“Schmidt said he quietly stepped up and told Breech he had been working on a proposal in the back room that Breech might want to take a look at.”
Bill Schmidt was the gifted designer of the Lincoln Futura, the Lincoln XL-500, the Packard Predictor, and the ’56 Lincoln.
The 1961–65 Lincolns are recognized as some of the finest and best designed cars ever produced.
Lincoln came very close to being cancelled.
”For the man who wants everything—The ’63-1/2 Super Torque Ford Sports Hardtop.“
It was quickly obvious that McNamara was the smartest guy in the room.
The Ford Falcon was preceded by 30-years of attempts to develop a car smaller than what Ford was already producing.
Ford’s answer to Michigan’s potholes.
The Sentinel was savaged by the American automotive press, but the Europeans loved it; its design received multiple awards.
What could possibly go wrong?
The Chrysler Turbine Car’s design was heavily influenced by ex-Ford designers.
Possibly the only show car that ever destroyed a restaurant.
The X-100 is easily Ford’s most important concept car—and it was distinctly a Ford product.
Alex Tremulis told Mr. Ford he needed a zero-lift car to fix the T-bird lift problem.
The Story of Alex Tremulis and Ford’s Gyron.
Designer Buzz Grisinger—From Atomic Bombs to Mercury Styling.
Abandoned efforts: Ford’s 1961 Unitron RV/Mobile Office and Ford’s 5th Wheel, T-Bird-towed Trailer.
Fords Mini Van turned Chrysler.
V=SxO once again proven to be true.
What would 1950s unrestrained creativity be without at least one reactor loader?
Ford’s reaction to the success of the 1960 Corvair Monza.
Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen versus Lee Iacocca
Perhaps it was a good thing that the program was cancelled.
The ebb and flow of Continental proposals that never saw production.