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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Many believed that the following unique car was an alien-made

Look this extraordinary car was designed and built in 1965 for the 15th Hartford Autorama expo and was originally named 'Autorama Special'. The car's unique aluminum-made body was designed by Ben Delphia and the construction was handled directly by the Californian automotive genius, Gene Winfield.
1965 Winfield Reactor is built in 1965 for the 15th Hartford Autorama expo and was originally named 'Autorama Special'. (Picture from: RikHoving@Fotki)
Besides making this unique car, Gene Winfield is very well known as the person responsible for some very unique vehicles used both on the Hollywood's big screens and American TVs, such as the Spinner flying car for the Blade Runner, and even the Robocop's 6000 SUX
legendary car, etc.
1965 Winfield Reactor's unique aluminum-made body was designed by Ben Delphia and the construction was handled directly by the Californian automotive genius, Gene Winfield. (Picture from: Patrick McDowell@Pinterest)
As qouted of HistoryGarage, this futuristic car body is handcrafted from welded aluminum to cover a steel tubular frame mounted on the Citroen DS modified chassis and powered by an air-cooled flat-6 turbocharged engine of the Chevrolet Corvair.
1965 Winfield Reactor is sat on display with futuristic styled interios. (Picture from: BubbleMania)
Due to the the Corvair engine's profile is low and allowing the hood to be made in a low and elongated position, and presenting an attractive cabin access featured with scissor doors and a flip-up windshield/roof, as well as several other unique features such as the hood, headlights that hidden, all of which can be operated by remote control.
1965 Winfield Reactor is powered by an air-cooled flat-6 turbocharged engine of the Chevrolet Corvair. (Picture from: Conceptcarz)
The car became famous after appearing in a number of Hollywood's medias, such as in March 1968, taken role in the Star Trek TV series of the 54th episodes entitled 'Bread and Circuses,' in which the figure of this unique car was told as a car made on the 892-IV planet (the inhabitants call it Magna Roma) and advertised as the 'Jupiter 8' and after looking at the car, that almost seems believable.😀
1965 Winfield Reactor is sat on display at the Pebble Beach 2017 Dream cars. (Picture from: Darrell Williams@Pinterest)
Furthermore, a series of other quite impressive TV careers have also been carried out by this unique car, such as when taken role as a "dream car" in one episode of the Bewitched's TV serial, and even had been dressed with big hairy ears and tails to transform into the Catmobile in an episode of Batman's TV serial in the 1966.
1965 Winfield Reactor may be able to make the claim that it is actually the first car attached with scissor doors 3 years early before the Alfa Romeo Bertone Carabo. (Picture from: Richard Spiegelman@Flickr)
No wonder its figure became very famous, due to it is often surrounded by the Hollywood's celebrities who want to take pictures with it. After several owners, Gene Winfield bought back the car in 1995 which later changed its name to the 'Winfield Reactor'.
Interestingly, the car may be able to make the claim that it is actually the first car attached with scissor doors. As the automotive world knows that the scissor door feature was first embedded in the Alfa Romeo Bertone Carabo concept car of 1968. Now after looking at these pictures now, you may also agree with us that the Reactor which is 3 years earlier than the Carabo was the first vehicle to apply those features.
As quoted of Jalopnik, the Winfield Reactor is still existed today, as part of the Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Museum in Oklahoma, if you want to confirm for the scientific journal that the Reactor car's door did qualify as the first scissor door attached on the car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JALOPNIK | BUBBLEMANIA | CONCEPTCARZ | STARTREK | HISTORYGARAGE ]
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