The entire glass dome lifted up. Hinged at the back, the canopy could be opened up 70-degrees.
A radio telphone was housed in a console between the two rear bucket seats. Push Button Start.
The aircraft-type steering wheel was a throw-over, meaning that the car could be driven from either front seat.
The scoop at the top of the windshield supplied fresh air into the 4-passenger cockpit.
Modern features were push button ignition switch, padded dash and a TV set behind the front seat.
Air flowed into the periscope-type scoop.
The 1957 models all owe their fins, quad headlights, and taillights to this car.
Video screen for rear seat passenger entertainment. Watch your favorite TV shows in glorious black & white. Check out the “rabbit ears” antenna at the back of the car.
Mario on Oct 17, 2021 said:
The new 1955 Ford Mystere Concept Car was ultra modern with many gadgets and a fiberglass body.
Unfortunately this car did not survive and was scrapped sometime in the 70's.
What are the Gear Heads thoughts on this Future Car from Ford good or bad? Cheers![Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Oct 18, 2021 said:
I tuned back in for those grins and giggles and Lord have mercy, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
If that is a concept car, I see all the CONS.
At least call it a PROject car. At least the word "PRO" is in that.
I don't think they finished it.
Did the nightly custodian just sweep up a bunch of parts that were on the floor and the designers came in the next morning and went WOW......LOVE IT.
I call it the Ford MYSTERY, not the MYSTERE. Or do they mean it mis-steers down the road?
I had to go put drops in my eyes after seeing this.
I vote the plastic model looks the best.
Even different paint schemes can't mask it's look.
Sorry but I think the designers should have been sent to a design studio for something other than cars. Maybe ladies dresses, and hats, and even toys.
Just my .02 Glad I stopped by. Be safe.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Oct 20, 2021 said:
You're right George!
It goes to show how the GM Design Engineers far out classed and out performed all other manufacturers.
I believe this is why GM was number 1 for decades. Their Sales team was great but the cars really sold themselves. Gone are those days. Cheers.[Reply to this comment]