HISTORY OF CONCEPT CARS 🏁 Historic Dream Cars & Vehicles Past (Automotive Design Engineering)

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History of the Concept Car
(Automotive Design Engineering) they were fantasies on wheels machines
designed to make the heart race and the mind asked what if there are objects of
art which were built to attract public attention test wild engineering ideas
and give motorists a fleeting glimpse down the highway of tomorrow
now concept cars of the 1950’s on modern marvels the highway of tomorrow this is the way
it was envisioned in the 1950s a road out of a science fiction movie where
cars drove themselves and passengers marveled at gadgets like in – television
and automatic headlights I think the futurists at that time felt
that we would all be flying around in jet cars you know the Jetsons and that
kind of thing and I think everybody felt that because we were going into space
with a flying rocket planes that cars would soon be the same it was the dawn
of the jet age the sky was the limit and automakers seized on concept cars
one-of-a-kind prototypes as a way to get buyers excited about the more
down-to-earth production models for sale in the showroom some were designed as
show cars to show styling or as test beds for power plants and some were
designed as test beds for power plants that never existed and never will exist
like atomic power which is totally impractical for automobiles but it
sounded so sexy in the 50s some had forward-looking names like
Futura the 1956 Ford concept that became televisions first Batmobile others like
this 1956 Buick Centurion were handmade rolling wonders that contain materials
virtually unheard of in automobile manufacturing at that time plexiglass
fiberglass magnesium plus a healthy dose of electronics one of those interesting
things about this car is a little four inch by six inch TV screen on the
dashboard it’s actually hooked up to a camera in the tail and it replaces the
rear-view mirror why use a TV screen when just a plain old mirror would do
they used a closed-circuit television screen because they could they were
showing off it was they were showing what was possible it was an idea the
idea for building the car of the future dates back to the 1930s during that time
the novelty of the automobile was so overwhelming that looks took a backseat
to function most cars looked alike boxes on wheels with running boards the
coachbuilders focus was less on fashion and more on useful innovations like
self-starters and four-wheel brakes but one man believed a car’s ability to
transport people was only one part of its appeal to car buyers automobiles
could also be beautiful that radical idea was proposed by General Motors
design chief Harley Earl carly-girl began the trend of having the
vehicles the products designed by designers and not by engineers people
that understood the arts that had a fine arts background and eventually evolved
into what we know today under Earl’s leadership GM’s new offerings led the
industry to adopt flamboyant passionate shapes and emotional designs more than
just a way to get around cars were evolving into sculptures one of the
things a Harley Earl and his design staff used earlier than almost anybody
else was clay to model their cars in three dimensions they would paint it
they would put metallic finish on it to simulate chrome and it gave an idea of
what that car might look like when it was finished in 1938 Earl created an
alluring prototype that was more graceful in its design than anything
else on the road this was the Buick y job the first true concept car its name
came from fighter planes the letter y was used to designate new warplanes
being developed by the aircraft industry and Harley Earl used the term job to
refer to his project cars and provided a a roadmap for the future Buick if you
look at the technology the vehicle had you know hidden headlamps recessed tail
lamps curved glass a very underslung look very low very sexy-looking
bottom Oh really ahead of its time because the
handmade car would have been prohibitively expensive to mass-produce
the Buick why job never made it to the assembly line Harley Earl used the
one-of-a-kind dream car as his daily driver but the why job and the dream
cars that would soon follow were the source of all the car styling cliches we
now take for granted chrome fins curved windshields electric tops hideaway
headlights and no running boards when we return
forget about the street airplanes inspire the future of automotive design
and the first show-stopping concept car is unveiled LeSabre with 13-inch wheels instead of the
standard 16-inch wheels the Buick y job was a mere 58 inches
high concept cars will return in a moment on
modern marvels two years after General Motors introduced America’s first
concept car the Buick y job the country entered World War two and automobile
production came to a halt instead Detroit automakers retooled to
make war machines like the Cadillac airplane engines made for the Lockheed
p-38 lightning aircraft when the hostilities ended the legendary pursuit
plane with its huge twin tail bones and curved glass nose had become the
inspiration for the next generation of American dream cars at the General Motors proving grounds
outside Detroit a collection of some of the finest examples of one-of-a-kind
