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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #195 on: September 09, 2020, 10:32:31 PM »
Was this actually a thing
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« Reply #196 on: September 10, 2020, 09:10:22 AM »
Was this actually a thing

Definitely a thing....lol
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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #197 on: September 10, 2020, 09:11:58 AM »

1958 La Galaxie

Ford worked its way through many contorted schools of styling such as the Z-back roof (in the 1957 La Galaxie). It went on to become increasingly unhinged as it proposed a nuclear - powered dream car called the Nucleon in 1958, a gyroscopically controlled two-wheeled car called the Gyron in 1961, a three-wheeled flying car called the Volante the same - ear and a vast six - wheeler called the Seattle-ite in 1962.

It should not be surprising that, after that lot. Fordís design team and the pubic had something of a dream-car hangover, and Dearbornís output of show specials petered out in the 1960s.



A portion of the 1958 Ford exhibit was set-up as a Ford Motor Company design studio. The full-size, non-drivable La Galaxie styling study was a center piece, surrounded by several 3/8 scale Ford dream cars. These smaller models included names like "La Tosca", which was a radio controlled toy; the atomic-powered, jet-style "Nucleon" and a sports car titled '"DePaolo."

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« Reply #198 on: September 10, 2020, 10:20:40 AM »
68krrrr, it existed, I have that issue of Car & Driver, need to unearth it. It was bodied by Intermeccanica (Italian company)

That one later fell into private hands, I believe...photo included. I'm not sure if it exists today ?

Also offered by a Dutch company, not sure if this is the original car, or if they were able to produce them ? ?

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« Reply #199 on: September 10, 2020, 10:25:35 AM »

The factory Ford Mustang wagon is a fabled creation. The story goes that in 1966 Italian coach builder Intermeccanica built a Mustang station wagon for advertiser Barney Clark and designer Bob Cumberford which showed up in many car magazines of the day. Supposedly Ford had a Mustang wagon in design stages around the same time but scrapped the program shortly after the Intermeccania cars appeared. The Intermeccania cars are often mistaken for a factory concept.

68krrrr, it existed, I have that issue of Car & Driver, need to unearth it. It was bodied by Intermeccanica (Italian company)

That one later fell into private hands, I believe...photo included. I'm not sure if it exists today ?

Also offered by a Dutch company, not sure if this is the original car, or if they were able to produce them ? ?

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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #200 on: September 10, 2020, 10:30:10 AM »
Tony, thanks for the added info !

Staying with concept wagons for the moment, there was this.

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« Reply #201 on: September 10, 2020, 10:35:12 AM »
Agree with you like we previously stated:

Supposedly Ford had a Mustang wagon in design stages around the same time but scrapped the program shortly after the Intermeccania cars appeared.

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https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2008/10/06/lost-and-found-overflow-mustang-station-wagon-fact-or-fiction
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« Reply #202 on: September 10, 2020, 11:38:32 AM »
Saw a Mustang wagon at Hot August Nights, a few years ago. I think the man said he worked for Ford and he helped build it. Ron
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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #203 on: September 10, 2020, 05:22:24 PM »
The front of La Galaxie looks similar to the rear of a '61-63 Bullet Bird. 

The rear of the Mustang wagon styling buck (10-28-66 bottom photo) looks similar to a Vega Kammback.
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« Reply #204 on: September 23, 2020, 09:41:38 AM »
Saw a Mustang wagon at Hot August Nights, a few years ago. I think the man said he worked for Ford and he helped build it. Ron

Could be the lost one
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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #205 on: September 23, 2020, 09:43:15 AM »
1958 Volante



In 1958, Ford built several 3/8-scale concept car models, including the Volante, which supposedly could use three fan motors to levitate from a parking place and take to the air. But the most amazing of these models was the Nucleon. What may have looked like a Continental kit sitting on the large and flat rear deck was the cover for a small nuclear reactor that would power the car through the Atomic Age.
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