Retrofuturism is a look back on what previous generations thought the future would be like, and it's almost always a fascinating look back into humanity's past. Check out some of our favorite retrofuturistic vehicles that weren't exactly what the cars of the future ended up looking like, but were really cool anyway!
The Futuristic Lorry
Not exactly what semi trucks ended up looking like, but it's pretty cool nonetheless!
The Davis D-2 Divan
Interesting — there are no three-wheeled, boat-shaped space cars on the road these days? Who would've guessed?
This Buckminster Fuller creation looks like something from the Jetsons!
A 1939 Delahaye 165 M Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet
A bit more on the retro end of retro-futuristic, but isn't it funny to imagine a world in which people would drive these around today?
The 1969 Volvo Raketen Concept
Bizarre, but in some ways not as far off as some of the others on this list, no?
1959 GM Firebird III Concept
Depending on how you count, it boasts either seven or nine fins!
1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo Concept
Given that the front wheels are covered, we're a little confused as to how this car would even turn… But it's cool!
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The Flying Car From Back To The Future 2
This movie was set in 2015, so… juuuuuuust a bit off.
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The 1980 Citroen Karin
This is among the oddest concepts we've ever seen, and that is no small feat.
1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo Concept
This one isn't actually too dissimilar from several Lamborghini or Ferrari ideas from a few years later, eh?
1930’s Mercedes Grand Prix Prototype
Weird! This racer concept appears to draw some inspiration from a combination of science fiction and stingrays. We wonder what held it back!
The 1958 Simca Fulgur
Wait, this is actually just a Jetsons car, right?
This Chrysler Turbine Car Concept
What's weirder, the car or their imagination of a futuristic shopping cart?