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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Here's The Nashole, the 2019 'Hot Wheels Legends Tour' winner

Recently, a modified 1957 Nash Metropolitan was crowned as the winner of the 'Hot Wheels Legends Tour' at the SEMA Show 2019, which took place on November 5-8, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
1956 Nash Metropolitan aka. The Nashole. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33RApOz)
This unique car has a nicknamed 'The Nashole' is a modified car result of Greg Salzillo and Dave Ford. They built this iconic Nash Metropolitan with the aim to "look different from other custom cars," and they succeeded.

While most of the custom cars that took part in the contest looked neat, and 'The Nashole' had a 'fierce' look, with faded paint, dirty grille, rusty touches visible on several parts of his body and using steel wheels wrapped in the tires with white-colored trim.
Left side view of 1956 Nash Metropolitan aka. The Nashole. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33RApOz)
The power that drives this car comes from a 5.0-liter V8 engine that has been equipped with a unique dice-shaped filter, an Edelbrock carburetor, and exhaust coming out from the side. The engine is capable of producing power up to 300 hp (224 kW), which is more than seven times the output of the original car which is only 40 hp (30 kW).
Dashboard view of 1956 Nash Metropolitan aka. The Nashole. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33RApOz)
And Mattel said that the car won the Hot Wheels contest this year because of its "originality of design and custom spirit". This is not an easy task, because 'The Nashole' must defeat nearly 5,000 competitors from 20 cities across America. Then the car must also be rated by Hot Wheels designers and fans including Adam Carolla, Richard Rawlings, Jay Leno, and MotorTrend editor in chief Ed Loh.
Engine view of 1956 Nash Metropolitan aka. The Nashole. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33RApOz)
According to Vice President of Design of Hot Wheels, Ted Wu, "We chose 'The Nashole' because it represented the true spirit of custom by uniting and creating impressive cars that were built, not bought." Wu added, "You saw it and immediately knew this car has the destiny to become a 'Hot Wheels' with that unique color, appearance and, of course, those dice."
Like the winners of the 'Hot Wheels Legends Tour' in previous years, 'The Nashole' will later be made a 1:64 scaled die-cast version, which will be available on the market starting in 2020. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Friday, December 6, 2019

The Holy Mother of Metal, Thor 24 been sold at $12 million price-tags

Recently, an unnamed car collector made a surprise at a special auction event held in Saudi Arabia. It was known that he bought an unusual car for around the US $12 million (Rp.169.09 billion) at an auction held by Worldwide Auctioneer.
Thor 24, a unique monstrous-sized truck was the brainchild of Mike Harrah and built by the help of the automotive builder Tim Spinks, and Paul Abram. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34TjVqu)
Indeed the car he bought at the auction was not an ordinary vehicle. Apparently, he bought a truck that was named by the maker as Thor 24. As quoted from Autoblog, this unique monstrous-sized truck was the brainchild of Mike Harrah and built by the help of the automotive builder Tim Spinks, and Paul Abram. In its 7-years long developing process, the enormous-sized truck spends around the US $7 million or Rp.98.64 billion.
Dashboard view of Thor 24, a big-rig truck powered with 24-cylinder V12 12-cylinder supercharged engines. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Yki0Jh)
The exterior is visible with a striking accent in the form of a series of horns wrapped in a layer of chrome and polished aluminum and stainless steel. In a similar color nuance also applied to other components such as driveline, hubs, brakes, spoilers, sunroof.

At the rear side of the cabin, there's an illustration of Thor known as the god of thunder in Norse mythology, which later taken as the name of this monstrous-sized vehicle. Then, enter its interior, there's a classic impression due to the steering wheel that still uses a layer of wood. While on the panel meter on its dashboard uses aluminum materials.
At the rear side of the cabin, there's an illustration of Thor known as a Nordic thunder god, which later taken as the name of this monstrous-sized vehicle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34TjVqu)
Physically, Thor 24 has a length of 13.4 meters and weighs 14.5 tons. This giant truck is a long version of the 1979 Peterbilt 359 model. Almost all the details on it were remade, including its two V12 machines. Besides that, the Thor24 is also known as one of the most powerful semi trucks for now and dubbed the "Holy Mother of Metal."
This unique truck, which weighs around 1,451 kg is equipped with two 24-cylinder V12 12-cylinder supercharged Detroit engines that able to spew a maximum power of 3,794 horsepower at 2,500 rotations per minute.

