Coffee and a Concept – 1954 Ford FX-Atmos

The 1950s were full of wacky concepts.  The space age was on in full tilt; science fiction was becoming one of the most popular themes for movies, television and books; and cars were often designed after airplanes and rocket ships.  Enter the FX-Atmos from Ford.

Introduced in 1954 as a conceptual, the FX-Atmos had far out styling, a Jetsons-like cockpit, a centralized driving position, joystick controls, and a rear monitor meant for who-knows-what purpose.  Truly an outlandish conceptual design, the purported futuristic nuclear engine seemed almost an afterthought.  The Future eXperimental ATMOSphere was a pure concept, unable to roll under its own power.

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