Chrysler Falcon Scale Model, 1955

Summary

Virgil Exner designed the two-seat Chrysler Falcon concept car for the 1955 auto show season. The roadster was close in spirit to the contemporary Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Thunderbird, though the simulated knock-off wheels and external exhaust pipes gave the Falcon a somewhat racier appearance. Chrysler chose not to put the car into production.

Virgil Exner designed the two-seat Chrysler Falcon concept car for the 1955 auto show season. The roadster was close in spirit to the contemporary Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Thunderbird, though the simulated knock-off wheels and external exhaust pipes gave the Falcon a somewhat racier appearance. Chrysler chose not to put the car into production.

Artifact

Scale model

Date Made

1955

Creators

Chrysler Corporation 

Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max), 1909-1973 

Ghia (Firm) 

Place of Creation

Italy, Turin 

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Designed by Virgil Exner for Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, Michigan and built by Ghia of Turin, Italy.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

90.1.1741.55

Credit

From the Collections of the Henry Ford. Gift of Virgil M. Exner, Jr.

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Vinyl
Chromium
Acrylic (Plastic)
Paint (Coating)

Color

Copper (Color)
Beige (Color)
Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in

Width: 7 in

Length: 17.75 in

Inscriptions

handwritten on tape on bottom of model (by Virgil Exner Jr.) : Ghia built this 1/10 scale model of / the 1955 Chrysler Falcon / along side of the real show car build. / It is painted in the original color / real car was changed to black / This is a sheet aluminum body

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