Chevrolet Corvair Testudo (Bertone) (1963)
Based on the Chevrolet Corvair, the Testudo was the quintessential style of global automotive design for many years to come.
The author of this car is Giorgetto Giugiaro, the founder of the Italdesign studio, who at that time was the chief designer of Bertone. Many consider the Corvair Testudo to be one of Giugiaro’s first “true” masterpieces.
The car did not have doors – the entire “lantern” of the cabin leaned back entirely, like an airplane, providing access to the cabin for both the driver and the passenger. Another interesting feature is the raised (but not “hidden” headlights). Three years later, the same solution, by the way, debuted on the Lamborghini Miura.