American Motors Corporation (AMC) passed up a golden opportunity with the 1977 AMC Concept 80 AM Van. Looking almost production-ready, the AMC Concept 80 AM Van had a ton of accolades from dealers and, in many ways, predicted the minivan and small worker van rising in the United States. They should
The 1963 Studebaker-Westinghouse Pickup Truck Concept was simple and inexpensive compact runabout with an 8-foot bed. It also represented one of the last vehicles to be designed by Studebaker before they closed their doors for good. Studebaker did build several trucks in its time, but it was never the main emphasis for the
The Kaiser-Willys Jeep Wide-Trac concept was built to be an affordable, easy to assemble all-terrain truck that was inexpensive for third-world countries. It may have been under consideration by the United States Army, although that's based on hearsay. It has an all-aluminum body and what appears to be an angle-iron-built front
The Volkswagen AAC (Advance Activity Vehicle) was a design study based on the Volkswagen Concept D, (which became the Volkswagen Touareg) converted into a car-unibody-based pickup. It had a 313 horsepower, twin turbocharged V10 TDI diesel engine that produced around 553 lb-ft of torque. Impressive numbers, even by today's standards.