Ford lincoln futura. Archive for the lincoln futura tag. The prototype for the original batmobile used in the 50s. In 1959 a red lincoln futura appeared in the mgm movie it started with a kiss starring glenn ford and debbie reynolds.
Ghia hand built the auto in turin italy which cost 250000 at the time. The 1955 lincoln futura was a prototype concept car designed by lincoln and built by ghia bodyworks in turin italy. Designed by the lincoln division of ford motor company the futura was constructed entirely by hand in turin italy for an extreme 250000.
Originally built by ford in the mid 1950s as the lincoln futura concept car on a prototype continental. George barris had in his a possession the 1955 lincoln futura concept car which he had purchased from ford for 100. It was built by ghia entirely by hand in italy at a cost of 250000 and displayed on the auto show circuit in 1955.
Ford had used it for many years to promote the car of tomorrow and in 1959 leased it to metro goldwyn mayer for the movie it started with a kiss starring debbie reynolds glenn ford. Original batmobile to pow. Many years later the lincoln futura was sold to car customizer george barris who was affiliated with ford at the time.
The lincoln futura was the work of the lead stylists from ford john najjar and bill schmidt. The lincoln futura was a concept car designed by the lincoln division of ford motor company. Lincoln was losing ground and needed something to catch the attention and imagination of magazines and newspapers to put lincoln back on the map.
The lincoln futura is a concept car promoted by fords lincoln brand designed by fords lead stylists bill schmidt and john najjar and hand built by ghia in turin italy at a cost of 250000 equivalent to 2300000 in 2018.