Monday, November 5, 2012

1956 Lincoln Custom Pioneere

Providing inspiration of the 1956 Premier, William M. Schmidt, Manager of Lincoln styling department, designed the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car basing his design on the Manta Ray and the Mako Shark, debuting January 8th of 1955 at the Chicago Auto Show at an estimated design cost of $250,000. The Futura is equally famous for its feature in the movie 'It Started With A Kiss' starring Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford and became the 'Batmobile' used in the famous 1960's TV show. Styled in the tradition of famous 1950's how cars is this custom built station wagon created in the likeness of the Hess & Eisenhart's station wagons produced for Cadillac in the 1950's. It features a 14-inch chassis stretch and a 52-inch roof stretch. Source: Internet