The car was identified from a postcard (No. QP-126) produced in 1989 by Quantity Postcards and discovered at Movie Memories Poster Shop, 502 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA (tel (415) 328-6265). KBren71455@aol.com notes that the car is featured in the book "Cars Detroit Never Built" as dating from 1954. The Vintage Web - Classic Car Picture Archive has an image of the car and notes it as being a prototype from 1958. The car appeared in an April 1995 advert in Wired Magazine for Qualcomm's Eudora E-mailer. The car, along with a large image of Supercar, also appeared in the December 1996 issue of T3 Magazine in the UK. ANIM8Rfsk@aol.com provided the overhead picture of the Ford FX-Atmos.Could this car have been one of the inspirations for Reg Hill's design for Supercar?
An image of the 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Fleetwood is show to the right, taken from a Glenmorangie Scotch Whisky advert in 2011
A pink diecast model of the Cadillac Eldorado Biaritz is available from
Maisto in 1/18th scale
Shows designer Harley Earl with his 1954 Firebird I, left, a jet
on wheels, and his later Firebird II.
Shows designer Harley Earl at the side of his 1959 Firebird III turbine car.
The lines of these two cars show some interesting similarities to Reg Hill's
So does this Fiat Abarth 750 1957 design by Giovan Battista (Pinin) Farina.
Anim8rfsk@aol.com kindly supplied an article from a supplement to TIME magazine called TIME Digital - Your Guide to Personal Technology, dated March 8, 1999. It pictures a range of 1950s and 1960s Futuristic Cars - many of which feature on this page. The largest image is of the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone Concept Car. See http://www.timedigital.com See for example the article on Dream Machines that appeared on-line in March 1999.
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