20 Classic Vehicles that Defined an Era including a 1953 Boat Car

20 Classic Vehicles that Defined an Era including a 1953 Boat Car

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. I'm surprised you did not note that the 1938 Phantom Corsair was the base used for the Batmobile in comic books of the time so in fantasy it was a secret hero's car.

    The other car ie the 1959 Ford nuclear did not make it to production for 3 reasons.

    1) it mostly made of magnesium and titanium that at the time alone would have a sell cost of $175,000.oo

    2) The nuclear pellets were about the size of a baby aspirin and 6 were sealed in the power disk that cost $375,000.oo but one would not need to get them changed out for a calculated 18,750,000 miles.

    3) And the kewl thing was when you parked to go to work or home or shopping you would plug in your car to keep the electrical power grid on.

    So you had a car that was almost impossible to destroy unless you were in a very violent wreck. If it did happen the Nuke disk was way hard to even crack never mind bust apart so no free radical nuke fuel bouncing around. However, it would cause panic if it did get built & was in a fender bender.

    You would and could drive almost forever. At that time it was calculated for 750 years of what was one's normal miles per year that included going to grand mom's for Christmas or a vacation to Florida, California, Yellow Stone, The Black Hills or other.

    The oil and gas companies would be flat out broke in about 5 to 7 years for your total use per 2 or 3 years was 3 quarts of turbine synthetic oil ( that right now cost $5.95 per bottle ) and 5 quarts of a thicker antifreeze coolant that was also synthetic ( even now cost $9.95 per gallon ) every 2 to 3 years but no gas or oil was used. Right now and ever since th turbo pack is on so many cars and/or the use of Wankel rotary engine in Mazda cars or Suzuki motorcycles we have used synthetic oils since 1973 in some cars & motorcycles. However, we have been using synthetic oils and hydraulic oil in jet aircraft since 1950.

    SYNTHETIC is made from plant oils

    The good part was free electrical power and no more smog.

    The part that get's me is who griped the most about it, it was none other than California …

  2. #16 is my personal favorite considering I was able to handle to exhaust 'stacks' while being HPC coated. Having also been blessed to meet the Jenkins on multille occasions. So yeah…Im pretty biased. If you want more info on the Mormon Meteor- it has been featured on Jay Lenos garage, as well as housed at the Prices Museum of Speed also in Salt Lake City.

  3. These cars really show how ugly cars are today and will be in the future… I mean, look at the Google car, it's the ugliest thing I have ever seen, it's revolting.

  4. pan-ard….nothing close to spelling, it is English…. I know! it got me too! way more embarrassing cause it was in class. teacher was a dick…. you know what? say it how you want, fuck that guy!!

  5. COCO
    I have to do it
    You are going to be a little z
    You are going to of to d
    You aregoing to the public
    You are going to 😎📱

  6. So much commentaries about how you pronounce French words, trying to correct you by telling you ways to say it that aren't better that you do… Someone even put an "r" in the phonetic of "l'oeuf" 😀 😀 😀 As a French, there's three solutions here: continue to pronounce it as you want, do a quick search using translators wich give you the good phonetic, or ask to some French people; sure I'm not the only one to watch your videos 😉 I know this video is months old, but I had to say it. Other than that, cool stuff dude, you have a sub (and as I said, I'm French, so my english could be a bit clumsy; sorry about that 🙂 )

  7. Tucker Torpedo: Unfortunately only 48 made? Thats a recipe for accidents…. Rear engine, rearwheel drive, high dryweight and poor traction. A very bad driving experience.

  8. super interessante, adorei ver tantos carros diferentes, parabéns pelo vídeo, agora estou inscrito no canal 👍👍

  9. How did we ever think it was a good idea to let normal people purchase and operate their own personal nuclear reactors? With as often as people manage to blow up the engines in NORMAL cars, image Bubba getting his hands on a nuclear power plant and trying to crank that baby into overdrive.

  10. check out the 1914 peugeot 153a colonial alpine with a all aluminum body, somewhere on the internet…….

  11. 5: 55 fantatic!
    I bet there's no Russian who knows about this car!
    I myself got to know about it just here and now….


  13. My favorite design would be the Tucker torpedo no 8. Great design! Second number 17 also a beauty. Don't care much for the tech specifications, I just look at what's a pleasure for the eyes!

  14. I just love these creative vehicles. Wish I had a few to actually drive around. Love the streamlining. Hard to pick a favorite, but the Boat car looks fun, and several of the most streamline ones are great sculpture, and of course the Tucker is superb. There are Tuckers on display at the AACA Museum in Hershey PA. A great museum to visit. I wonder if any of the others were ever on display there.

