1/25 1270 Revell Lincoln Futura Show Car
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
1995 reissue of the famous 'S' kit and an ideal builder. Features dramatic show-car styling, full interior and dash, driver and passenger figures, clear 'bubble' canopy, rotating wheels, chrome front and rear bumper, emblem and side trim and more. Molded in mint green (like the box art) and clear plastic. There is no assembly and no painting done but NOTE: the canopy frames have been neatly done in Bare Metal Foil. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. Ford created the Lincoln Futura as a concept car to promote Lincoln. The designers were Ford lead stylists John Jajjar and Bill Schmidt. Unlike many concept cars, this one was fully operational. The basis of the chassis was the Continental Mark II and she was powered by a 368 cubic inch Lincoln engine and powertrain. The car was hand built by Ghia iin Italy and originally cost $250,000, or about $2.3 million in modern USD. The car was a big success for Ford and brought significant recognition in toys, movies and the show circuit. It was first displayed in 1955. When Ford was done, they sold the car to George Barris for $1. Because it was never titled and could not insured, Barris parked it behind the shop. However, in 1966 Barris was asked to make a car for the Batman TV series. Dean Jefferies was originally contracted with, but he could not make the car in time. Barris thought the Futura would make a fine basis for the Batmobile, and so it did. Barris always retained ownership of the car, leasing it to the studio for filming. In 2013 he sold the car to a collector for 4.62 Million US Dollars.
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