Ah yes my friends its time for another concept car, this time from the jet age
The 1958 Plymouth Tornado
The car has quite the history, but is it true?
It is built on a 1958 Plymouth Fury chassis that could be the only link to Plymouth
A poly 318 wide block small block
A push button shifted auto tranny
The car surfaced and billed as an historic Plymouth built concept car
Each time purchased by some semi famous eccentric it always wound up wasting away in some field
Anyone notice the hood, 49 Ford Pickup?
Appears at some time it was painted black, but reported to have originally been grey
The car is very reminiscent of one of the Spohn built cars from Germany and I am working on a feature, but need to pop one in here for the effect!
The most realistic story is the car was built in the 60's for a B movie then either the builder or new owner started to do the car show circuit and probably invented the story
My vote is a custom that over the years evolved into its current persona
This next one crossed my path as it was for sale over a long period of time
1957 Desoto S11 radical custom although originally presented as a lost Desoto concept car too
Once again a story that almost made sense, a floor manager who worked on the Desoto Assembly plant took a bunch of spare parts from Desoto and created this,never confirmed
We may never know!
The most amazing part of these two cars is George Barris never came up once!
With no place else to go with this one let us take off to the wild blue yonder.
A car needs a vertical stabilizer,jet intake and nose cone correct?
Jet Fighters the new rage fired many a designers imagination, did we want to drive a Fighter Plane?
The Harley Earl GM Firebirds
1960 Plymouth XNR
1951 Buick LeSabre
1956 Buick Centurion
1959 Ghia Streamline X Gilda
1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
You would have thought a car named Jet would have looked like one?
Moller Sky cars coming at ya
Whats a Matador?
This one went down in flames with it creators!