

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Buick Centurion XP-301, 1956

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Syd Mead

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Pininfarina (Ferrari) Modulo, 1970

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Lancia (Bertone) Stratos HF Zero, 1970

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General Motors Firebird XP-21, 1953

via High Museum of Art

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