I was reading Autoweek Magazine today and ran across a short article with the picture below.
Thinking it was a late 60’s Vette, I started to skip the article. Not that I don’t like late 60’s/early 70’s Vettes, I’ve just read a lot about them and their history already. Something made me do a double-take, though, and I ended up reading the article. This is the 1964 Ponitac Banshee concept car. John DeLorean, then head of Pontiac, championed this car which was apparently shot down by GM brass because they were afraid it would take too much market share from the Corvette. Ya think?
Just for reference, here’s a picture of the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette.
See the family resemblence?
To be fair, it looks like Pontiac stole a bunch of design cues from the ‘68 Vette which was already on the drawing table. But four years earlier and, at least in concept form, a little slicker, too. Only two were built. How sad.
Learn sumthin’ new every day.