With such engine power is able to make it speeding on the streets up to 209 kph. In addition, this monster truck is also equipped with a manual gearbox, independent suspension and also equipped with electric brake devices. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HOTCARS | AUTOBLOG]
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

These all-unique cars are inspired by cartoon films

Seeing the vehicle shapes that appear in a film often makes people feel challenged to bring it to the real world. This is also done by Ron Berry, a retired builder from Utah.
Ron Berry's curve-bodied 1965 VW Kombi called Surf Seeker. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PbY3Qx)
One of which, He ever made one extreme vehicle creation that resembles the 1965 VW Kombi. How not extreme, this unique car was made because it was inspired by a cartoon movie titled 'Finding Nemo,' and he built the curve-bodied car as if it came from that cartoon.
Right side view of Ron Berry's curve-bodied 1965 VW Kombi called Surf Seeker. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/383FLKc)
Well, the car that was given an orange glow and white pearl paint jobs were introduced under the name of Surf Seeker and was built based on sketches made directly from his hands. Even to build this unique car, Berry spent up to two years.
Front view of Ron Berry's 1956 Ford F-100. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Rh8KUF)
Although it does not look like a car in general, this car has been equipped with several sophisticated features. For example, with electronic devices embedded in this car that can be controlled remotely by using a remote control, including to open doors and rear hood.
Rearview of Ron Berry's 1956 Ford F-100. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Rh8KUF)
Not only that, the Surf Seeker carries a 4-cylinder engine that is combined with supercharged technology. "This car is quite impressive with an engine capable of producing around 210 horsepower," said Ron, as quoted of whichcar.com.au.
Ron Berry's custom woodie wagon called Shortbreak. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PbY3Qx)
In addition to the unique car-shaped 1965 VW Bus, Berry has also made other unique cars. One of them is the 1956 Ford F-100 wrapped in garish yellow paint which has a surfboard on the back. This pickup truck is also made in such a way that it looks like 'born' from a cartoon movie.
Rear-left side view of Ron Berry's custom woodie wagon called Shortbreak. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PbY3Qx)
But do not ever underestimate it, due to the car is equipped with a 528 BDS 871 Blower V8 engine which delivers the power on the rear axle through C6 Transmission and produces power of 825 horsepower. This awesome surfer truck is sure to get you to all of your surfer pints fast to the beach in style.
Then there is another unique car made by Ron Berry named 'Shorebreak,' a car wrapped in blue colors, looks very unique when viewed from the outside or inside. The car also inspired by the cartoon film.
This custom woodie wagon built out of fiberglass and wood. And this unique car used a 302ci 5.0L V8 and rolls on an astonishing 33×19.5 wheels on the rear. And once again, the wagon is accompanied by powered features that open its suicide doors, fenders and trunk at the press of remote control buttons.
After this, what kind of car will Ron Berry make? Only time will tell, but certainly, Mr. Berry is a craftsman with unlimited imaginations. To see more, visit Ron Berry’s YouTube page. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WHICHCAR.COM.AU | STREETMUSCLEMAG | LEGENDARYFINDS]
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A unique sports car unveiled at the Riyadh Motor Show 2019

