1955 lincoln futura concept car. The most common of them has barris foreclosing a storage lien against the futura and buying it for 1 and then being sued by ford. It was built by ghia entirely by hand in italy at a cost of 250000 and displayed on the auto show circuit in 1955. George barris had in his a possession the 1955 lincoln futura concept car which he had purchased from ford for 100. There are many stories about how car customizer george barris won ownership of the 1955 lincoln futura concept and some of them have even achieved the status of folklore.
The lincoln futura was a concept car produced in 1954 as a single prototype. Between pop culture appearances and its uniqueness the futura is one of those classic vehicles most auto enthusiasts would love to get a chance to see. Lincoln futura wikipedia the free encyclopedia the lincoln futura was a concept car designed by the lincoln division of ford motor company. This is a rare hard to find 1955 lincoln futura concept car that george barris modified into the batmobile for the batman series and is a 164 scale adult collectible.
The following year it appeared in multiple auto shows where it made waves. Rusty hurley back in the day think 1956 when the futura was still on the auto show market dad took me to an auto show. The futura was the brainchild of bill schmidt. Lincoln was losing ground and needed something to catch the attention and imagination of magazines and newspapers to put lincoln back on the map.
Minichamps 118 1955 lincoln futura concept le999 reviewed by. Designed by the lincoln division of ford motor company the futura was constructed entirely by hand in turin italy for an extreme 250000. 1955 lincoln futura concept the original batmobile the ultimate car that struck awe in countless fans for a decade was originally a concept dubbed the lincoln futura.