Stunning Images of the 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Concept – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Stunning Images of the 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Concept

1955-lincoln-indianapolis-1-

In the mid-1950s, automotive design was an evolving realm of innovation, and 1955 brought to the forefront a concept that turned heads and left an indelible mark: The Lincoln Indianapolis. Dreamed up by Carrozzeria Boano, this concept car took the foundation of the 1955 Lincoln – its chassis and running gear – and transformed it into something almost ethereal.

h/t: vintag.es

1955-lincoln-indianapolis-2-

Making its sole debut at the 1955 Turin Motor Show, the Lincoln Indianapolis wasn’t just any other concept car. Under its hood, the chassis boasted a powerful 200 horsepower V8 engine paired with a smooth four-speed automatic transmission. But what really caught the eyes of many was its exterior.

1955-lincoln-indianapolis-3-

Carrozzeria Boano’s signature touch is palpable on this Lincoln Indianapolis. The design wasn’t burdened by the constraints of practicality; instead, it celebrated the spirit of free and uninhibited creativity. Some might find hints of resemblance in its contours to the Abarth Spyder Turin show prototype, another showstopper that year, albeit a considerably smaller model.

1955-lincoln-indianapolis-4-

One can’t help but be entranced by the radiant orange hue – a color Boano splashed on a few of their other design studies. However, among all its captivating features, the greenhouse stands out. This design element, reminiscent of some Boano-crafted Ferraris, gave the Lincoln Indianapolis a unique identity.

1955-lincoln-indianapolis-5-
1955-lincoln-indianapolis-6-
1955-lincoln-indianapolis-7-
1955-lincoln-indianapolis-8-
1955-lincoln-indianapolis-13-
1955-lincoln-indianapolis-14-
1955-lincoln-indianapolis-15-
1955-lincoln-indianapolis-16-
1955-lincoln-indianapolis-20-

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Daredevil Motorized Roller Skates From the 1960s
Bizarre Beauty Pageants: Vintage Photos Of Hot Dog Queens From The Mid-Century
21 Historical Photos That Prove The World Has Changed Dramatically
Thatcher Says: Depressive Photos of Liverpool in the 1980s
Beautiful Photos of Margaux Hemingway in the 1970s and ’80s
Photographer Uses Her Dad’s Old Slides To Create A Nostalgic Photo Series
Cool Photos of Teenage Girls in the 1970s
The Color Of Russian History: Beautiful Vintage Colorized Pictures Of The Imperial Russia By Olga Shirnina
Amazing Vintage Photos of Françoise Hardy on the Set of ‘Grand Prix’ in1966
Vintage American Teen Girls' Hairstyles – Female Students Of The High Schools In California From The Late 1960s To Early 1970s
Lovely Photos of Halloween Costumes For Kids in the 1960-80s
Bizarre Pair of Shoes Called “Soles” Ardèche From the Late 19th Century
"Fuel For The Soul": Outstanding Nostalgic Motorcycle Paintings Of David Uhl
The Sad Story of a Stolen Truck
Cool Pics Of 20 Great '80s Classic Cars That Time Forgot
Stunning Photos from Dick Smith's Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook Published in 1965
This Photographer Restores “Unrestorable” Photos, And The Results Are Amazing
The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel, Woodcuts by François Desprez from 1565
"This Brave New World": Stunning Digital Sci-Fi Concept Art By Jonathan Ching
1935 Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamline Roadster By Erdmann & Rossi
The Plague Of Overweight: Photographer Martha Holmes Documented The Struggle Of Obesity People In 1950s America
Curious Photos Of Cynthia, A Superstar Mannequin In The ‘30s
Back When the Rotor Rides Were Fun and Dangerous!
"We're All Mad Here. I'm Mad. You're Mad": The Superb Concept Artworks By Michael Kutsche