concept cars ever produced has been assembled for this program as they are
unloaded they are handled like works of art each a masterpiece each a treasure
of automotive history they represent the heritage of General
Motors and America’s fascination with dream cars of the 1950’s one of the crown jewels of the
collection was first seen by the public in 1951 designed by Harley Earl
it’s huge twin tail fins seen plucked right off the Lockheed p-38 its brake
line looks like a jet thruster port and its curved windshield suggests the glass
canopy of a fighter jet its name also came out of the sky
named after a fighter jet the f-86 Sabre this was a true dream car the 1951 Buick
LeSabre when I look at all the concept cars right up through today the Sabre is
probably one of the most significant no no they all time favorites as General
Motors design director Jerry Palmer carried on the legacy that began more
than 60 years ago when Harley Earl first envisioned the LeSabre
certainly heavily influenced by aircraft he’d have to remember when that car was
done which was back in the in the late 40s early 50s how radical that it was
and you look at the features these are the hidden headlamps the twin tail fins
the fuselage body with these beautiful shapes sculpted shapes and the panoramic
windshield the La Ceiba windshield was an automotive first glass with curves
and contours had never been used on an automobile before the so called
panoramic windshield on the LeSabre offered improved driver visibility less
air turbulence and a one-of-a-kind styling detail but the LeSabre concept car had more
going for it than just a pretty face road noise and bumps were absorbed by
some of the first gas filled shock absorbers called hair silencers that
were fed by their own air pump located in the trunk
that pump also fed four hydraulic jacks mounted above each wheel after lifting
the fender skirts and locking them in place they could be switched on from
inside allowing the driver to easily change a flat tire under the hood was
saber sported a 215 cubic inch v8 that delivered more than 300 horsepower the
performance of the vehicle with 335 horsepower for a stay had to be quite
electrifying you consider the rest of the cars at that time frame probably had
0-60 time around 14 to 15 seconds this car was certainly under 10 seconds which
was quite fast for its date such astounding performance was made possible
because the engine had a ten-to-one compression ratio and included a
supercharger a compressor driven by the engine that supplied a jet of
high-pressure air to the cylinders to speed up combustion and engine
performance the engine also burned a unique combination of fuels
gasolina on that side alcohol and this I had aircraft carburetors right under the
manifold you’ll see the supercharger which came off of Journal orders a
diesel application so a tremendous amount of Technology when you think when
this was done 215 cubic inch aluminum loaded putting out 335 horsepower right
up quite a feat for its day in a structure of the hood this is all
magnesia keep the weight of the vehicle down wherever they could in the cockpit
the LeSabre offered its pilot a full complement of instruments including an
altimeter and compass in the dash speedometer rheostat a cruise control
first car with cruise control power windows one of the first cars of
power windows cop the convertible top was motorized and was triggered to close
automatically by a moisture sensor between the seats that detected the
first sign of rain still it was the LeSabre outrageous sense of style and
proportion that would set it apart from anything else on the road at the time
built of fiberglass and cast magnesium on a 115 inch wheelbase the low slung
LeSabre stood a mere 36 inches high at the top of the cowl and appeared to
glide as it rushed along the open road on 13-inch wheels can you imagine what people were
thinking when they saw this car on the road
just take a look at it the proportion of this thing is so dramatic very low wide
very long there’s no substitute for great proportions in any way especially
a great automobile full-page advertisements in Life magazine
trumpeted the car to an enthusiastic public but the car itself was never for
sale features like power windows and hidden headlights would one day appear
on production cars but with the 1951 LeSabre Buick was marketing the future
it feels remarkably unique for instance the driving position having the wheel
this close to your chest is something that only a NASCAR drivers experience
and the other thing that you senses is the mass of the vehicle
it feels very underslung very massive but yet it’s it’s quite docile
feels extremely solid it feels wonderful the LeSabre had kicked off an ideas race
in the 1950s styling for the future became the pulse of the American
automobile industry Buicks next concept car was a model named XP 300 unlike
LeSabre its design called for a higher stance this would allow more room for
the engine and mechanics underneath it’s a little bit more conservative than the
LeSabre for example it doesn’t have fins it has very many of the design elements
that would be used in future Buick cars decide Spears and and the waterfall
grille and that the headlight treatment is very similar to what you would find
