1973 Chevrolet Aerovette

The mid-engine Aerovette began as concept to showcase GM's newly acquired rotary engine technology. Bill Mitchell's design team gave the car a bold almond shape, bi-fold gullwing doors and a clear large rear window over the engine compartment to show off the experimental four-rotor engine. It was exhibited as the Four-Rotor Corvette with sterling silver paint and a silver leather interior. After GM abandoned its rotary engine program, Bill Mitchell gave the car a new life by replacing that engine with a small-block Chevrolet V8 and christening the stunning and dramatic design as the Aerovette.