The 1955 Ford Mystere promised a push button starter, a radio telephone, a flip-over steering wheel that allowed it to be driven from either of the swiveling front seats, and a gas turbine engine under the rear deck. This would be replaced three years later by a ‘small nuclear reactor’ in the extraordinary Ford Nucleon.
Unveiled on April 20, 1962 at the Seattle World’s Fair. The showcar contained a lot of pipe-dream technology that has become commonplace today, including interactive computer navigation, mapping and auto information systems, and it featured an interchangeable fuel cell and bodywork.
1954 FORD FX-ATMOS (The Future eXperimental ATMOSphere) Concept Car - ‘Powered by the atom’, the FX-ATMOS sported a Jetsons-like cockpit, a centralized driving position, joystick controls and a rear monitor for passenger television viewing, among a number of other fab features.