The Encyclopedia of Obscure Concept and Show Cars Part Three…

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The Encyclopedia of Obscure Concept and Cars: Part Three – to Mercury

Continuing with our at long forgotten (and not so long forgotten, but forgotten the same) concept and show from the major automobile One, Acura to Chevrolet, is . Part two, Chrysler to is here .

Sure, once you see it, the SSM (Sports Study Model), shown at the Tokyo show in and styled by Pininfarina, was obviously the for what became the S2000 The question is do S2000 fans remember the SSM?

Try and see if you can recall the Triant from 2003.

recycled the Jeepster name for 1998 concept, which you may remember.

Quite a number of cast model companies and including Maisto , Hot Wheels  and Tonka  have produced and models of the Jeepster. If you’re a of Generation Y, you may just remember the

Along with the Jeepster, the concept from 2000 list of Jeep’s top 25 concept  (not included on the list the very cool Mighty FC “forward control” truck and the pickup concepts from year). Jeep does have a history of cool but I wouldn’t call the Varsity as as the twin Hemi powered Hurricane could turn on its own axis.

I know if the 1969 Jeep concept is what convinced Motors to buy Jeep from the following year, or not. had been buying AMC engines for a and when they decided to their own version of a muscle with a custom fiberglass on a CJ-5 chassis, they in an AMC 360 cubic inch V8.

The XJ-001 is notable in Jeep history as it one of the earliest full-time four drive systems, which called ”Quadritrac”. That would into Quadra Trac the system was first offered for in 1973.

I can’t imagine where Kaiser got the idea to name 1951 concept the “Safari”. though, I’m pretty sure got the idea to use fur and zebra skins the Cadillac Debutante the year The car companies were lucky was no PETA then.

When I saw photo of this Lincoln from 1988, I said, a cool car”. Lincoln has a of making concept cars years later, enthusiasts “now that’s a car that should have made”.

I saw what they named it. In alternate universe is the brand associated with the word If it had gone into production, they have gotten Trejo to do their ads?

Now Morgan has brought back the Wheeler, with the blessings of Baruth. and is about to introduce the Slingshot trike, perhaps Mercedes-Benz put the F300 Life Jet leanable concept from 1998 production. I wonder if they any royalties to Fritz Fend ‘s

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The Mercury brand had some show cars. Perhaps if of them had gone into the brand might still be with us today. The MC4 concept was on a 1996 Thunderbird (Sajeev note). The car’s designer, the John Hartnell, gave it … doors and de Tomaso style rear center-opening (with integral taillights). combination alone should made it a memorable concept car but can be fickle.

When Ford off some of their corporate of concept cars in 2002 to money for charity and celebrate the pre-sale estimate on the MC4 was $60,000-$120,000 no reserve. It was hammered off at $645,500. the highest sale price at auction You may not remember it, but someone did. I bet his wife remembers the too.

The Mercury Messenger wowed the in 2003, so it’s not really obscure, but does anyone that Mercury dealers have known what to do a sporty two seater? It was supposed to be new brand look, which until the Messenger was retired the show circuit.

A great car but is there anything about it says “Mercury”? Part of the is the name. Who calls a two seat coupe with a V8 engine the For gosh sakes, this was a that made cars the Eliminator and the Marauder. Lincoln a Machete and Mercury shows a Boy, Ford really got its messed up before Mulally things around. Besides, the was based on the Mustang, they have called it the Cougar.

memorable was the Mercury Mystique, suppository shaped minivan.

Before there was Ford there was the Mercury One, a project of Mazda and Mercury.

the name Mercury Palomar quite right. I know an observatory on Mount Palomar and is indeed an astronomical body, but the car is named after the god, not the so you end up with a car that’s actually after a god and a mountain, not a planet and and as the marketers guessed. The inspiration for the name was obviously the retractable just like an observatory The inspiration for the roof itself South Bend, not outer Well, sort of. In 1959, Stevens, who would later the similarly featured Wagonaire and Studebakers, designed three cars called the Scimitar for Matheson Chemical Corp. to the functional and decorative use of aluminum. One of the was a station wagon with a roof that let you carry items. The retractable roofed is one of those ideas that up from time to time on and production vehicles most with the 2004 GMC Envoy

Ronnie Schreiber edits  In Depth . a realistic perspective on car culture and the original 3D car site. If you this post worthwhile, you can dig at Cars In Depth. If the 3D thing you out, don’t worry, all the and video players in use at the site mono options. Thanks – RJS

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