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Ford Nucleon, 1958 This 3/8th-sized scale model concept car was to be powered by a nuclear reactor (uranium fission-heated twin steam turbines) in the rear and was supposed to go 5,000 miles without refueling.

Nuclear-Powered Vehicle Concepts from the Mid-20th Century

The Ford Nucleon was a scale model concept car developed by Ford in 1958 as a design on how a nuclear-powered car might look. The car was to use a steam engine powered by uranium fission similar to how nuclear submarines work. The mock-up.

1955 Ford "Beatnik" Bubbletop Custom Concept Car..Re-pin...Brought to you by #HouseofInsurance for #CarInsurance #EugeneOregon

1955 Ford "Beatnik" Bubbletop Custom Concept Car They painted it black and sold it to Batman. but seriously, cars in the and were so much more aesthetically pleasing than today's ugly boxes

The 1958 Ford Nucleon concept car

The 1958 Ford Nucleon concept car – the closest we've got to a nuclear-powered car so far.


Cars of Futures Past – Ford Nucleon Concept

Developed in the Ford Nucleon showed the world what Ford thought the future held for automobiles. In reality, the future of cars looks nothing like the Nucleon, which got its power from a small nuclear reactor.

Ford Nucleon concept car, 1958

Seven Concept Cars Of Future Past

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This 1954 Ford Concept sketch shows some of the George Jetson-like design language that was going through the Ford styling studios at the time.