Updated: Nov 28, 2020
There were two cars built in 1953 by the Ford Motor Company, the Ford X-100, and the Lincoln Fifty-X, which are shown here. They were virtually the same car!
This car was named Lincoln Continental 1950-X at its introduction in early 1952 but was later renamed Ford X-100, 1953 / Lincoln Typhoon, 1957.
Probably the first true Ford dream car was the X-100 of 1953, which anticipated the torpedo styling themes of later Fords like the 1961 Thunderbird. Another indication of Ford’s new directions from the same year was Mexico — only a scale model, but the result of wind-tunnel testing and an important pointer to future trends. Ford claimed 50 engineering firsts for this car, including a moisture-sensitive cell on the roof, which automatically closed the plastic sliding roof panel.