Presentation on theme: "CONCEPT CARS 1950'S ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Creme de la Creme of Automotive Design The Age of Chrome, Aerodynamic Excess and Sheer Excitement."— Presentation transcript:
CONCEPT CARS 1950'S ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Creme de la Creme of Automotive Design The Age of Chrome, Aerodynamic Excess and Sheer Excitement
Jet-like GM XP-21 Firebird from 1954
1959 Cadillac Cyclone "Motorama" dream car:
1959 GMC Firebird III - truly a product of the Jet Age! -
Little-known 1953 Cadillac Ghia Coupe:
1953 Dodge Fire Arrow, designed by Ghia, with total of four vehicles built between :
Dressed in chrome and full of curves is this 1953 Lincoln XL-500:
1954 Oldsmobile Cutlass (the first Cutlass) was also quite remarkable:
Aerodynamic and bold 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis (intended for the 1955 Turin Motor Show):
Also from 1955 is this cool and often over-looked Oldsmobile 88 Delta concept:
1955 Lincoln Futura, designed by Ghia, Italy (which later evolved into a Batmobile):
1955 Ford Mystere: streamlined shapes and lots of chrome -
This is somewhat less-known concept, but perhaps one of the most flamboyant from Ford: 1955 Ford La Tosca:
1955 Cadillac La Salle II Hardtop Sedan:
1955 Buick WildCat III sports huge bumper "bombs":
1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket had a spokeless steering wheel! – (also, next)
Here is extremely rare and stunning 1957 Chrysler Diablo, also the result of collaboration with Ghia (considered the most valuable concept car from the 1950s):
Some discarded original Corvette design makeover concepts: Xp882 Z and Aero Z -
Another Chevrolet Corvette concept that did not make it was 1957 Chevrolet SS
Beautiful view of the 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, one of many such concepts in 1960s.
1969 Chrysler 70X concept with unusual doors:
Probably the most flamboyant coachwork ever! This is 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Saoutchik "3-position drophead", which is also drop-dead gorgeous...
"Some of the most flamboyant, and expensive coachwork ever to come out of France was created, or caused to be, by expatriate russian cabinet maker Jacques Saoutchik. In 1948, noted New York city furrier Louis Ritter commissioned Saoutchik to execute a special convertible on a Cadillac chassis. The car was completed in time to be displayed at the Paris salon of 1949."