Aston Martin Atom prototype, 1939. One of the first fully functional concept cars, the Atom had an aluminium body over a tubular steel frame. Originally fitted with a 1.6 litre engine it was upgraded to a 2 litre after the war in 1944. Apparently, it was after driving the Atom in 1947 that David Brown decided to buy the Aston Martin company
walking home some guy bumps into me and starts talking shit to my face about how aluminum is the best metal. i tried to explain that iron is actually the best metal, but he started throwing around words like “rust” and i lost it. punched him right in his aluminum loving face. i hate aluminum so much.
Willys Jeepster Coupé Concept, 1948. An aluminium hardtop coupe prototype built by the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) as a proposal for Willys who were considering ways to diversify their Jeep range, having successfully launched the Jeep station wagon in 1946