Strangely enough, I found a French website, ViaComIT, that has an amazing article on American concept cars from the 50's and 60's. I don't really know what the article says (the French that I remember from high school is only good enough for me to know if cheese (fromage) comes on my ham (jambon) croissant (croissant). But the pictures tell it all! I must admit that I actually love car shows and the concept cars are typically my favorite part. I am also a huge fan of the aesthetic from the 50's and 60's, so this article, at the least the pictures anyway, was right up my alley!
Here are some of my faves:
The GM Firebird, II from 1954 and III and from 1958, looks like a jet on wheels!
This is the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket from 1956. Appropriately named.
This the Pontiac Club De Mer (1956) and if my French serves me correctly, I believe that can be translated as the Pontiac Club of the Sea. Very torpedo-esque.
This is the Ford X 2000. I guess in 1958 they thought, in the future, all cars would come with rudders.
I think this Cadillac Cyclone (1959) is my favorite. It reminds me of Wonder Woman's invisible jet...
This crazy Ford Gyron looks INSANE! It is like a car-cycle. Does it really only have 2 wheels???
There are so many more! Check them out, plus some rad video, here. I wonder what happened to all of these?