1955 Lincoln Futura (Ghia)

Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Interior
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Interior
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Interior
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Interior
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Interior
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Interior
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Interior
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Interior
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Design Process
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Mockup
Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 - Mockup
Lincoln Futura - Rendering by William M. Schmidt, 1952
Lincoln Futura - Rendering by William M. Schmidt, 1952
Lincoln Futura - Rendering by William M. Schmidt, 1952
Lincoln Futura - Rendering by William M. Schmidt, 1952
Lincoln Futura - Rendering by William M. Schmidt, 1952
Lincoln Futura - Rendering by William M. Schmidt, 1952
Иллюстрации: Ford Motor Company
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Стилисты Lincoln-Mercury нарисовали его, на Ghia построили: Lincoln Futura возможно самый эксцентричный автомобиль, который когда-либо выезжал на дорогу.
Regarded as a clue to the "shape of tomorrow in American automotive styling," the Futura dream car measured only 52.8 inches from the top of its double-domed plexiglas canopy to the ground.

Designed by the company's stylists and engineers to serve as a laboratory on wheels, the car had many innovations adaptable for production vehicles.

A special Lincoln experimental chassis added to the ground-hugging appearance. Ground clearance was six inches at the center of the frame and 7.2 inches at the side rails. Both the cowl and the rear deck were less than 35 inches from the ground at their highest point.

An inch short of 19 feet in overall length, the Futura was 84.6 inches wide and had a wheelbase of 126 inches.

In order to preserve the clean, uncluttered lines of the instrument panel, controls were contained in separate compartments in the lower half of the panel, and each compartment had its own flexible roll-down door. Toggle switches were set into the chrome interior of these compartments.

Reading from the driver's left were the heater, lighting, accessories, radio and glove compartment. Each light control switch had a label which was illuminated when the light was on.

The steering column binnacle contained warning lights for fuel, battery and temperature and high-beam light indicators. The fuel tank light was green when the tank is full, amber when the gas supply dropped to half a tank, and red when the supply was low. The lower half of the binnacle contains the speedometer, while a tachometer and odometer were centered in the steering column.

Pushbutton control of the Turbo-Drive automatic transmission eliminated the gear lever. Chrome pushbuttons, square for reverse and park, and round for neutral and the forward gears, were located in the functional pedestal dividing the two front seats.

As a safety measure, it was necessary to go through two operations to move from reverse to a forward gear or from forward to reverse. As an additional safety factor, the parking gear control was linked with the roof controls so that the car could not be operated if the roof section were raised.

On the cowl in front of the driver were five different-colored lights which indicated what gear the car was in.

The sweeping shark-fin rear quarter panels of the all-steel body housed functional twin air scoops. The lower half of each scoop directed cooling air for the rear brakes. The upper half was ducted to provide fresh air for the air conditioning system.

The front end of the Futura was set off by a concave grille with unbroken vertical members and parking lights at each end. Headlights were housed in the skillfully contoured front fenders which swept into the center portion of the hood.


Ford unveiled the long, low but sharply finned Futura in 1955. If this car — with its twin-bubble cockpit cover — looks familiar, it’s because Ford later sold it to Hollywood producers who converted it into the Batmobile for the 1960s "Batman" TV series.


