Lincoln Futura Scale Model, 1952

Summary

This 1/10-scale model of the Lincoln Futura was designed by William M. Schmidt in 1952. The full-size concept, based on this model, was modified to become the Batmobile in the 1960s Batman television series.

This 1/10-scale model of the Lincoln Futura was designed by William M. Schmidt in 1952. The full-size concept, based on this model, was modified to become the Batmobile in the 1960s Batman television series.

Artifact

Scale model

Date Made

1952

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Lincoln-Mercury Division 

Schmidt, William M. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Designed by William M. Schmidt for the Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

86.182.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of William M. Schmidt.

Material

Fiberglass
Aluminum (Metal)
Wood (Plant material)
Acrylic (Plastic)
Felt (Textile)
Chromium

Color

Light green
Silver (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.125 in

Width: 7.75 in

Length: 19.25 in

Wheelbase: 10.75 in

Inscriptions

In raised gold script on center edge of hood and on rear fenders: FUTURA (Partially broken off on left side) In gold, on rear license plate: FUTURA

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