  15. Me encantan parecen sacados de un cómic… Para mi el mejor el phantom corsair y el tucker me fascinan. Una pena que no se hicieran en masa

  16. Unique and interesting maybe, nut these cars are so displeasing to the eye none of them "define cool". You sir are sadly deficient in aesthetics

  17. the first saab model is a experiment of a cut airoplane wing thereof the model of the car ,,..:-) at first Saab mobile is a product of cut aerodynamic shape ok, The company was founded in 1937 at the request of the Swedish government of Bofors together with AB Ars (subsidiary of the Electrolux Group) as Svenska Aeroplan AB with head office in Trollhättan. [6] The company was created to secure the manufacture of Swedish fighter aircraft. Among the founders were Marcus Wallenberg, Axel Wenner-Gren and Sven Wingquist. [7] In 1939, the competitor ASJA was bought up and the head office moved to Linköping. After the Second World War, large defense orders followed from the Swedish Air Force, which strongly equipped during the Cold War. Saab produced several classic fighter aircraft such as Saab 29 Tunnan (premiere flight 1948), Saab 32 Lansen and Saab 35 Draken (premiere flight 1955). The barrel excelled by setting two world records in 1954 and 1955. It also sold plans to a lesser extent abroad, including to Austria and Finland. Investments in civil aviation with Saab 340 and Saab 2000 followed in the 1980s.
    The company changed its name to Saab AB in 1965 and was merged with Scania-Vabis AB to Saab-Scania AB in 1969. The merger included driving the Wallenberg sphere with ownership interests in both companies. In 1968, Saab bought up the Malmö Aviation Industry (MFI). In 1990, Saab-Scania split and the aircraft and vehicle manufacturing were separated. The car production was sold to General Motors, which subsequently took the entire majority of the shares in the newly formed company Saab Automobile AB. Scania again became an independent company. What remained of the Saab Group was Saab AB, which was re-formed in 1998. In 1995, a collaboration was initiated with the then British Aerospace, the current BAE Systems genome through the creation of Saab-BAE Gripen AB. The goal was to get Gripen on the international market. In 2001, the collaboration was expanded through the creation of Gripen International. BAE Systems purchased 35% of Saab AB in 1998, reduced ownership to 20.5% in 2005, 8.8% in 2010, and 0% in 2011 [8]

    One major change was the merger between Saab and Celsius (including former Bofors) in 2000, when Swedish aerospace, robot and avionics production was assembled within Saab. Bofors artillery operations, including intelligent ammunition, were transferred to BAE Systems, while the remaining parts of Bofors correspond to Saab Bofors Dynamics. [9]

    Saab has since December 2005 been a partner in the project Dassault nEUROn. In 2006, Saab acquired Ericsson Microwave Systems and its radar and sensor operations, including the Erieye radar system. From January 1, 2010, Saab AB has a new organization and is divided into six business areas: [10]

    Since 2012, Saab is also a co-owner of the car manufacturer Saab's car museum.

    In September 2013, the media reported that Boeing and Saab would start a collaboration around Gripen. A collaboration aimed at offering an aircraft in the US TX program. A program based on the US Air Force commissioned with the replacement of the Northrop T-38 Talon school airplane. Boeing has previously indicated that they would be offering a completely new aircraft. But both Boeing and Saab believe that they can offer a cheaper and brand new aircraft, in comparison with the competitors Italian Alenia with US partner Dynamics, British BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman and Korean KAI and Lockheed Martin with the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle aircraft. [11]. In early December 2013, both Saab and Boeing confirmed the collaboration, which aims to develop a new school aircraft and offer 350 aircraft with associated systems and logistics. The school airplane will be completely new and not a simplified version of the Saab 39 Gripen. [12] [13]

    On Sunday, June 29, 2014, Saab announced that the company was planning to buy Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB, which was previously known as Kockums. The deal, which is valued at SEK 340 million, must, however, receive internal approvals within TKMS and from the Swedish Competition Authority. An answer is expected in July 2014. [14] On July 22, 2014, Saab announced that it had completed the acquisition of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems. The company will be part of Saab's business area Security and Defense Solutions and will be named Saab Kockums. [15]

    In June 2016, it became known that Saab AB and the Civil Aviation Administration (LFV) are investing in the development of digital air traffic control and together the company Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions starts. Saab is the majority shareholder in the company with 59 percent of the shares. [16]


  18. The title of this video should have been… 20 VINTAGE VEHICLE DESIGNS That Define Homer Simpson-ish Ideas as they all remind me of something Homer Simpson would've designed.

  19. if the 1948 Panhard Panavia had such good fuel consumption, why the hell aren't we using it today? my brother has a prius and gets 40 mpg, and once gloated to me about how my truck only got half of his mileage (not that I have much of an option as to which car I drive), yet 80 mpg? As much as I drive I could go a month without filling my tank.

  20. I used to roll around in a 1967 Pontiac Catalina with a 400 ci engine. My friends called it a tuna boat. They obviously hadn't seen this video….

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