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.Source - Chrysler
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]
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Nine rare and important Chrysler Concept Cars from the forties, fifties and sixties will be presented together for the first time at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours dElegance on March 9, 2014.