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Top 10 American concept cars of the 1960s.

The Gyron was incredibly eccentric, making it impossible not to like. The Gyron was equipped with only two seats, and two wheels, and relied on a gyroscopic device to ensure stability. 

10. Ford Gyron 

The Runabout, a tiny, three-wheeled vehicle, was exhibited at the 1964 General Motors Futurama display. It was specifically built for shopping and short-distance transportation purposes. 

9. 1964 GM Runabout 

Those eccentric individuals from Ford. The Seattle-ite XXI, constructed for the Seattle World's Fair, had a six-wheel design with dual axles in the front.  

8. 1962 Ford Seattle-ite XXI
 

The distinguishing feature of this spacious sedan was its doors. There was a single spacious door on the passenger side that operated by sliding, similar to the doors used in contemporary minivans. 

7. 1969 Chrysler Concept 70X
 

Chrysler manufactured a total of 50 of these cars and then distributed them to private individuals for use on public highways. The automobiles were propelled by gas turbine engines similar to those used in aviation. 

6. 1961-62 Chrysler Turbine
 

The Monza is a modified version of the Chevrolet Corvair, including a European exotic-car body. It is available in two variations, namely the SS and GT. The GT featured a canopy-style roof that pivoted forward, allowing easy entry to the passenger compartment. 

5. 1966 Corvair Monza 

Between the years 1967 and 1969, General Motors developed several different designs for Astro. Each was a sports automobile with a low-slung design. 1967 saw the unveiling of both the Astro I and II.  

4. 1967 and 1969 Astro 

Even though it was not as aesthetically pleasing as the succeeding 1962 Cougar 406, 1963 Cougar II, or 1965 XP Bordinat Cobra, the 1962 Mustang idea was more significant. 

3. 1962 Ford Mustang
 

I find it fascinating that the name of this automobile, XNR, was derived from the consonants of the last name of Virgil Exner, who is the genius design director for Chrysler Company!  

2. 1960 Plymouth XNR 

During the middle of the 1960s, Chevrolet developed two different Mako Shark ideas. Every one of them was essentially a redesigned Corvette. 

1. 1965 Chevrolet Mako Shark 

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