Saturday, January 26, 2013

Retro Cars of the Atomic-Space Age: The--What, Mobile!?

When the climes begin to succumb to the arrival of spring, as the new drive-in theater season ramps up across the nation, consider loading up your snacks and kids into the following vehicles for your evening jaunt to the big screen.

The Ford Futura

If this looks like the Batmobile from the 1960s TV're not mistaken. But it's not the Batmobile. This 1950s sci-fi looking beast is a futuristic concept car from Lincoln, a division of the Ford Motor Company and, as you can quite and plainly see, was not mass produced. What this car did was drum up a good deal of attention for Lincoln and Ford, and was featured prominently in 1959's It Started with a Kiss starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds.