Concepts and prototypes : three-door Maestros
LC10 was a conventional family hatchback in every sense of the word, and followed industry standard thinking in terms of mechanical layout.
However, because of internal politics, lack of resources and the fact that the Metro had to come first, the Maestro seven years to get into production.
Body in white
Stephen Harper styling sketches
All of these images were created in 1983 by Stephen Harper. As can be seen, it’s entirely possible to create a very different looking Maestro, although admittedly, these schemes would require rarther a lot of re-engineering. Interestingly, they all feature front bumpers that look remarkably like the 1988 Turbo version later produced by Tickford…
A great rendering of how the three-door Maestro may well have looked had they pushed the ‘go’ button.