Monday, February 25, 2013

1953 Ford X-100

1952 Lincoln Continental 1950-X / 1953 Ford X-100 / 1957 Lincoln Typhoon

1953 Ford X-100

Probably the first true Ford dream car was the X-100 of 1953, which anticipated the torpedo styling themes of later Fords like the 1961 Thunderbird. Another indication of Ford’s new directions from the same year was the Mexico — only a scale model, but the result of wind-tunnel testing and an important pointer to future trends. Ford claimed 50 engineering firsts for this car, including a moisture-sensitive cell on the roof, which automatically closed the plastic sliding roof panel.

Source: Ford Motor Company

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