Days Of Future Past: The Most Stunning Vintage Concept Cars

Yesteryear has never looked so cool.
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Yesteryear has never looked so cool.

Concept cars have always been the ultimate tease.

"Here's a beautiful car we made! But you'll probably never be able to buy one."

It's the worst. Back in the day, automakers around the world were developing some of the most insanely impressive concept cars that look like something out of the distant future. Decades later, we might have electric vehicles on the road and self-driving cars around the corner, but nothing as wildly designed as these.

Here's a roundup of the most impressive vintage concept cars from yesteryear. Which one is your favorite?

GM Firebird III

Volkswagen-Porsche Tapiro

Lamborghini Marzal

Bertone Stratos Zero

GM Roundabout

Toyota Proto

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 1 Coupé

Ford X-2000

Plymouth XNR

Alfa Romeo Scarabeo 

Toyota Publica Sports

Aston Martin Bulldog

BMW Turbo

Vector W2 Twin Turbo

Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000

GM Firebird II

Alfa Romeo C52 'Disco Volante'


Cadillac Cyclone

Pontiac XP-21 Firebird

Ford Atmos FX

Toyota EX-III