1953 Ford X-100 Concept Car

Summary

Ford Motor Company celebrated its 50th anniversary with the X-100, a fully-functional concept car billed as a "laboratory on wheels." The X-100 featured more than 50 innovative ideas. Some of them, like the heated seats and the telephone, ultimately became commonplace. Others, like the variable-volume horn and the in-car electric shaver, never quite caught on with the public.

Ford Motor Company celebrated its 50th anniversary with the X-100, a fully-functional concept car billed as a "laboratory on wheels." The X-100 featured more than 50 innovative ideas. Some of them, like the heated seats and the telephone, ultimately became commonplace. Others, like the variable-volume horn and the in-car electric shaver, never quite caught on with the public.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1953

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

58.73.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company, Engineering Department.

Material

Metal
Glass (Material)
Leather
Plastic (Organic material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 56.9 in

Width: 123 in

Length: 220.9 in

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