on a regular Buick of the era America’s post-war appetite for new cars was
potentially huge but car makers still face the challenge of how to lure
customers into their showrooms dream cars would provide the answer when we
return concept cars become the greatest show on
earth and the dawn of America’s sports car the Corvette in 1951 aircraft inspired Buick LeSabre
it took nearly two years to complete at a cost of five hundred thousand dollars
which today translates into five million dollars concept cars will return in a
moment on modern marvels does this Cadillac look a little small what about
this Buick of course they were designed that way back seats of her wheel cars
these dream cars had a different purpose in the 1950s to look graceful and
alluring on a stage the stage was called the Motorama a brilliant
multimillion-dollar Roadshow put on by General Motors GM produced its first
traveling Motorama in 1953 and recruited help from the Barnum & Bailey Circus to
stage the elaborate dance numbers and special effects that were used to
promote their cars people would crowd in and they would see their favorite
Cadillac their favorite Chevrolet their favorite Buick their favorite also bill
their favorite Pontiac and in interspersed him in among the production
cars would be dream cars which would give a hint of what’s going to happen in
the future the exotic concept cars were hand-built
often the controls didn’t work in many cases there wasn’t even an engine under
the hood but that didn’t matter as long as there were plenty of wings fins and
bubble tops to dazzle the potential car buyers as they saw these dream cars
right alongside the dream cars they saw the new offerings from from that
particular division and they’d see a relationship between the dream car and
the Buick that they could buy there was the 1956 Buick Centurion Buick
enthusiasts will recognize the sweep spare chrome on the Centurion as being
similar to the 1957 Buicks they might even recognize the rear fence
as being like those introduced on the 1959 models the rest of the car however
is a one-of-a-kind showstopper that looked as though in a travel here from
outer space this 56 Buick Centurion is an incredible mid-century fantasy of
what a car would look like outside you had a very low silhouette Plexiglas top
that let the Sun Shine in let you see out during a sunny day or even if you
were traveling down Broadway at night you could look up and see all the lights
inside you had a steering wheel that was cantilever to give you a lot of room on
the floor for your feet the steering wheel actually hung from a long arm that
extended from a central pod in the dashboard connected to the steering
column that a lot of aircraft themes you have little pods that contain the
instruments the front of this car also evokes the feel of an aircraft you’ve
got a grille that looks like a jet intake the headlights that look like
they’re recessed into jet engine pods all in all very futuristic fame the
Centurion was a fully functional automobile with a 325 horsepower v8 but
its advanced features like a video camera in the trunk lid that sent an
image of the road to a TV screen in the dashboard made it too complicated and
expensive to mass-produce one of the things that would probably have made it
impractical as a production car was the thing that made it most interesting from
the outside and that’s a plexiglass roof imagine sitting in this out in Palm
Springs on a warm summer day if the air conditioning failed or something went
wrong you had a problem it was like being inside a toaster oven a wide-open convertible on the other
hand conveyed a sense of freedom as well as the cool breeze one of the finest
examples of a 50s Motorama roadster has survived in the General Motors
collection in 1953 this was Cadillacs entry into the Motorama
it’s 1953 LeMans it features four headlight system for the first time on a
concept vehicle features a more modernized tail fin panoramic windshield
aircraft inspired gauges even the steering wheel has inlay Cadillac in
metal it really shows to the futuristic and aircraft inspired design of the 50
very fifties car as a concept car it was proportioned for drama its
windshield stood nearly eight inches lower than the standard Cadillac
convertible this made the car body look especially impressive the interior was
also unusually small for a Cadillac true to their identity as a luxury car
Cadillac interiors were generally very roomy up close there were other details that
set the LeMans apart as a concept car like the mirrors that were rendered in
miniature so they would not detract from the body one of the tell-tale sights
that you can tell that this is a concept vehicle is as made out of fiberglass
even though it looks like metal it’s not fiberglass allowed designers to sculpt a
concept car body that contained elaborate compound bends and curves the
experimental LeMans was named for Cadillacs heritage in the famed 24-hour
endurance race and the LeMans not only conveyed style but speed it was powered
by a 331 cubic inch Cadillac v8 stepped up to deliver 250 horsepower it’s
performance was enhanced by two air cleaners atop two four-barrel
carburetors and dual exhaust although futuristic when it was designed
its styling features soon became familiar trademarks on America’s
highways one of the reasons why the Lamaze does not look like a outrageous