Some time ago an automotive exhibition event was first held in Saudi Arabia, the Riyadh Motor Show 2019, just ended on Thursday, November 28th, 2019. The international exhibition for motor vehicles is the most influential automotive show in the region that displays the latest modern passenger and commercial cars and other motor vehicles from around the world.
GFG 2030 all-terrain sports car unveiled at the Riyadh Motor Show 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2DHimjH)
But there is something that makes this automotive expo even more interesting. At the event also launched an electric-powered car that has a blend of the appearance of an all-terrain supercar named '2030.' The car was unveiled by Turki Al-Asheikh, chairman of the General Entertainment Authority and president of Riyadh Season.
Front view of the GFG 2030 sports car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Y9xLmc)
This 2,000 kg electric-powered futuristic sportscar built and designed by an Italian company named GFG Style. From its physical appearance, the car shape seems inspired by its latest car named GFG Kangaroo has debuted at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Dashboard view of the GFG 2030 sports car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/386PQpr)
This futuristic looks car is said to be the one-off car and made specifically for the Riyadh Motor Show 2019. The black and green colored electric supercar is claimed to be suitable for all kinds of roads, unlike other sports cars. Its roof and body are made of a mixture of aluminum, fiber, and carbon.
Rear view of the GFG 2030 sports car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Y9xLmc)
So far, the car able to spew power of 540 horsepower of its electric motors, and also from the video said the car capability traveled as far as 350 km (217.48 miles) on a single battery charges and has a top speed of 200 kph (124 mph) in all-terrains.
The unique sports car has been auctioned at the Riyadh Motor Show for the US $854,489 (approx Rp 12.07 billion) on Saturday, November 30, 2019. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SAUDI GAZETTE | ARAB NEWS]
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One-off Plymouth Belmont concept

The 1950s became an era in which various automotive manufacturers, especially from the United States (US), wanted to move on to a bolder new future after the Second World War, where they then produced a variety of unique and fantastic concept cars.
1953 Plymouth Belmont. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2L8AAif)
One of the US automotive manufacturers including Chrysler, created a Plymouth Belmont dream concept car in 1954, with the body design and features that were classified as sophisticated in its time.

With fiberglass body and built on a standard Plymouth chassis, Belmont could actually be a Chrysler mainstay product to rival the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Thunderbird, if only this concept was approved for production.
Interior view of 1953 Plymouth Belmont. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2L8AAif)
Unfortunately, management did not allow the production of Plymouth Belmont, and eventually, this concept became the only unit - and a complete prototype - ever built. Fortunately, even though many previous Plymouth concept cars were destroyed, Belmont was 'rescued' by Virgil Exner (Chrysler's Vice President of Design in that era), who took him home and took care of it.
Engine view of 1953 Plymouth Belmont. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2L8AAif)
About 60 years later, the Plymouth Belmont Concept is still in very well maintained condition. The car has been auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in early 2018 and was sold at $1,320,000. 
The car is equipped with its original 4.0-liter V8 engine, which can produce power of 157 horsepower and mated with a three-speed automatic transmission system.
1953 Plymouth Belmont. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2L8AAif)
The Plymouth Belmont Concept is one of around 1,000 classic the Belmont was highly publicized and well-received by the public at the various major automobile shows at which it was displayed – including the 1954 New York Auto Show. Wanna see another Plymouth's concept car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BARRET-JACKSON | DESIGNBOOM]
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Another unique and scarce French-made microcar

It can be said if the car is not much different from humans when viewed in terms of size, there are those who have large sizes and some are even small and cute. There are types of vehicles known as microcar that are so small that they only can be used in tandem positition. Not only small in size, but also has a cute design but very adorable when you see it.
1950 Reyonnah prototype microcar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33DgxP4)
Then these cute cars or microcars ever reached their peak in the late 1940s to early 1950s. It recorded, some of the world's automotive manufacturers have ever been made variants of these cute cars such as BMW Isetta, then there're Heinkel Kabine, Messerschmitt KR175, Piaggio Vespa 400, Paul Vallée Chantecler and many others.

