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|Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:13 pm Post subject: Future Cars from the Past - part 3 for fast access
1954 Oldsmobile F88 concept car
1956 Packard Predictor
1953 Buick Wildcat
1951 Buick XP-300
GM's Firebird III
I've never cared for the big wheel well, so here's my own version.
1962 Ghia Selena
1950 Mercury Bob Hope Special
Darryl Starbird's custom Fantabula
Two concept car sketches. The one on the left is by Syd Mead.
Speed Age magazine covers from 1957
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.
Ford Levacar Mach I______________________The Golden Sahara
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
Is there no man on Earth who has the wisdom and innocence of a child?
~ The Space Children (1958)