show vehicle is that many of the features on this car would have
ultimately appear on later model Cadillacs
for instance the bumper and Grille looked very much like 54 55 Cadillac and
the quad headlights system on this car appeared on Cadillacs in 1957 Chevrolet’s first concept cars appeared
on the Motorama stage in 1953 there were three and all of them were Corvettes
there was the Corvette roadster corvette fastback and the corvette no man the
nomad station wagon later emerged in production as a Chevrolet the fastback
remained a concept car the 53 Corvette roaster became a production vehicle the
same vehicle so there’s a great example a concept car becoming a real production
automobile made of fiberglass just like the concept version the Motorama
Corvette became America’s first and best loved sports car the passion and
enthusiasm that the corvette-inspired led GM designers and engineers to
develop a racing version aimed at the public the concept was unveiled in 1959
and named the Corvette Stingray 59 Corvette was designed as a race car
and possibly one of the most beautiful Corvettes we’ve ever done and became the
role model or the road map for the 63 stingray so there’s another example of a
concept car concept car race car paving the way for a future production
automobile originally painted red the stingrays first race was in April of
1959 when it finished fourth competing against thoroughbred Porsches and race
proven Jaguars the next year it won its class in the
Sports Car Club of America championship not bad for a car that with a few
changes would make its way to the American Road for years later
all the great Corvettes can trace their lineage back to this car this car came
out 59 and when I say what are what are the what are the things about this car
that you can identify it with Corvettes it’s this very sharp hide atom line the
aerofoil section with wheel orientated pods on all four fenders it’s a very
sleek very powerful looking design inspired by stingrays hence the name
stingray on the car the first car to use the name stingray the stingrays first
powerplant was a 283 cubic inch v8 that produced 280 horsepower but just months
after its first race the car got a lighter body painted metallic silver and
a performance post this is a 377 cubic and special small-block Chevrolet about
400 plus horsepower the thing that’s a real particular interest to the
performance enthusiasts are these tuned headers these equal length tuned headers
that really help scavenge the engine to generate the high horse bars it was built for speed but conveyed that
message even when it was standing still 59 stringer
one of the most or just automobiles that we’ve ever done most concept cars
remained only wild ideas but the Corvette took the fast track from dream
car to reality driving enthusiasts finally got what they really wanted a
chance to own the dream when we return blast off with the rocket
cars the name for General Motors flagship
sports car the Corvette was the brainchild of Myron Scott who also
started the all-american soapbox derby concept cars will continue on modern
marvels by 1955 u.s. car production reached its highest point two days and
Americans were treated to ever-increasing fantasies of what the
car of the future might be like this concept car is the 1955 Firebird
one we comes out of here as the exhaust of
650 degrees and if you stay in one spot long enough on acceleration you will
burn the pavement up in the back of the vehicle that’s a product of a gas
turbine once thought of as the motor of the future gas turbines compress air and
blow it into a combustion chamber where fuel is added and ignited the resulting
gas is hot 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit the expanding gasses turn a turbine wheel
and produce power this is the gasifier turbine where the fuel hits comes
through here and goes back through and the air intake is over up into the front
right here which is hooked to the gasifier turbine and it pulls the air
through as a Spence goes into the gearbox and spins the gears in there and
we have the drive system hooked to that that goes through your transmission when
the Firebird one made its debut at the 1954 Motorama it was nicknamed the
rolling test-tube even if it didn’t yet offer practical transportation it was a
jaw-dropper Firebird one was really a Rd designed be
a showcase gas turbine technology to demonstrate how you could get a a gas
fire turbine in the everyday automobile key on fuel pump
pressures up over on earth the crank while pure at the Motorama spectators were awed
bites looks the needlenose Delta wigs tail fin and flip a bubble top these
were aerodynamic features from the cutting edge of aircraft design never
before seen on an automobile today super jet on wheels ran great as a
prototype for a turbine powered car the first Firebird was a rousing success in
film of the turbine powered wonder in 1954 showed it reaching speeds in excess
of 200 miles per hour on an Arizona track
and the flaps we’re not just for show at the rear of it
these are flaps to slow you down which we’re functional in the day when you’re
break they popped up and for slowing you down breaking breaking the air sure the
flaps served a purpose but make no mistake these cars were about
