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rgallatin
07-06-2016, 08:34 AM
An indulgence in high class ugliness that bears the Lancia name and “Loraymo” a jumble of letters from the designer’s own’s name.


Loraymo at the Lancia Museum (http://www.theavanti.net/loraymo.html)

Loraymo in Mechanic Illustrated (http://www.theavanti.net/lancia_mechsillus.html)

wlfrench
07-06-2016, 09:35 AM
I agree its fugly.

Scott
07-06-2016, 10:45 AM
Did you know that a diecast model was even produced?
http://www.modelly.com/modelcars/members/m3d1an/norev/lancia-loraymo-o31/

I've always wondered how some really bizarre cars get models, when it's so hard to find one of many kinds of well known Studebakers.

showbizkid
07-06-2016, 10:45 AM
Very Italian - very European-sleek for the time, tho. See it through the lens of the late '50s.

8E45E
07-06-2016, 01:02 PM
More here----------> http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?30531-Chris-other-Eye-Candy-1-24-Prototype-Avantis

Craig

jclary
07-06-2016, 02:27 PM
As we have seen, by examples of drawings, prototype clay models, and various "mock-ups," designers are artists, naturally, push the envelope of aesthetic limits. Through the years, I have seen various personal custom autos of designers. Some are classy, and others, absurd to hideous.

I have always wanted to see some of the meeting minutes, between designers, bean counters, and production workers. The designers/artist, arguing for their "artistic expression," the bean counters arguing for monetary restraint, and the production folks arguing what was physically, and technologically, possible, with tooling, and "line speed," to make the production time limits.

I bet that just about everyone of those meetings, ended up with many of the various department heads, leaving upset about something.

swvalcon
07-06-2016, 03:24 PM
Looks a lot like a avanti good thing he got it right the second time around.

GrumpyOne
07-06-2016, 10:58 PM
An indulgence in high class ugliness that bears the Lancia name and “Loraymo” a jumble of letters from the designer’s own’s name.


Loraymo at the Lancia Museum (http://www.theavanti.net/loraymo.html)

Loraymo in Mechanic Illustrated (http://www.theavanti.net/lancia_mechsillus.html)

I don't see it that way at all and actually see a lot of what features the later Avanti was based. Loewy was an innovator and that car is a prime example of such...

Lou Van Anne
07-06-2016, 11:21 PM
Sorry, but that thing is ugly.

Andy R.
07-07-2016, 12:05 AM
Not a bad body from the front axle back, but that FACE!
I'm sad to say this car reminds me of dating in high school...or the mirror at any given moment in my life.

If only that level of restraint applied to the wheel covers had been applied throughout.

48skyliner
07-07-2016, 01:53 AM
Loewy's version of the BMW 507 was just about as ugly. http://www.carstyling.ru/en/entry/BMW_507_1957_Raymond_Loewy/

It is hard to believe a professional designer could think that monstrosity is better looking than the factory original designed by Albrecht Goertz.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_507

M15 Trucker
07-07-2016, 07:07 AM
Since this thread is about Raymond Loewy's concept auto designs, has anyone ever noticed how his "Car of the Future" featured in the Aug. 1950 Science and Mechanics magazine looks so much like the "powerful Mach 5" of the Speed Racer cartoons and movie? Do you think the Japanese copied the basic layout of the car for the cartoon version? Who knows.

Gary1953
07-07-2016, 07:58 AM
Don't forget his restyled Cadilac.

8E45E
07-07-2016, 08:05 AM
Don't forget his restyled Cadilac.

The front of it is ghastly!

Craig.

52hawk
07-07-2016, 08:37 AM
Proof that even a genius like Loewy can't get it right every time!

studegary
07-07-2016, 03:21 PM
Proof that even a genius like Loewy can't get it right every time!

I doubt that he got it right very often. Loewy's strength was in hiring good people and being a good salesman of their ideas.

johnod
07-07-2016, 07:45 PM
I haven't been impressed with his cars that I've seen pics of.

rgallatin
07-08-2016, 06:20 AM
I doubt that he got it right very often. Loewy's strength was in hiring good people and being a good salesman of their ideas.
I agree wholeheartedly with that assessment. Loewy’s genius could not be better stated. His own attempts at automotive design were always less successful than the collaborative efforts like the Avanti.

rgallatin
07-08-2016, 08:28 AM
The Lancia Loraymo 1:43 die cast model produced by Norev (http://www.theavanti.net/loraymo_diecast.html)

T.J. lavallee
07-08-2016, 11:32 AM
That thing certainly belongs in the world's ugliest club. I think perhaps it could qualify as the club's leader. Yuck!