Museum of Fine Arts Houston show
Neat pictures. The car must have originally had the early '32-'36 21-stud V8 engine like I have in my '35 Cabriolet.
That "water pump in head" version presented cooling problems for Ford that was finally solved with the later "pump in block" 24-stud engine that is shown in the small "under hood" shot in the brochure.
Like the Model T where #4 is in a hotter part of the block, #4 and #8 on my 21-stud are in the hotter part of the cooling system.
Who has that car now?
Ken in Texas
The write up says Courtesy of the Edsel and Elanor Ford House? Whatever that may be. Estate?
To my sense of aesthetics, that is one UG-LEE car, even if it was an in-house special design.
But then again, I really don't care for where car styling went after around 1925.
Gaukler Point in St Clair Shores, Michigan, is where Eleanore and Edsel Ford built their dream house. The group that maintains this estate also manages Henry Ford's Fair Lane estate.
More information at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edsel_and_Eleanor_Ford_House
When you come up to see the Piquette Plant, stop and see these estates, too. We'll even toss in Nankin Mills, one of the Ford Industries.
Is this a model, not full size, if not there is quite a story about the life of this car?
Yea,i am confused, is this a sculpture or the real car? And if it is a model, why would someone go to that much trouble and not go ahead and make a real car?
What a beautiful car. He had great taste.
Burger, Looks way better than anything DeSoto ever did. Scott
You know, Scott ... you're right.
It's not a model. It's a real car. Read the write up.
Sculpted in Steel is the name of a museum show consisting of art deco automobiles and motorcycles from 1929 through 1940. The show is currently at the Museum of fine arts in Houston. It's a traveling show with 14 cars and three motorcycles. Edsel Ford's speedster is a real car and it's considered an example of an art deco automobile.
Thanks for helping me out there.
Wow,and I would not kick that Desoto out of the barn either! I like's it! It has what all cars with 4 wheel brakes should have, TAIL FINS!
I like the upright, squared-off looks of pre-1925 cars. A 1920 era speedster is much better
looking to MY sense of aesthetic than this rounded-off body, even though they would essentially
be the same car in intention. And that is just personal preference for sharp edges and crisp
lines. I just do not like round/rounded body shapes. To me, a Model A is too rounded. Even
the fenders and such on a 26-27 T are too rounded !
Edsel did a lot of cool things, but just like I'd say to those who think every song the Beatles
did was off-the-charts awesome ... sorry, man ... no one got a golden key to the crapper. I
prefer Edsel's earlier creations.
Now how about that Futura ?
Neat! You don't see many pictures of the Futura before George Barris got hold of it....
Heidi Van Horne had a Houston Chronicle article this morning:
CNN has an article also:
Here's a pic of the Futura after Barris got it, but before he F#@!d it up:
It appears to have been used and abused by 1965-6.