We’re a little bit obsessed with concept cars from the latter end of the sixties, as close readers will realise. There was something beautifully outlandish in the imagineering of car designers between 1965 and 1975 – and when you throw the Japanese aesthetic into the mix it goes bonkers.

Sure, the cultural threads of the decade when psychedelia took hold of the creative industries were just as prevalant in the far east – but what you had also in Japan was a flowering of the economic miracle that saw industry imitate, then better the vast excesses of Americana.

In many of the concepts from the seventies you can see the European influence too – with wedge-like profiles, sleekly raked pillars and sporty composure even more visible than the gravitational pull of Detroit.

Inspiration from Japanese Car Blog.