Best Concept Car Designs from the Fabulous 50′s

Oh those were the days! Early stages of Space Age were a great source of inspiration for many artists. The Googie style in architecture and interior designs, and of course the “space culture” in automotive design – that’s only a couple of spheres affected by Space euphoria of that epoch.

The concept designs below reflect the best design trends of the early “Space Age” – using tailspins, small wings and other aerodynamic elements that were allegedly borrowed from the space engineering. We can’t call these cars extremely beautiful but they are surely essential parts of a design history that are worth being honored. Despite all weird forms and rather futuristic styles, the Fabulous 50′s gave many awesome legendary cars – from Cadillac Eldorado 62 to Ford Fairlane and Chevy Bel-Air.

This collection is our tribute to all those designers that were brave enough to create extraordinary and controversial things because this is the right way to make something really unique and elegant.

Pontiac Club de Mer

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Cadillac Cyclone

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Ford X 2000

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GM Firebird I

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GM Firebird II

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GM Firebird III

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Chrysler Dart

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Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser

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Packard Predictor

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Oldsmobile Golden Rocket

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Mercury D-528

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Ford La Tosca

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Lincoln Futura

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Chevrolet Biscayne

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Pontiac Bonneville

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5 Responses to Best Concept Car Designs from the Fabulous 50′s

  1. Hermitbiker says:

    …. great concept cars from the 50′s, they don’t seem so bizarre now, but back then they might have gotten laughed at…. looks like they kept some of the names alive through the years though !! :)

  2. Tony Cars says:

    These are all so beautiful…but they all bare a total resemblance to the cars of the time. I think it’s fair to say that humans have taken a great leap forward in our imaginations, creating machines, environments and even galaxies that are much more different than out real experiences that what was imagined just a few decades ago.

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  4. a. more says:

    the guys that dreamed these beauties never wasted a day on a video game or cable tv.

    they laid on a slope on a hot summer night and stared at the sky. they took their inspiration from the stars.

    those space race years are the most imaginative of the decades but, we found what God had already told us was there.

    defeated we latched on to evolution.

    hey,it wasn’t a total waste. we got satellite tv to babysit our kids while we work to pay taxes & wait to die.

  5. Dave Mathers says:

    GM did a pretty good job of ‘dumbing down’ the Biscayne!! LOL