Coffee and a Concept: Aerovette XP-882 / 895 / 897GT

The Aerovette XP-882 started life as Experimental Project 882 in the late 1960s, culminating in two prototypes in 1969. General manager, at the time, of Chevrolet John DeLorean, however, nixed the project over lead design engineer Zora Zora Arkus-Duntov’s objections, calling it impractical and costly. But one of those prototypes was quickly dusted off and shined for the 1970 New York Auto Show after Ford had announced plans to sell the DeTomaso Pantera in Lincoln dealerships, potentially making Chevy look less exciting without a supercar of its own.

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