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Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe Concept

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,421


  2. Interesting, but not really my cup of,ahh... "Grey Poupon"!
  3. Bizarre and interesting - yes

    Good and balanced design - no

    Another example of "not everything that was built back in the day was beautiful".
  4. bgbdlinc
    Joined: Jan 11, 2002
    Posts: 522


    ....but 'concept cars' commissioned by the Big Three and built by Italian studios were testbed/design exercises to judge the public reaction at the annual 'Motorama-type' shows. The separate elements (i.e. quad headlights) often made their way into the styling divisions for different models or product lines a few years later like the 1957 Lincoln, for example....

  5. Edsel58a
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
    Posts: 755


    I want to see the Limo next to it.
  6. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 855


    I sure wouldn't mind having '55 Lincoln Capri hardtop in that color.

    But this car as it stands is indeed "bizarre and interesting," at the very least, and has way too many ideas fighting with each other. May also be proof that all the ugly customs didn't come from the eastern United States!

    Wonder what it'd look like with the wheel openings radiused and minus the crazy exhaust outlets and rear fender intakes? And maybe a real grill tunneled into that front end bulge?
  7. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 275


    I kind of love the intent of seeing the future of cars ... way ahead of time. Beautiful to me, though.
  8. Yep, froghawk is right! Way too many eye catchers going on....
  9. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,492


    Reminds me of one of the "unfortunate" girls I went to high school with. She wore thick glasses and had quite an overbite.
  10. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,884


    I received an email yesterday with a heap of old car photos and one of them was this beauty. Great looking car. Thanks for posting.

    Attached Files:

  11. oldthudman
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 85


    Boano & Ellena was a so-so carrozzina by any standards.........The Lincoln above had it not been orange in hue would probably have die or disappeared long ago.........It is unattractive to say the least........
  12. I love all the weird stuff. Just picture some 50's Starlett, like Jane Mansfield, sliding out onto the red carpet, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. ;):eek::cool:
    God Bless Henry II for bringing it back into the fold.

    Is this a static display concept, or runs and drives??? Would be interesting to see in a different color. Black??

  13. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,637


    Certainly get all the unbalanced, goofy-looking comments. But when the dust has settled, I find myself on this side of the equation with Fopelaez.

    Once again, I love the shit you dig up Jay.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  14. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    Me three!
  15. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    Maybe I'm just a sicko...........but I just can't stop looking at it!
  16. Engine-Ear
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 706

    Alliance Vendor

    I thought if I chimed in as many have have that I'd be the only one... guess not.

    Cool piece of history but +1 for not a fan.
  17. We had a girl like that in my high school class. After graduation she got braces (for a while), contacts, store bought boobs and blond hair and eventually a millionaire.

    She had potential. I see no hope in that concept car. Buck ass ugly is ugly forever.
  18. cobra2
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 53

    from dallas

    It may be one of the first bottom breathers. (thinking some early studes).
  19. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,409


    Love that thing.

    If I owned it the only thing I would change would be to make the side exit exhausts functional.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,210


    For what it was supposed to be, kool. As the real thing, it would have died in the showroom. However, as mentioned, some ideas made their way into the real thing. The whole "concept" of a "concept car", no? I wouldn't kick it out of my garage.
  21. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 855


    Just another thought...

    Seeing this '55 Boano concept, I'm really glad FoMoCo went in a different direction with the Continental Mk-II in '56!

  22. Me too! What a classic...
  23. trainguy1
    Joined: Aug 19, 2013
    Posts: 2


    I love the outlandish designs of the 50's and the imagination that went into them all. This is a wild looking car to say the least. Definitely a head turner wherever you go! I would love to have it!
  24. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    As the French would say - normally reserved for women - 'jolie laide' - translates to 'ugly beautiful'. To me the front end has a Kaiser Manhattan thing going on with the protruding headlamps. Thanks for posting (I think) Jay....

  25. cracker head
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
    Posts: 968

    cracker head

    This is a One of One car. I appreciate the thought of someone that has a vision and has the ability to do things like this.

    You will not make everyone in life happy with YOUR decisions.

    This car was built because of a visionary. I for one am thankful.

    Did it sell on the lawn??? Who cares. As long as it survives for generations to come and doesn't stay in hiding so people can enjoy it.
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 292


    A T bird
  27. It's a one-off concept car. A design excersize. Probobly sitting on a plainjane '54 ford chassis. Its purpose was to get people talking about FORD designs. And it is STILL working!
  28. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


    Thanks for sharing, glad to here that it is returning to the Ford family.


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