Lincoln Futura Rendering by William M. Schmidt, 1952

Summary

The Lincoln Futura, seen here in a rendering by designer William Schmidt, brought excitement to auto shows in 1955. The concept car boasted push-button transmission controls, a 300-horsepower V-8 engine, and a double-dome canopy roof. Hollywood customizer George Barris bought the Futura from Ford in 1959. Later, Barris turned it into the Batmobile for the 1966-1968 Batman television series.

The Lincoln Futura, seen here in a rendering by designer William Schmidt, brought excitement to auto shows in 1955. The concept car boasted push-button transmission controls, a 300-horsepower V-8 engine, and a double-dome canopy roof. Hollywood customizer George Barris bought the Futura from Ford in 1959. Later, Barris turned it into the Batmobile for the 1966-1968 Batman television series.

Artifact

Rendering (Drawing)

Date Made

1952

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

84.1.1672.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard
Gouache (Paint)

Technique

Rendering (Drawing techniques)
Drawing (Image-making)
Airbrushing
Matting (Supporting)

Color

Blue
Red
Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 in

Width: 31 in

Inscriptions

Futura / Wm. M. Schmidt

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