showmanship at the 1956 Motorama a mysterious new rocket car was unveiled –
clouds of mist and theatrical effects the public got its first peek and
Firebird tomorrow the second generation Firebird was more
than just a concept of what cars might someday be like it included a vision of
the future seasoned with a touch of Flash Gordon the idea of space travel
was more real to people than ever and Detroit seized upon that idea and they
thought well why not make cars look like rocket ships why not make them look like
they would actually drive on the highways of tomorrow perhaps even by
themselves the Firebird 2 concept car refined gas
turbine technology into a quieter more practical Road car while Firebird one
had seating for only the driver Firebird 2 offered room inside for a family of 4
right now the gauges here looks like a cockpit of an airplane because you have
all your turbine Inlet temperatures and power Terman rpms and your RPMs of the
engine oil pressure but again it is off the concept of a jet aircraft and you
have the instrumentation of a jet aircraft just the same
the Firebird 2 included creature comforts like air conditioning power
steering and power windows it has hidden headlights up front and you pull the
switch down it pulls them out either locked and right side of the funders it
also featured an electric hood that raised to reveal its experimental motor
this is a 220 horsepower turbine engine and the transmission is mounted up front
here and you have a atomizer pump which goes into the fuel nozzles here and when you’re cranking it over there’s
an air pump that shoots air in there and helps analyze the fuel for a better burn
on your light off hearing the turbine engine from one of
the Firebird startup is sort of eerie it has this eerie a filial wine and then of
course it loses a lot of air so there’s a whoosh yes that barks out of the
exhaust and it’s it’s just nothing like any car you’ve ever heard at cruising speed the turbine engine
hums along at 28,000 rpm and gets 50 miles to the gallon turbine engine but
gas turbines never beat out piston engines to power automobiles primarily
because gas turbines are made to run at a constant high speed
it also takes several seconds to rev the turbine up enough to move the car for
jet aircraft that’s okay but not for automobiles that drive in stop-and-go
traffic by the end of the decade the Space Age theme of concept car design
would have run its course but not before Cadillac got in there with one more just
exceptionally flamboyant rocket inspired car called the cyclone now remember in
1959 that was the year the Cadillac had the big fins well so did this one and
the two front pontoon fenders on this car looked like Rockets out of out of
something we see on its way to the moon in the 60s
the car gives you a extremely good peripheral vision you get a 360
panoramic view which makes it very easy to see around the car exhaust ports
mounted ahead of the front tires meant that the car was always driving into a
cloud of its own exhaust but with no tail pipes running underneath cadillac
engineers could drop the chassis down so that the cyclone road just a few inches
above the pavement car features a standard 390 cubic inch cadillac engine
makes 325 horsepower and i wouldn’t be surprised this car could top out well
over 120 miles per hour the cyclone was a rolling laboratory that cadillac used
to test some of its most advanced safety ideas in the front of the car the two
black domes are radar sensing domes which gives the car a proximity of what
it’s approaching not only in feet but also how much braking distance you’ll
need to stop the car you’re not paying attention to those gauges it has audio
Bowl alarm increases with pitch as you approach whatever is stationary in a
road the Cyclones collision avoidance radar was an automotive first and one
that has yet to be perfected for the mass market the outlandish plexiglass
top helped give the cyclone its science-fiction looks and led to an even
more unusual set of features because of the one-piece bubble top in
the absence of roll down window necessitated a intercom system so you
can communicate with people on the outside as well as they as a
pass-through door which allows you to pass going through to a toll booth or
exchange something with somebody on the outside the cyclone marked the end of
the 1950’s dream car era with style and excitement but the tradition is a pie
van well today when we return dream cars of the rich and famous for Sam the Firebird threes titanium and heat
resistant body required special drag wedge to slow it down from its top
speeds a joystick called the unit control operated the accelerating
braking and steering concept cars will continue on modern marvels like real
dreams most dream cars of the 1950’s were destined to become fleeting
memories while a few like the LeSabre and Firebirds were preserved by their
makers most concept cars were doomed they were kept by the manufacturers and
generally destroyed primarily because they weren’t good drivers they were
built to show a particular design theme or design idea or a propulsion idea and
once they had served their purpose the manufacturers did not have the foresight
to save them the so called crush rule among Detroit’s
auto makers insured the cars wouldn’t get into the hands of the public where
