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Welcome to the Paleofuture blog, where we explore past visions of the future. From flying cars and jetpacks to utopias and dystopias.

GM's Three-Wheeled Runabout (1966)

GM's Three-Wheeled Runabout (1966)

The 1966 book Automobiles of the Future features these images of General Motor's Runabout concept car. Besides having three wheels it also features a built-in shopping cart that slides out of the trunk:

Two views of the GM three-wheeled Runabout. This car of tomorrow is fitted with two shopping carts that make up the car's trunk area. The experimental design has been operated with all-electronic controls in proving ground tests.

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The Tomorrowland That Never Was (1965)

The Tomorrowland That Never Was (1965)

Fuller's Traveling Cartridge (circa 1960s)