Building the Lincoln Futura concept car

(June 17, 2015) The design team at Ford shows how a car is built from concept to reality in this riveting video. The ending shows the 1955 Lincoln Futura in a wind tunnel, freeze chamber, and on road testing.

The Futura was designed by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company by lead stylists Bill Schmidt and John Najjar Ferzely and built by Ghia entirely by hand in Turin, Italy. It was shown on the auto show circuit in 1955.

The Futura was used in the 1959 movie "It Started with a Kiss" starring Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford. In 1966, George Barris, who purchased the car in the late '50s, revitalized the Futura for use in the Batman television series.

Barris sold the Futura Batmobile to Rick Champagne at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in January 2013 for $4.62 million.

We think you will find this eight-minute video filmed 60 years ago extremely interesting.

Source: Wikipedia