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    As much as the Ford Mystere was a product of the jet age, it was also a product of the atomic era. Its multiple antennae and air scoops made it prepared for whatever whiz-bang devices man had invented or could possibly dream of creating. A telephone, television and button and lever controls gave it a futuristic feel inside. On the outside, its jet-age influence was most visible in its clear-roof canopy, twin jet-plane rear exhaust ports and its long, low stance that made it appear as though it was hovering above this planet or the next. It was a package that George Jetson would have proudly ridden to a day at Spacely Sprockets.

    For all of its futurism, the wild Mystere featured traits that would appear on production Fords. The side trim made it to 1955 and '56 Fords and the fins to 1957 Fords. It's easy to picture Junior playing with his Robby the Robot from the back seat while Mom prepared pills for a picnic warmed in the in-car microwave oven.Although the Mystere swooped into the hearts of showgoers during the late 1954 show season, its subsequent history is a black hole.
     
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  3. I've always liked this concept.
     
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    Ahh, more porn today...
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    Great timing, posting this thread, since Ford has announced that they will have fully automated cars within 5 years. I remember when I was a young tyke, about how we would have flying cars by the turn of the 21 Century. If this country would have went with Nikola Tesla instead of Edison, we would have had fully automated cars at the turn of the 20th Century.
     
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  9. 042.jpg This is the stuff I dreamed of as a kid.
     
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  10. I dreamed of one of these too! 053.jpg
     
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    I thought the 1954 Oldsmobile F88 was so cool and sleek looking....love the whole concept of it....and much more 'swoopy' than the Corvette....what a great looking car!;) 1954-oldsmobile-f88.jpg imagesINJJHU7F.jpg imagesL2H5V56V.jpg
     
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    1954 Plymouth Plainsman Wagon.....I'm not sure what they were thinking with the 'reversed' turbo-jet additions on the front bumper!....the top doesn't seem to fit too well with the odd 'overlap' in the mid-roof ...but other than that, might have made a decent consideration to the public. Interesting to say the least!;) plainsman.jpg
     
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    1955 Chevrolet Biscayne Concept Car

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    I can not imagine sitting and being roasted in one of those glass bubble top cars! :)
     
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    The Biscayne is on display at the Petersen museum right now.
     
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    So, ...that's where Mercury got the idea for the Breezeway...!! They just put it on their cars backwards.

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    The premise of my Thunderturd Project is to build a prototype of what Ford would have built as a Thunderbird Circa 1949. Hopefully, I can get this project back off the ground soon ??!!

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    Stay tuned Folks ! !
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    Thought this was cool. HRP
     
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    G.M.? B,P,O? Early to mid 60s?
    .....or not considering the look of the tail lights and side trim, It has the vibe of a 70 satelite or roadrunner
     
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  20. Killer idea working on a plan of this sort myself


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    1955 LaSalle II roadster,
     
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    The 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer.....I like that 'shark tail' fin on the trunk:eek: 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer.jpg cars-pontiacclub.jpg
     
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    The 1950-51 G.M LeSabre XP-8.....I am curious as to the 'hood' and how it opens...I don't see any lines...the whole front end tips forward? 51-Buick-LeSabre-DV-08-PBC-02.jpg Gm-le-sabre-concept-car.jpg
     
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    1. Y-blocks

    Looks like it was done this way https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/15418601399_60cff10bd9_o.jpg
    Even though this photo of hood open is only a model,its likely same.
    Back in 1965,when I got my new house an very bizzy working on it with my wife,just around the block from us ,was a guy with a old kind of ragged out custom in his garage { door was open one time I drove by} that looked a lot like the LaSabre but in ruff shape. By the time I got around to going over there almost a year later,he had moved some were. So never followed up more. I should of stopped the first time vs just slowing way down to stair in a few sec. Could of been a look-a-like or ?
     
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    Dana....thanks for the information! I was really baffled by that hood setup. That is one massive hood to be hoisting I would imagine. I've seen somewhere that the headlights are within the confines of the ''cyclops'' circular center design within the hood itself....kind of an odd design, but sure has some coolness factor to it still:)
     
  26. A few of mine, I wish I could have one of them for real. How cool would it be, to pull in Walmart in one of these. lol Ron... 031.jpg 20160115_222559.jpg
     
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    1964 Mercury Aurora

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    Would never have guessed merc. The cabin reminds me of something that may have been seen on the starship enterprise. Thanks for the info.
     
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    1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP74
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    1954 Cadillac Pininfarnia
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    1954 Lincoln Indianpolois
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    1956 Chrysler Ghia
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    1961 Corvette
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