While the concept curry is by nature almost all interesting, some stand out a little more than others – like this 1977 AM Van Concept.
Part of a series of concept cars called the Concept 80 for AMKthe series was conceived by Chairman Roy Chapin Jr. to address Americans ’growing desire for small, fuel-efficient vehicles that offer style and comfort.
The design department of AMC is headed by Richard Teague – the creator with AMX, Javelin, Jeep Cherokee and others – have developed six concept cars that have toured America. The Concept 80 included compact hatchbacks, a reduced Jeep, a tiny electric car and an AM Van, which, according to many exit polls, was the most popular of them.
The design was designed to show the aesthetics of the oil car, which I think separates its proportions from the comics Meers of Maine. The large wide wheels hint at the all-wheel drive that this car was supposed to get, and the shiny chrome exhaust pipes and the inscription “Turbo” hint at the powerful but efficient engine that was supposed to propel it.
However, as a concept car, it did not get many of these features. It was a buck with a wooden frame with a fiberglass body, no transmission or working doors, and not much to say about the interior, so you won’t be racing down the street if you decide to buy this piece of history. The concept may not have been implemented, but it has been presented at several museums in recent years, including the Gilmore Museum and the Kenosha County Historical Society.
He is believed to be one of a kind, and the entire time he is at the show means he is in pretty good shape given his age. Photo from the auction house, RM Sotheby’showever, show some cracks in the fiberglass. The car will be sold at the Sand Lots auction in Highland Park, Illinois, which will take place from May 25 to June 1.
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