Ford представил низкий и длинный автомобиль Futura в 1955. Если эта машина со сдвоенным круглым кокпитом кажется вам знакомой, то это потому, то позднее Ford продал ее продюсерам из Голливуда, которые превратили его в Бэтмобиль (Batmobile) для телесериала "Batman" 60-х годов.
По материалам: Ford Motor Company; Larry Edsall, www.theautochannel.com
Разработки студии Ghia
1933 Fiat 508S Balilla Spider (Ghia), 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet (Ghia), 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet (Ghia), 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupe (Ghia), 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Supergioiello (Ghia), 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter (Ghia), 1951 Chrysler K-310 (Ghia), 1951 Plymouth XX-500 (Ghia), 1951 Talbot-Lago T.26 Record Coupe (Ghia), 1952 Chrysler C-200 (Ghia), 1952 Chrysler Special (Ghia), 1953 Abarth Fiat 1100 (Ghia), 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint Supergioiello (Ghia), 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Supersonic Conrero (Ghia), 1953 Cadillac Coupe (Ghia), 1953 Chrysler D’Elegance (Ghia), 1953 Chrysler GS-1 Special (Ghia), 1953 Chrysler Thomas Special (Ghia), 1953 Dodge Firearrow I (Ghia), 1953 Fiat 8V Boano Coupe (Ghia), 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe (Ghia), 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 CS Speciale (Ghia), 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS (Ghia), 1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Abarth (Ghia), 1954 Chrysler ST Special (Ghia), 1954 DeSoto Adventurer I (Ghia), 1954 Dodge Firearrow II (Ghia), 1954 Dodge Firearrow III (Ghia), 1954 Dodge Firebomb - Firearrow IV (Ghia), 1954 Jaguar XK120 Supersonic (Ghia), 1954 Plymouth Explorer Special (Ghia), 1954 Simca Convertible Special (Ghia), 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 Supergioiello (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler Falcon (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler Flight Sweep I (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler Flight Sweep II (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler ST Special (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler ST Special Convertible (Ghia), 1955 DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe Speciale (Ghia), 1955 Ghia Gilda I, 1955 Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (Ghia), 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Supersonic (Ghia), 1956 Chrysler Dart (Ghia), 1956 Chrysler Norseman (Ghia), 1956 Chrysler Special K300 (Ghia), 1956 Dual-Ghia Convertible (Ghia), 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica (Ghia), 1956 Jaguar XK140 (Ghia), 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Berlina/Convertible (Ghia), 1956 Packard Predictor (Ghia), 1956 Plymouth Plainsman (Ghia), 1957 Chrysler 375 Coupe (Ghia), 1957 Chrysler Diablo (Ghia), 1957 Dual-Ghia Sport Coupe (Ghia), 1957 Fiat Jolly (Ghia), 1958 Dual-Ghia 400 (Ghia), 1958 Simca Special (Ghia), 1959 Ghia Selene, 1960 Chrysler Valiant (Ghia), 1960 Ghia Dragster IXG, 1960 Plymouth XNR (Ghia), 1961 Chrysler TurboFlite (Ghia), 1961 Dodge Flite-Wing (Ghia), 1961 Dual-Ghia L 6.4 (Ghia), 1961 Ghia Cart, 1961 Maserati 5000 GT (Ghia), 1961 Plymouth Asimmetrica (Ghia), 1961 Volvo P1800 (Ghia), 1962 Fiat 500 Ziba (Ghia), 1962 Ghia Selene II, 1962 Plymouth Valiant St. Regis (Ghia), 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car (Ghia), 1963 Ghia G230S, 1964 Chrysler V280 (Ghia), 1964 Ghia 1500 GT, 1964 Renault R8 Coupe (Ghia), 1965 Bugatti Type-101C (Ghia), 1965 DeTomaso Competizione 2000 (Ghia), 1965 DeTomaso Vallelunga (Ghia), 1966 DeTomaso Mangusta (Ghia), 1966 DeTomaso Mangusta Spyder (Ghia), 1966 DeTomaso Pampero (Ghia), 1966 Duesenberg Model D (Ghia), 1966 Fiat 850 Vanessa (Ghia), 1966 Ghia 450/SS, 1966 Isuzu 117 Sport (Ghia), 1966 Maserati Ghibli (Ghia), 1967 DeTomaso Rowan (Ghia), 1967 Iso S4 Fidia (Ghia), 1967 Oldsmobile Thor (Ghia), 1968 Ghia Serenissima, 1968 Maserati Ghibli Spider (Ghia), 1968 Maserati Simun (Ghia), 1969 DeTomaso Mustela (Ghia), 1969 Isuzu Bellett MX1600 (Ghia), 1969 Lancia Fulvia 1600 Competizione (Ghia), 1969 Lancia Marica (Ghia), 1970 DeTomaso Pantera (Ghia), 1970 Ghia City Car, 1971 DeTomaso 1600 Spider (Ghia), 1971 DeTomaso Deauville (Ghia), 1971 DeTomaso Zonda (Ghia), 1971 Ford GT-70 (Ghia), 1972 DeTomaso Longchamp (Ghia), 1973 DeTomaso Pantera II/Montella (Ghia), 1973 Ford Mustela II (Ghia), 1973 Lincoln Mark I (Ghia), 1974 Ford Coins (Ghia), 1975 Ford Flashback (Ghia), 1975 Ford Urban Car (Manx) (Ghia), 1976 Ford Corrida (Ghia), 1976 Ford Prima (Ghia), 1977 Ford Megastar (Ghia), 1978 Ford Fiesta Tuareg (Ghia), 1978 Ford Lucano (Ghia), 1978 Ford Megastar II (Ghia), 1978 Ford Microsport (Ghia), 1978 Ford Mustang III (Ghia), 1978 Ghia Action, 1978 Mercury XM (Ghia), 1979 Ford GTK (Ghia), 1979 Ford Navarre (Ghia), 1979 Ford Probe I (Ghia), 1980 Ford Granada Altair (Ghia), 1980 Ford Mustang RSX (Ghia), 1980 Ford Pockar (Ghia), 1981 AC ME3000 (Ghia), 1981 Ford Aerovan (Ghia), 1981 Ford Avant Garde (Ghia), 1981 Ford Cockpit (Ghia), 1981 Ford EXP-II (Ghia), 1981 Ford Shuttler (Ghia), 1981 Ford Super Gnat (Ghia), 1982 Ford Brezza (Ghia), 1982 Ford Quicksilver (Ghia), 1982 Ford Topaz (Ghia), 1982 Ghia Mini Max, 1983 Ford Barchetta (Ghia), 1983 Ford Trio (Ghia), 1984 Ford APV (Ghia), 1984 Ford Vignale Mustang (Ghia), 1984 Ford Vignale TSX-4 (Ghia), 1985 Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985 Ford Urby (Ghia), 1986 Ford Vignale TSX-6 (Ghia), 1987 Ford HFX Aerostar (Ghia), 1987 Lincoln by Vignale (Ghia), 1989 Ford Saguaro (Ghia), 1989 Ford Via (Ghia), 1990 Ford Fiesta Bebop (Ghia), 1990 Ford Zag (Ghia), 1990 Ford Zig (Ghia), 1991 Ford Connecta (Ghia), 1992 Ford Focus (Ghia), 1993 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale (Ghia), 1994 Ford Arioso (Ghia), 1996 Ford Alpe (Ghia), 1996 Ford Lynx (Ghia), 1996 Ford Saetta (Ghia), 1996 Ford Vivace (Ghia), 1996 Lincoln Sentinel (Ghia), 1998 Ford Touring Ka (Ghia), 2000 Ford Street Ka (Ghia), 2001 Ford Forty Nine (Ghia)
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AAM USA
16 августа 2008 г.
Looks alot different in white doesn't it?
Can you say Batmobile?
How odd to find it in white, behind the new iron curtain!
DRAG LEGENDS
12 января 2009 г.
THAT CAR IS REALLY AWESOME..!! A LINCOLN FUTURA IN A BATMOBILE..!! GEORGE BARRIS MADE A REAL NICE JOB..!! A LEGEND CAR.
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