CARTOPIA, A TASCHEN BOOK by JIM CHERRY

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GOLDEN AGE DREAM CARS (1938-1970)


Granny takes a trip in Ford's 1954 FX-Atmos.



Ford's D-528 was an in-house test bed, never shown publicly.



Buick's 1969 Century Cruiser waved a sleek goodby to General Motor's space-age phase.



Simca of France built the Fulgur, a mock-up projected to utilize atomic power and radar.



Ford's Leva Car actually flew, if only as a tethered prototype on an indoor track



Kansan Darryl Starbird built futuristic customs that rivaled major manufacturers' dream cars


GM's Firebird III set a still unbroken record with its seven fins



Built by DeDion, painted by Barris, this bubble-topped coupe was owned by crooner Bobby Darin



Can a shoebox levitate? Curtis-Wright's air car answered that question at Rockefeller Center



Voluptuous and bejewled with chrome, Pontiacs' 1954 Strato Streak shows classic Harley Earl style



Ford's 1955 La Tosca was a radio-controlled 3/8 scale model complete with dummy driver


Buick XP-300 was a mechanical twin to the better known Le Sabre



"Case Special Super Speedster" was a homebuilt dream car fashioned from a WWII Jeep



Chrysler's 1957 Dart was designed in Detroit by Virgil Exner, built by Ghia in Italy.