they might be driven and the manufacturer held responsible for any
injury or accident that resulted still decades later a few concept cars
have turned up in private collections some are even for sale my right here has
got a 53 Cadillac Kia one of two built worth about three hundred and fifty
thousand dollars to my left here we have a fifty four desoto adventure – this is
the only one in the world and it’s worth somewhere in the area four hundred and
fifty thousand dollars Don Williams is a self-described old car junkie turned
dream car dealer into the left of the DeSoto we have the Dodge firebomb and
this car here is worth about $250,000 unlike the cars destined for the crusher
Williams concept cars were made to be driven some were owned by the rich and
famous like Rita Hayworth and the King of Morocco only adding to their
one-of-a-kind mistake Williams has taken them out to a Las Vegas area Country
Club with a team of handlers and mechanics for some much-needed exercise the jewel of this collection the 1954
adventurer – a concept car by DeSoto he was purchased from parent company
Chrysler in 1956 by the King of Morocco after two years on the show circuit the
DeSoto adventurer – was one of the most flamboyant of all the Chrysler idea cars
it was long and low and sort of looked like a rocketship just flying along the
ground a very extroverted car and one of the wildest of the whole era power came
from de Soto’s version of the hemi v8 the 276 cubic inch motor cranked up a
respectable 170 horsepower the hemi engine got its name from its
hemispherical combustion chambers a feature that increased performance and
power it’s outrageous looks with a product of
Chrysler’s chief designer Virgil Exner who sent the car to the Italian design
house of Ghia whereas one of a kind’ body was made inside the adventurers
elegant turned aluminium instrument panel faces a pair of aviation inspired
leather seats which provide room enough for two in place in the back seats we
have fitted luggage was put in by the factor and as you can see that it’s all
strapped in and designed specifically for this car the adventurer is not the
only product of the Chrysler Ghia collaboration in Williams inventory
this prototype dodge was built third in a series of top-down concept cars that
were named fire arrow for this one-of-a-kind model designers added back
seats and a giant Chrysler powerplant this combination of brawn and beauty was
named the dodge fire bomb John workman is part of the team that keeps the cars
running and ready for sale 270 horsepower probably one of the very
first Hemi engines produced by dodge the exceptionally large heads of course on a
Hemi motor I mean there are a telltale sign of the car and the sheer power of
the engine itself it has the luxury ride to it it’s smooth
it’s very comfortable as far as handling goes it’s still a car from the 50s so it
still has that handling of a 50s car that big feeling when you turn the wheel the shift lever is unmarked and came
with no part position a telltale sign that this concept car was made to go not
stop when you step down on the accelerator you can feel the engine come
to life that all the 270 horse is all running at once it’s a feeling that
can’t be matched anywhere williams collection also demonstrates that
Chrysler was not the only domestic car maker that used Italian design Studios
like Ghia to fashion their concept car bodies this Cadillac was made in 1953 at
the gia studio in Turin it was a custom order for one of Hollywood’s most
glamorous stars this car would be best known for its one of its former owners
which would be Rita Hayworth think of the era and the 50s and in the grand
opulence of Hollywood at the time and Rita Hayworth driving down Sunset
Boulevard waving to her millions of fans at the time the Rita Hayworth via
Cadillac in my opinion is one of the best ever of that type of car it’s a
very voluptuous shape it’s powerful but somehow still feminine you’ll see a lot
of its lines show up in some of the Ghia Chrysler cars and it just looks great
going down the road many of the design is on the car or way
ahead of their time the spears that you see on the side of the automobile you’d
see in a Ferrari Testarossa in the later years thirty years after this car was
actually on the road under the hood was the Cadillac 331 cubic inch v8 the same
one used that year in the LeMans concept car the air cleaner and valve covers
were painted gold to match the Ghia wheels and trim we love that sound it gives you a
feeling the rumble it’s low and rich and it tells you that there’s power there
it’s just a wonderful feeling to be behind all of that best of all it’s available but well on
their half a million dollars I think the reason somebody would want to buy one of
these design cars today is because they’re absolutely beautiful and they’re
gonna have the only one in the world like all rare objects of art the dream
cars of the 1950’s have become priceless are there’s radicals that were back in
the 50s I think it’s kind of a the older some of us think they are some
still love the cars of the 50s the dream cars gave us a true dream and a vision
of what we hope the future would be like and they were they were just such
beautiful machines and as with dreams we admire the concept
cars of the 1950’s for what they remind us about ourselves