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The mid-twentieth century craze for cars of tomorrow inspired a wild variety of miniature replicas.



Friction-drive toy by Marx, based on GM styling chief Harley Earl's custom-built Lesabre.




Mattel XP-1960 Dream Car's boxtop boasted that it was "the car you will be driving tomorrow."




Virgil Exner was the first major designer to look for the future in his rearview mirror.
Renwall produced models of his designs for revivals of classic marques.




Rubberband-powered kit from a series of fantasy designs by Hawk.





Loosely based on Buick's 1953 XP-300 concept, X-91 is controlled by hard-wired handset.




Mattel Dream Car with removable top and friction motor. Produced in "four futuristic colors."




Box for Mattel toy above boasts of exciting features like a "bomber bubble" top.




Cast metal toy predicts massive luggage capacity for tomorrow's motorists.




Pontiac's 1956 Club De Mer was skinned with brushed metal thirty years before the Delorean boasted this feature.




Revell kit of Lincoln's fabulous Futura was originally produced in 1956. Color mimics real car's fish scale paint.




Customizer Darryl Starbird built the Predicta from a wrecked Thunderbird. Monogram's kit was re-released over four decades.