Rescued by a collector, three nearly forgotten concept cars provide a window into Ford Motor Co. The Fords are a departure for Bortz, who previously focused on concepts from the s, including a legendary group a Detroit-area junkyard owner had saved when General Motors ordered them destroyed. More: With millions at stake, car collectors scour Earth for lost classics. The MK 9 and Messenger were both the work of designer Gerry McGovern, who oversaw Lincoln and Mercury design briefly before returning to his native England and becoming head of Land Rover design in The MK was a big luxury coupe that used the running gear of Lincoln production vehicles circa
Rescued concepts show what might have been for Mercury, Lincoln models
Lincoln Futura - Wikipedia
This page is for personal, non-commercial use. The Zephyr could help Lincoln. The concept car revealed this week at the Shanghai Motor Show is gorgeous and a conversation starter. People noticed Lincoln.
Lincoln Zephyr Name Returns on a Nice-Looking Sedan for China
Displayed on the auto show circuit in , the Futura was modified by George Barris into the Batmobile , for the TV series Batman. The car's official public debut was on January 8, at the Chicago Auto Show;  it had been shown to the press at the city's Congress Hotel on January 5. Its original color was pearlescent white, one of the first pearlescent color treatments , using ground pearl to achieve the effect. The Futura was powered by a cubic inch Lincoln engine and powertrain; the chassis derived from a Continental Mark II.
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