The Lincoln Indianapolis: A Captivating Concept Car from the 1950s

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In the mid-1950s, automotive design was evolving, and 1955 introduced a concept that captured attention and made a lasting impression: The Lincoln Indianapolis. Created by Carrozzeria Boano, this concept car took the base of the 1955 Lincoln – its chassis and running gear – and turned it into something almost ethereal.

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Debuting exclusively at the 1955 Turin Motor Show, the Lincoln Indianapolis stood out as a unique concept car. Beneath its hood, the chassis showcased a robust 200 horsepower V8 engine coupled with a seamless four-speed automatic transmission. However, what truly captivated onlookers was its striking exterior.

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The Lincoln Indianapolis showcases Carrozzeria Boano’s distinctive style. The design embraces unrestricted creativity without the limitations of practicality. There are echoes of the Abarth Spyder Turin show prototype in its shape, although the Lincoln is significantly larger.

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The radiant orange hue of Boano’s design studies is captivating. Among its many captivating features, the greenhouse stands out. This design element, reminiscent of Boano-crafted Ferraris, gives the Lincoln Indianapolis a unique identity.

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