Feb 04 2015

Concept Cars That Never Made It Part II

Bill K. has forwarded Part II of this photo series of 1950s concept cars "that never made it".

They were pure fantasy on wheels, machines designed to make the heart race and the mind ask, "What if?" These 1950s concept cars were automotive art built to attract public attention, test wild engineering ideas and give motorist a fleeting glimpse down the highway of tomorrow.


Howard Kroplick


Feb 05 2015 frank femenias 9:14 PM

Fantastic cars! Thanks for sharing this.

Feb 08 2015 Roy Warner 9:26 AM

I was 16 y/o in 1964, and the ‘64/‘65 was close enough to where I lived in Fresh Meadows that my friends and I would take our bikes to the Fair. I remember vividly the Chrysler “turbine” car. Demonstrations were run in a pit that looked something like a bobsled run where one could look down at the car as it “whooshed” by. The future looked pretty cool back then.

Feb 08 2015 Jon Schapiro 9:58 AM

The 1956 Packard concept car -Tell me Lincoln didn’t copy the tail lights of this 1956 Packard for 1957, Lincoln/Mercury the roof line and retractable window in 1958, Pontiac front on 1967 Grand Prix and hidden headlights on a host to follow, . . . and the door handles for 1957/1958 Imperial, the Lincoln Opera Window, Chrysler’s revolving front seat, Thunderbirds full length console, etc.

Feb 10 2015 Mike 2:11 PM

1958 Oldsmobile models have a similar front to the 1955 Ford Mystere.

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