I'm sure we'll look back in 20 years at the designs of today's most advanced vehicles and have a chuckle at how strange they are. Or maybe not. Just because we consider something "retro" doesn't mean it's suddenly terrible a few decades later and this is very much the case with some concept cars of the 1970s and '80s.
Avi Abrams over at Dark Roasted Blend has compiled a short gallery of some of the more interesting designs from these eras and honestly, you'd be surprised how many stand the test of time.
Sure, we ended up with a few not-so-flattering concepts such as 1979's Toyota FCX-80:
The same year however produced the more retro-futuristic Dome Zero P2:
Perhaps the slickest of the lot is the Lancia Bertone Stratos in the lead photo. While definitely showing its age, so to speak, I don't think it'd look terribly out of place in a more modern setting.
At least you'd have fun figuring out how to get inside.