Most recently the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 fetched an all-time record at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a winning bid of $3,240,000 (including bidder's fees). This General Motors concept car generated a lot of interest followed by a fierce bidding war to become one of the highest selling cars ever at a Barrett-Jackson auction.
The Oldsmobile F-88 is considered to be one of the most significant concept cars ever created by General Motors. As a rule, Concept cars, including design plans and specifications were destroyed, once introduced to the public in shows like GM's Motorama Shows.
The Oldsmobile F-88 was considered superior to the Corvette and Thunderbird of its time. The F-88 boasted a robust V8 engine coupled to a 4 speed hydromatic transmission mounted in a light weight chasis. If featured full power windows and locks and unique forward looking style. The spare tire was hidden in the rear bumper to enhance styling and improve safety while providing easy access. Just one of many design innovations introduced on the Oldsmobile F-88.
It is not our aim to present a complete list, or even a comprehensive coverage of particular brands and car shows (there is enough material of this nature available on the web). What we want to do instead, is to celebrate the daring and esthetic value of the most fascinating and unusual concept automobiles - give you shapes and curves to brighten up your day, and to make you say "Wow, what a cool concept!" a couple of times.
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