Well, have you ever heard or seen the figure of the French-made microcar named Reyonnah Microcar? If not, we will discuss it now. The microcar was originally made by Robert Hannoyer, the owner of an auto repair shop in Paris. Uniquely, the name of the car is taken from the car maker's last name reversed was Reyonnah (the reversed of 'Hannoyer').
1951 Reyonnah production version microcar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Y0OsQP)
The prototype was shown off for the first time at Paris Salon de l'Auto in 1950 (the blue-colored car) while the production version in 1951 (the white-colored one). This cute car shaped like a torpedo has a dimension of length of 2.9 meters and width of only 1.45 meters. Even so narrow, the car's cabin layout is made like a motorcycle, where its passenger sit directly behind the driver.

There is another unique thing, the blue-colored prototype car uses the tub with parallelogram hinges construction and can be folded downwards, so the vehicle can occupies a parking area only 75 cm wide. While the production version (white colored car) settled on, with a hinged convertible roof.
To be able to make it run, this cute car (both prototype and production version) uses a 4-stroke single-cylinder AMC's engine with a displacement of 175cc, and capable of spewing power around 8.5 horsepower. But don't expect to be speeding if you drive in this cute car, because the top speed is only 70 kph!

This cute car is very rare, due to were made in limited numbers. So do not be surprised if at this time, Reyonnah Microcar much sought after by the automotive collectors in the world. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MICROCAR MUSEUM]
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Mercedes-Benz's hot rod-styled concept car

Recently the famous German automotive manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz showcased its newest Vision Mercedes Simplex, a concept car carried a classic hot rod-styled in a futuristic nuanced. As reported of Carscoops, the well-known German automotive manufacturer has been unveiled the Vision Mercedes Simplex concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019.
The Vision Mercedes Simplex, a concept car carried a classic hot rod-styled in a futuristic nuanced inspired by 1901 Mercedes 35 HP Simplex. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QUUi4t)
News about this Mercedes-Benz concept car has actually been heard since mid-September 2019. It is said that the Vision Mercedes Simplex concept car was inspired by the 1901-produced classic car named the Mercedes 35 HP Simplex, which is known as a quite dominating racing car in the Nice-La Turbie racing event in France. This car is also known as the company's first car.
The Vision Mercedes Simplex comes with a monocoque frame but has no roof and windshield. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KWTUPi)
And after 118 years, Mercedes-Benz again presented a concept model taken from the series. As a result, here's a car created in a nice color combination of white, blue and black named the Vision Mercedes Simplex wrapped in a perfect combination of classic and futuristic styles. 
1901 Mercedes 35 HP Simplex, the first DMG's car used name 'Mercedes,' was developed by DMG's chief designer Wilhelm Maybach for Emil Jellinek. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/30LBd6v)
The Vision Mercedes Simplex comes with a monocoque frame but has no roof and windshield. While the car's cabin which was given an azure blue color on the floor and its seats can only accommodate two people (driver and passenger) who sat on a luxury seat made by Chesterfield. And the dashboard displays a simple classic car typical style with instrument clusters in a touch of rose gold accents. 
The Vision Mercedes Simplex's cabin which was given an azure blue color on the floor and its seats. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KWTUPi)
The exterior is given a white finish for the front and black on the back. Both of these colors are also used for the wheels. The grill design looks futuristic with some typical the company's logo filling the inside. But on the part that is shaped like a radiator in front daubed with a touch of rose gold accents and added a 3D display with 'Mercedes' writing digitally.
The Vision Mercedes Simplex's exterior is given a white finish for the front and black on the back. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KWTUPi)
Unfortunately, there are no technical specifications of this Vision Mercedes Simplex concept, only mentioned that this is a sculpture on wheels that was made as a show-car. Through this concept, Mercedes-Benz also wants to convey a message, if they always prioritize luxury and also complementary innovations between past and future history. 
And the Mercedes-Benz's chief design officer, Gorden Wagener said, "Only a strong brand like Mercedes-Benz, which is able to build a car with a blend of history and future, and the Vision Mercedes Simplex became a symbol of transformation from Mercedes-Benz which already has a strong image as a luxury car brand." *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAIMLER | CARSCOOPS | MOTOR1]
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

