Plymouth XNR concept hits the auction block [Video/Photo Gallery]July 30, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
Next month in Monterey, Calif, RM auctions will be hammering the 1960 Plymouth XNR. The unique and rare car was designed by Virgil Exner, the head and brains at Chrysler. The car comes with a six-cylinder engine that zooms past at a top speed of 150mph with a little help from the 250 hp. Even with the looks and the power, it failed to impress the top guns and hence never went into production.
The car returned to it’s birthplace Carrozzeria Ghia in Italy. From there on many owners had it in the 1960’s and finally graced the Shah of Iran’s garage. The shah sold it and then it disappeared, and wasn’t found until car collector Karim Edde discovered the car in a hidden underground garage in Beirut, Lebanon. He bought the car but then a civil war started and he had to keep the car moving from one safe house to another.
When it all ended 20 years later, Edde wanted the car to be restored, but since it was a one-off concept car, spare parts were not available. So, whatever they could not find they fabricated it and now you can see a full functional beautiful concept car.
RM doesn’t flaunt a price tag as of now, but they just hope that whoever buys it next keeps the legacy intact.