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1974 Michelotti Lem Electric Concept

The Lem (Laboratorio Elettrico Mobile) was introduced at the 1974 Geneva Auto Show. Designed by an Italian journalist, Gianni Rogliatti, the Lem seated two people, had two large gull-wing doors and was intended for use in urban cities. A monocoque in aluminum sheets glued and riveted, a chopper controls the engine, 48 volt lead batteries. With an ample glass area and a striking yellow (later orange) paint finish, the Lem had partially-movable windows, with the rest of the glass fixed.

Source: "Dream, cars of the future since 1950" exposition, Turin, 2008; Concept Car Central

Images: Concept Car Central; Damiano Garro