One of the unique retro concepts made by Pininfarina

One of the most interesting concept cars ever made by the famous Italian automotive design house, Pininfarina, is the one they built in early 1956, named Nash Rambler Palm Beach. It has a striking appearance, the Palm Beach is a new sports car concept and is a perfect replacement for the Nash-Healey model. And the Nash Rambler Palm Beach was introduced in early 1957, but unfortunately, it was never mass-produced.
1956 Nash Rambler Palm Beach by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pMXX9r)
Uniquely, instead of being a mere "show car", Palm Beach turned out to be a prototype that made as a fully functional vehicle and can be driven normally, where's the car should be made its production version shortly after the car introduced to the market.

The Nash Rambler Palm Beach is built on a wheelbase of 101.5 inches, with a height of only 49.7 inches, a width of almost 68 inches and an overall length of 176 inches. The exterior of Palm Beach features a round central air intake surrounded by two unique oval-shaped air holes.
Left side view of the 1956 Nash Rambler Palm Beach by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pMXX9r)
Its front looks were so elegant and combined with stylish plastic headlights. These lines are meticulously carved and don't use a lot of chrome, which when compared with other cars of the era, makes Palm Beach look so unique and futuristic.
Interior view of the 1956 Nash Rambler Palm Beach by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pMXX9r)
Despite being a sports car, Palm Beach has plenty of room for two passengers and plenty of room for luggage. All major mechanical components, including the start system with the popular clutch pedal, come from Rambler with a wheelbase of 100 inches. This clutch pedal system replaces the starter button below the clutch pedal.
Engine view of the 1956 Nash Rambler Palm Beach by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pMXX9r)
And its engine, Nash Rambler Palm Beach relies on a six-cylinder flathead engine capable of producing power of 82 hp at 3,800 rpm, with 138-ft.lbs of torque at 1,600 rpm. Because the low hood does not allow enough space to accommodate the manufacturer's size carburetor, and Weber's carburetor is used instead.

The Palm Beach's interior is laid out nicely, featuring individually adjustable bucket seats, covered with cowhide with large cushions placed between them. Large map bags are placed at each door, while a long, thin gearshift lever is mounted on the floor, operating a three-speed manual transmission.
The Nash Rambler Palm Beach is actually a very interesting luxury sports car concept, unfortunately, when the car finishes its debut, the American Motors Company (AMC) which has acquired Rambler is no longer interested in showing sports cars in their vehicle lineup. Palm Beach eventually became a show car that AMC brought to various auto shows as an additional attraction, but it never put it into the production line. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OLDCONCEPTCARS]
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It wasn't the mythical box, just the 1950s Japs scarce scooter

The presence of many new scooter models today does not necessarily make classic scooters lose their prestige. Likewise, the classic scooters presented by the Japanese brands from around the 1950s may still be few who know of its existence. As has been known and been presented in previous articles about the existence of several early scooters made by Japanese companies from the era of the 1950s.
1959 Tosho Pandora 125 cc scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2XT3ZlL)
Now on this occasion, we still discussed one of the unfamiliar Japanese-made scooters of the 1950s. Maybe some of you are not familiar with the Tosho brand that we will discuss in this article. The Japanese manufacturer with the formal name 'Tosho Auto Industry Co., Ltd.' is known for its two-wheeled vehicle products only for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) in a relatively short period of times, namely 1958 and 1963. So this is probably why the company's products are only known in Japan.
1958 Tosho Echo 50 cc moped. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37CkzKM)
From a source we found in cyberspace which later quoted by us, namely www.oldjapanesebikes.com, this company is a joint venture company between a Japanese pioneers Tohatsu and Changwon so that's known as Tochang (while other sources mention that the company collaborated with Showa).

