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Cool look, unusual doorways.

Chrysler Concept 70X
Chrysler Idea 70X

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts That is an installment in a sequence of posts wanting again on present automobiles that we really feel deserved slightly extra consideration than they bought. If in case you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Idea subject, please shoot us a line or go away a remark under.

Chrysler Idea 70X

First Proven: 1969 Chicago Auto Present

Description: Massive-car design train

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Chrysler Concept 70X
Idea 70X


First seen on the 1969 Chicago Auto Present, the Chrysler Idea 70X was a large-car design train most notable for having two doorways on the motive force’s aspect, and only one door on the passenger aspect. The idea included components of Chrysler’s new “fuselage” design language, and although Chrysler by no means made this clear, was virtually actually constructed on the maker’s C-Physique large-car structure. The press launch referred to as the Idea 70X a “an concept automobile,” and referred to it as two ideas in a single.

The odd door association was made considerably odder by how they opened. Just like these discovered on fashionable minivans, the Idea 70X’s doorways open by sliding to the aspect. The passenger-side door opened to the entrance of the automobile, whereas the motive force’s aspect entrance door opened ahead, and the again door rearward.

An fascinating technical characteristic of the 70X was its sonar-based rear- and blind-spot detection system. If a car got here inside 50 ft of the 70X, a light-weight appeared on the within rear-view mirror.

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Chrysler Concept 70X
Idea 70X

CG Says:

Love the look, query the utility. Whereas the sonar-detection system was an impressed harbinger of contemporary obstacle-detection techniques, the door association was odd, and I’m fairly positive it was seen as odd again then, too. Nice wanting automobile, and I’m form of stunned it isn’t higher remembered.

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