1958 Ford X2000

Ford X2000 concept car model, 1958
Ford X2000 concept car model, 1958
The 1958 Ford X2000 in the photos is a recreation built by Andy Saunders who used for the re-build a 1962 Mercury Monterey which donated its frame, suspension and running gear.
The 1958 Ford X2000 in the photos is a recreation built by Andy Saunders who used for the re-build a 1962 Mercury Monterey which donated its frame, suspension and running gear.
The 1958 Ford X2000 recreation was made between 1994 and 1996.
The 1958 Ford X2000 recreation was made between 1994 and 1996.
1958 Ford X2000 recreation 1994-1996
1958 Ford X2000 recreation 1994-1996
1958 Ford X2000 recreation 1994-1996
1958 Ford X2000 recreation 1994-1996
1958 Ford X2000 recreation 1994-1996
1958 Ford X2000 recreation 1994-1996
1958 Ford X2000 recreation 1994-1996
1958 Ford X2000 recreation 1994-1996
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1957 Ford X-2000 concept car model - Designers: Alex Tremulis and Bill Balla
On a bubbletop kick, Tremulis – with help from Bill Balla – designed the X-2000 in 1956-1957. Like Tremulis’s X-1000 that preceded the X-2000, little on the car was meant to predict the shapes or features of Fords of the immediate future; they were intended to be advanced concepts of the far-flung automotive future. However, the Farrells note that the X-2000′s grille shape certainly predicted the Edsel’s horse-collar grille. Not many automotive historians connect Tremulis to the Edsel’s most distinctive shape today, possibly because the X-2000 was only completed as a 3/8-scale model (a full-size clay was in the works, but was canceled before completion) and only shown in person at the Ford Rotunda.


This amazing creation is the Ford X2000, a styling fantasy from 1958, what the Ford design department thought we might just possibly be driving in the year 2000.

One of the most distinctive features, that nose, was not particularly modern, nor plausible, even back in 1958: The grille and bonnet (hood) are clearly related to those of the 1957 Ford Edsel, the car that lost Ford serious amounts of money. In that context the vertical oval motif was variously called the "egg on end", "sucking lemons", "horse collar", "impact ring" and other names that are more anatomical and even rude.

The passenger compartment is very Jetson’s Sci-Fi, but the rear end is fairly typical 1950’s yank tank apart from the bolt-on rocket booster tail-lights.

Don’t be too hard on the 1958 designers, Alex Tremulis and Bill Balla; it is very difficult indeed to predict the future. What will we all be driving in 2040? What odds will you give on the Moller Skycar?

The 1958 X2000 was originally just a scale model, but an English enthusiast, Andy Saunders, saw it in the "Dream Cars" book (J-R Picard 1981), pursued the impossible dream - and built one. The X2000 has been doing the rounds of the Motor Shows.
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RufatDoberman
17 января 2009 г.
Super Mega Future Car!!! :)
Tiny Kongslie
19 февраля 2009 г.
D'oh! This car looks like it could have been in the running for A Batmobile in a Batman movie that lost funding and wasn't made. I don't think Abe Vigoda would have been a believable Batman anyway. And Robin played by Crispin Glover. Eeks!
RufatDoberman
18 марта 2009 г.
Haaaaa!!! Eah! Cool Tiny!! :D!
pper
10 марта 2012 г.
a sports car is made to make you feel 10 years old again job done
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