The company has a base in Chiyoda, Tokyo. And during its time in the world of the two-wheeled vehicle industry, the company was recorded to have ever produced a moped in 1958 named Tosho Echo, which uses an engine of its own-made with the capacity of 50 cc.
1959 Tosho Pandora 125 cc scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37CkzKM)
Then in 1959, the manufacturer was later launching a prototype scooter that was named Tosho Pandora or Pandra, in contrast to a moped powered by a machine with a displacement of 50 cc, then this Pandora scooter used a 125 cc engine displacement. Interestingly, both of them turned out to apply the pull-starter system to start their engine, instead of the kick-starter like most motorbikes at the time.
1959 Tosho Pandora 125 cc scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2OKneK5)
Then no less unique, the Tosho Pandora scooter was looked pretty cool with a tailfin shape that at a glance similar to one that pinned on the American car-made at the time such as the Chevrolet Bel Air and others. At that time, the existence of the tailfin was believed to be a 'stabilizer' to place the 'pressure center' as far as possible behind the vehicle (if it's applied to cars). But if it is applied to a scooter, what should the function of it? What do you think?

Finally, in 1963, the company was taken over by Yamaha Motor Company, one of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers after being unable to survive the harsh business competition in the two-wheeled vehicle industry and since then this brand was disappeared.😢
1959 Tosho Pandora 125 cc scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2XGJ2KD)
Hence, the existence of the Tosho Pandora scooter today is very rare, even in Japan too. This is indicated by the rarity of pictures from this scooter in cyberspace and even some of the images that were later displayed in this article were also coming from those few sources.

Due to its rarity, it made seem like a mysterious figure like the mythical box Pandora's box. If you have additional information regarding this unique Japanese scooter. Don't hesitate to comment in Our comments column below. We really appreciate all the information you submit.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PICUKI | OLDJAPANESEBIKES]
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Monday, November 25, 2019

If only this car could fly, I want to fly with it

In the 1950s, magazines in the US were filled with pictures of future cars and space vehicle concepts that were predicted to be available in the late 20th century. Then, many automotive manufacturers are competing to make this dream car design to tempt the public and show it off at various car shows.
1958 Ford X-2000 concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KRyT8w)
Often, the various car concepts are only limited to concepts, which have never been realized into a 'real car'. Well, one of the concept cars that is quite unique is the Ford X-2000, designed by Bill Balla and Alex Tremulis in 1958, which was previously famous for its legendary Tucker style. The car was made from sketches to scale models, but not more than that.
Front three-quarter of the 1958 Ford X-2000 concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KRyT8w)
One of the most distinctive features of the Ford X-2000 is the muzzle, which is actually not very modern (or reasonable), even for its size in 1958. The grille and hood are clearly inspired by the Ford Edsel 1957, a car that could make the parent company, Ford, lost a lot of money because of the swelling production costs.
Front view of the 1958 Ford X-2000 concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KRyT8w)
In the context of the exterior design itself, the vertical oval motifs carried by X-2000 at that time were widely touted as "egg on the horns", "horse collars", even "collision rings" designs; to various other names which are more sarcastic and even tend to be rude.
Interior view of the 1958 Ford X-2000 concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34seKhn)
Apart from public controversy, the passenger compartment in this concept car looks similar to the vehicle used in the sci-fi series The Jetsons, but the rear is quite iconic with the presence of 'yank tank' which became a kind of characteristic car of the 1950s era, apart from the presence Rocket-style taillights on the back.
Left side view of the 1958 Ford X-2000 concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KRyT8w)
The Ford X-2000 initially only became a scale model concept, but in 1994, a British automotive enthusiast named Andy Saunders saw this concept in the book Dream Cars (JR Picard, 1981). He also tried to pursue the 'impossible dream' to build it and based on the 1962 Mercury.
The result was extraordinary because this car successfully attracted a lot of interest in classic car enthusiasts including the automotive media to see it. The Ford X-2000 Concept made by Andy Saunders was eventually invited to perform at various automotive exhibitions ever since. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ANDI SAUNDERS | OLDCARCONCEPTS]
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