Ford Product Development Center
16 June 2002
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A set of three framed photographs -
1961 Gyron Concept Vehicle - Gyroscopically-stabilized vehicles have been a dream for years. One of the first was the Gyron, developed in Ford's advanced design studio beginning in 1956 and introduced in a full-size model in 1961. Its technology was feasible at the time, but the cost was prohibitive even as a technology demonstration. The slim triangularly-shaped two-wheeled Gyron, with a canopy enclosing the two occupants, exemplifies the late Fifties' fascination with rockets and futuristic vehicles. This photograph of the Gyron full-size concept is a copy of examples hanging in the Ford Design Center and Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn. 37" x 47"
1952 Continental Nineteen Fifty X Concept Vehicle - This particularly important and well-known showcar from the early Fifties was extensively shown by Ford to gauge public reaction to its rocket and jet fighter styling. It was the first Ford to feature the round taillights that would become an identifying feature for years, continuing to the present-day "New" Thunderbird. Later renamed the X100, it became a fully operable showcar that also served to develop and test new systems that might be incorporated in future production. This photograph is a copy of examples hanging in the Ford Design Center and Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn. 37" x 47"
1954 Atmos Concept Vehicle - The Atmos debuted to amazement at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show. Unabashedly futuristic Atmos startled onlookers and succeeded in drawing attention from competing concepts of the time, an effect its photograph still has. This photograph is a copy of examples hanging in the Ford Design Center and Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn. 37" x 47" (3)
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