1954 Ford FX Atmos
Ford FX Atmos, 1954 - Supposedly Arbib and model Bettie Page are sitting in the car in the 1954 Ford publicity picture of the Ford FX Atmos and that he designed it.
Ford FX Atmos at 1954 Chicago Auto Show
The 1954 Ford FX Atmos, was steered with hand grips, had a radar screen, and driver sat in the center.
Dream Car of the Future. This is the Ford FX-Atmos, a future experimental car that will never be built for sale. Built by the Ford Motor Company as an example of possible styling concepts of the future, the car will be shown to the public at the Chicago Auto Show opening Saturday (March 13, 1954). The two-seater sports mode;, built of white, blue and red plastic, has stabilizer fins on rear bumper and needle-like antennae rods projecting from the front for a radar road-scanner which might be installed on the dashboard. No engineering has been done on the model and there is no engine. It's just a hotrod's dream at present.
Ford Motor Company
This futuristic Ford, the FX-Atmos, caused a stir at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show. According to the vice-president of Ford, its purpose was to "represent one of the many avenues which styling could take into the future" The vehicle contained various gadgets associated with aeronautics, such as a panoramic cabin, ailerons in the back and two frontal sharp tips, able to scare any pedestrian!
Car Culture, by Basham Ughetti Rambali
Dream cars from the early 1950s borrowed heavily from jet aircraft styling, like the futuristic Ford FX-Atmos. Appearing at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show, the FX-Atmos featured a glass dome roof, tail fins, rocket exhaust taillights and needle-like radio antennae protruding from front fender pods. The radical cockpit had a center-mounted driver’s seat and 2-passenger rear seats. Dual handgrips replaced the normal steering wheel and the dash-mounted "Roadarscope" radar screen provided highway information.