Monday, February 25, 2013
1958 Ford La Galaxie Concept
Ford La Galaxie, 1958
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. Ford’s design team and the pubic had something of a dream-car hangover, and Dearborn’s output of show specials petered out in the 1960's.
Ford La Galaxie - model Marilynn Grithith posing beside the new Ford Dream Car, January 3, 1958 at an auto show at Chicago's Amphitheater