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1960 Plymouth XNR Concept

This wedge-shaped 1960 show car, named after Chrysler design chief Virgil Exner, was one of the striking 'idea cars' of this era. It featured a grille frame that doubled as its front bumpers and had an asymmetrical design in which a hood air scoop began above the grille and tapered back to become the housing of the instrument cluster; then the driver's padded headrest flowed to the rear as a single fin.

Other features included a leather-covered glove box that doubled as a camera case, and a passenger seat set lower than that driver's seta, equipped with a separate removable panel. In closed course tests, its 200 hp six-cylinder engine pushed the car to over 140 mph.

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1960 Plymouth XNR Concept vehicle information

Roadster
Coachwork: Ghia
Designer: Exner

This concept car was built in 1959 by Ghia and was presented in 1960 as Virgil Exner's dream for a sports roadster. The red XNR, designed by Virgil M. Exner, was powered by a 170 Slant-Six engine prepared to NASCAR specs, which pumped out 250 horsepo....[continue reading]

Roadster by Ghia
 


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