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Futuristic Dream Car From The Fifties


1954 Ford FX Atmos

Dream cars from the early 1950s were inspired by jet aircraft styling and rockets, like the futuristic Ford FX-Atmos.

Appearing at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show, the FX-Atmos featured tail fins, rocket exhaust taillights, needle-like radio antennae extending from the front and a glass dome roof.

The unusual cockpit had a center-mounted driver’s seat and 2-passenger rear seats. There was no steering wheel. The driver operated a pair of hand-grips while viewing a "Roadarscope" (radar screen) that providied highway information via the instrument panel.

Pin up model Bettie Page was featured with the Ford FX Atmos. S