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Future Cars from the past — Complete: parts 1, 2, and 3

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Future Cars from the past — Complete: parts 1, 2, and 3 Reply with quote

Future Cars From the Past — complete gallery
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Several years ago I found a fantastic web site featuring images of the cars below and many more. If you love "future cars" you'll love this site!




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1953 Ford X-100





1953 Ford XL-500







1955 Lincoln Futura







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1954 Ford FX Atmos















1955 Ford Mystere













1955 Ford La Tosca







1958 Ford La Galaxie









The interior of the La Galaxie is amazing!

Click on the image below to go to IMGUR and view an image sized at 1,024px X 768px which you can zoom in on! You'll get an image which allows you to pretend your nose is pressed against this Forbidden-Planet-like dashboard!




The horizontal feature on top in the center actually extends forward through the lower edge of the windshield and out onto the hood of the car!





And notice that there's another one on the passenger's side! I have no idea what either of them are for -- but I love 'em!



1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74









1962 Ford Cougar



1961 Ford Gyron









1958 Ford X-1000







Syd Mead's concept car




1962 Ford Seattle-ite XXI




The Seattle-lite was an unusal six-wheeled automobile that incorporated advanced innovations -- but a full-size version was never built, despite what seems to be one in the picture below.



This bit if trick photography imployed the same techniquie used in Darby O'Gill and the Little People -- the lady is standing further back from this 5/9 scale model than she seems to be.



But these two gentlemen are either right beside the model or their giant mutant executives (a frightening thought . . .
Shocked)




1961 ChryslerTurboflite


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1958 Ford X-2000













1954 Oldsmobile F88 concept car





1956 Packard Predictor


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1953 Buick Wildcat


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1951 Buick XP-300


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GM's Firebird III







I've never cared for the big wheel well, so here's my own version. Very Happy




1962 Ghia Selena


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1950 Mercury Bob Hope Special






Darryl Starbird's custom Fantabula

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Two concept car sketches. The one on the left is by Syd Mead.

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Speed Age magazine covers from 1957

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I have very fond memories of the two cars below. I had a model of the one of the left in the early 1960s. The box it came in said that this "Car of the Future would float on a cushion of air". The model kit included a short section of surgical tubing which attached to the rear of the model. When I blew on the tubing, the model rose a fraction of an inch from the table, lifted by the tiny air holes in the bottom. Cool!

The car on the right was used in the Jerry Lewis movie, Cinderfella. It was put on display in parts of the country to promote the movie. I saw it in the Atlanta area and bought an 8X10 photo.

Click on the links below and watch two videos which showcases the amazing Golden Sahara.


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Ford Levacar Mach I______________________The Golden Sahara

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Robert Day provided these pictures of automotive gems from the future -- according to the 1960s. The pictures below include the Mono-Scooter, the 1966 Ford Sports Futura, and a 1966 GM concept car which included a built-in shopping cart in the trunk

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