Direct from the estate of the Industrial Designer who worked for General Motors, Honda and a number of other U.S. and International Automobile, Truck and Motorcycle companies. At the time of his death he was still very active and was involved in the redesign of the Popemobile (yes, THE Pope) as well as developing what was to be (and may still, we do not have follow up information) a ground breaking Motorcycle engine being developed in Russia.
Of course his career as a well known designer did not stop with vehicles and he was/is well known in the advertising, furniture and audio world (most notably as the lead designer for Harman Kardon in their prime.
This is an extensive and one of a kind package that includes numerous drawings and presentation materials including a number signed by the Industrial Designer who often did his sketches and drawings on napkins and the back of other materials.
Though internally presented, this concept car is as of now not documented and this is the first time it is presented in any fashion to the general public.
Please see the pictures for the details of this lot that are too numerous to mention and do them justice with our brief descriptions. You will also receive a number of pieces not pictured due to size limitations picture wise.
Do not hesitate to bid on this lot if you are interested in automotive history or concept cars as you are not likely to ever be offered as rare a package at this price ever again.
From the Designers introductory information for the presentation to the board:
Anthropo-factors is a coined term
The necessity to coin such a term arose because the terms “human engineering” and “human factors” have somewhat lost their meaning by becoming collections of statistics and corporeal data.
Anthropo-factors which have succeeded to the possession of real meaning of human engineering and human factors refer simply to the orientation or cues that exist between a man and an object. The orientation or cues occur through sense perception, which is in itself commonly confused with psychic or emotive reactions.
Furthermore, in view of the concept of orientation or cues through sense perception, it would be erroneous to consider free forms which are merely complimentary to the human form as being well human-engineered -a common practice.
n XP-601 the designer, while bearing in mind the anthropo-factors or orientation or cues, has wrapped the car around the human being, while at the other hand retaining the common denominator of automobile.