A pair of Blade Runner-inspired one-off Nissan concepts meet a sad end this week.
A pair of one-off and hand-built Nissan concept cars have been crushed in a wrecking yard just outside Tennessee, USA.
Images posted to Facebook group ‘Foreign Market Car Sightings’ this week depicted the pair – a 2002 Nissan Quest Concept and 2007 Nissan Bevel Concept – on the lot prior to demolition.
The 2002 Nissan Quest Concept (below) was a precursor to third-generation production people mover – the 2004 Nissan Quest. At the time, Nissan claimed the car proved “style and functionality can go together.”
The 2007 Nissan Bevel Concept (at top of page) never eventuated into a production vehicle, but was claimed to be for “men between 45 and 60 years of age” who have “multiple personal interests.”
The original images of the concept car pair were shared by bystander Dayton Cooper, who revealed to The Drive that the cars were in reasonable condition, and their “windows were busted, all the wheels were there, and the interior was pretty clean besides some dust.”
“Two vehicles were kept for a long time in the automaker’s heritage collection; however, their condition had deteriorated … [We] kept them around as long as we could,” a spokesperson for Nissan USA told The Drive.
Drive reached out to Express Scrap Metals – the automotive waste processing business shown in the images. A spokesperson for the business confirmed the cars were on site, however said “[they] are not for sale and set for scrap”.
According to new images (above) posted to Foreign Market Car Sightings Facebook group on March 14 2022, the vehicles have since met their demise at the hand of the crusher.
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