Comments - 1960 Plymouth XNR Concept at RM Auctions Pebble Beach

Published: Aug 01, 2012
Description: American automakers were renowned for building outlandish concept cars in the 50s and 60s. Rarely do they ever come up for auction, but that's just what RM has in store for us at Pebble Beach thi...
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Cory Allen Aug 03, 2012
I really like the front end.
Justin Brest Aug 02, 2012
what a fun car that would be to have
Wyatt Gordon Aug 01, 2012
built by italians is another way of saying a door will fall off. joking i love italian cars
Description: The XNR was fitted with a 250-horsepower 2.8-liter OHV slant-six mated to a three-speed manual transmission and was said to be capable of hitting 150 mph - a high speed for its day. Cartoonish as it w...
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Abraham Mendoza Aug 02, 2012
I like this little car. Makes me wanna say "pew. pew."
Don Burch Aug 01, 2012
Brilliant, this will go for an absolute small fortune.....brilliant!
Jason Bartlett Aug 01, 2012
360 degree slant V6? Bud you make no sense.
Matty Michaels Aug 01, 2012
What's the benefit of a slant 6 over a straight or V6?
Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 01, 2012
@Phil, yep a slant 6 is not a V6 - and the photo in the article shows a slant 6.
James Deen Stevenson Aug 01, 2012
Actually I think it was hit in 69' with the Wing Cars
Jordan Jackson Aug 01, 2012
They should have produced this, I bet it would have been an American classic
Description: Local youths found it in a garage just 200 meters from his home, and desperate not to let it disappear again, Edde purchased the unique Plymouth and hid it for the duration of the Lebanese civil war....
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Joey Pena Aug 01, 2012
Smart guy though. Think about it, what is the most opposite place from the war-torn Middle East to restore a car like this? Canada! haha
Andrew McNeal Aug 01, 2012
Wish I could find old exotic cars worth more money than most people will ever see at one time in MY garage!
Ian Mackie Aug 02, 2012
That intake is pure sex
Abraham Mendoza Aug 02, 2012
Hmm I don't know Quinn, I think those old Challengers are better than looking than most cars out there. MOST cars.
Quinn Conner Aug 02, 2012
Basically saying nothing has changed. Current generation still has wild concepts, current gen original cars are easier to obtain.
Quinn Conner Aug 02, 2012
Janek and Andrew... You guys dating or something? Every car I mentioned you can purchase way easier then trying to find this concept. In terms of if you can afford it? Well you probably couldn't afford this concept neither when it came out.
Janak Solanki Aug 01, 2012
I agree Andrew, there are some really nice designs out there, but some of these older cars really knocked it out of the park in terms of design. You could see the passion in the lines of the car. Today so many cars just copy each other.
persianfa08 Aug 01, 2012
it's a monster for 50,s
Andrew McNeal Aug 01, 2012
Quinn, I was more referring to production cars that I could purchase at a local dealer. But you're right, we are seeing a lot more innovation than in the 90s-2000s.
Quinn Conner Aug 01, 2012
Really? Juke with GTR transplant, Audi rs6 wagon with turbo'ed lambo motor (recent article), Ariel atom is pretty original, Etc.. Plenty of passion is coming up in diffrent configurations from manufacturers
Andrew McNeal Aug 01, 2012
Janak, we have unfortunately lost people who are willing to say "let's try something completely new and crazy that's never been done". Nobody builds things just for the passion and challenge of building them anymore.
Quinn Conner Aug 01, 2012
Looks like a crooked Kirby character
Janak Solanki Aug 01, 2012
Hey that is pretty cool. Whatever happened to originality these days?
Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 06, 2012
@Colby, I think it is the angle of the photos. My theory is that in this photo from the point it starts to curve the chrome reflects the red paint and looks like it is not part of the chrome band.
Jordan Jackson Aug 02, 2012
... While on the cars you (jerrod) list they looked just right
Jordan Jackson Aug 02, 2012
I know the wings are part of the look everyone wanted at the time but they don't look (at least the style they went with) like they mesh with the rest of the car...
Justin Brest Aug 02, 2012
that's pretty cool!
Colby Church Aug 02, 2012
I would like to point out something. Look at the tips of the long chrome piece that runs along the back. The very ends are kind of chopped off and don't go all the way out, now flip over 2 pictures and look, then they are all the way stretched out.
Janak Solanki Aug 01, 2012
This looks amazing even by today's standards.
Andrew McNeal Aug 01, 2012
Yep, in the 50s and 60s people wanted cars that looked like they could blast off into space, and it was an awesome time for car design.
Jerrod Swenson Aug 01, 2012
Tone down the wings? This was the height of the "jet fighter" design. Check out the Cadillac Cyclone, Pininfarina Concept X, and Chevy Firebird I,II,III concepts.
Matt Greenlee Aug 01, 2012
i love the originality in this car.
Andrew McNeal Aug 01, 2012
One of the most beautiful things ever created. Would love to see someone produce this, even as a kit car or something.
Jordan Jackson Aug 01, 2012
Could have toned down on the wings a little, or just drop them completely
Dylan Knapp Aug 01, 2012
This looks simply amazing
Colby Church Aug 02, 2012
Yeah, this is a pretty clean design, I like it.
Janak Solanki Aug 01, 2012
Very sexy. This thing will snap heads anywhere!
Andrew McNeal Aug 01, 2012
I bet he thinks the Pontiac Aztek is a masterpiece of original design.
Trey Reilly Aug 01, 2012
This thing is ugly.
Jordan Jackson Aug 01, 2012
... When compared to the rest of the car I mean
Jordan Jackson Aug 01, 2012
I think they could have changed the front a little bit, it doesn't look like it fits on the car
Adam Wieland Aug 01, 2012
Wish that we could see radical concepts like these more now a days
Henz Herrero Aug 01, 2012
But then you get t boned and you become a headless hunchman..
Jordan Jackson Aug 01, 2012
That passenger seat cover is a good idea for a car like this
Jason Bartlett Aug 01, 2012
Wow those door panels are killer!
Abraham Mendoza Aug 02, 2012
Imagine this thing with a V8? Sweet Jesus....
Jason Bartlett Aug 01, 2012
Awesome mill right there. Indestructible ?