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First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 113th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

 
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    Ford Motor Co. presented two vary unusual concept vehicles during the 1966 Chicago Auto Show. On the left is the Bronco Dune Duster constructed by Barris Kustom of North Hollywood. It was based on the production 1966 Ford Bronco four-wheel drive roadster, with multiple modifications. Changes included the NHRA-approved roll bar with integral headrest, exposed chrome exhaust pipes, hood air scoop, built-in step over door panel, alloy hubs with knockoff caps, walnut appliqués, stainless-steel rail bars and performance-type gas filler. Interior was upholstered in suede with wood accents. On the right is the “Apartment,” a customized Ford Econoline with a roof chopped and lowered by seven inches. Somehow, Ford engineers shoehorned a 289 CID V-8 into the engine bay, and linked it to a three-speed automatic transmission. The bachelor-pad interior was fitted with paneling and wood-beamed ceiling stained to accent the Palomino-parchment fabrics. Occupants enjoyed a TV set and stereo/audio sound system.
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    Ford Motor Co. presented two vary unusual concept vehicles during the 1966 Chicago Auto Show. On the left is the Bronco Dune Duster constructed by Barris Kustom of North Hollywood. It was based on the production 1966 Ford Bronco four-wheel drive roadster, with multiple modifications. Changes included the NHRA-approved roll bar with integral headrest, exposed chrome exhaust pipes, hood air scoop, built-in step over door panel, alloy hubs with knockoff caps, walnut appliqués, stainless-steel rail bars and performance-type gas filler. Interior was upholstered in suede with wood accents. On the right is the “Apartment,” a customized Ford Econoline with a roof chopped and lowered by seven inches. Somehow, Ford engineers shoehorned a 289 CID V-8 into the engine bay, and linked it to a three-speed automatic transmission. The bachelor-pad interior was fitted with paneling and wood-beamed ceiling stained to accent the Palomino-parchment fabrics. Occupants enjoyed a TV set and stereo/audio sound system.