Cars that never made it to the to public

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  1. LaserT

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    The 2006 Ford Super Chief. Was designed to run on Hydrogen, Ethanol E-85, or gasoline. It had three high pressure hydrogen tanks that contained enough hydrogen to go 150 miles.


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    2006 Jeep Hurricane. Most parts, especially the drivetrain were too expensive.


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    2001 Volswagon Microbus. Two many complaints and money problems. So VW teamed up with CHysler to make the VW Routan minivan instead.


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    1998 Jeep Jeepster. Too many groans about the finished product and they figure there would be no market for it.


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    1963 Chrysler Turbine. Chrysler started these new turbine powered cars that coul run on any fuel, including vegetable oil and tequila. They loaned out 50 of them to customers but got average feedback and Chrysler felt they were impractical."



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    1959 Ford Levacar. Three powerful air jets under the chassis levitated the car off the ground. It was powered by a small turbo jet.



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    1958 Ford Nucleon. This car was powered by a small nuclear reactor in the back of the vehicle. It was capable of going 5000 miles between refuelings.



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    1958 Ford X-2000. After building prototypes, they just thought it was too ridiculous.



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    1955 Lincoln Futura. Car was never practical but the design was later on used for the Batmobile.
     
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    This ain't Hot Rod Magazine pal.....
     
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    I don't see any way that could go wrong.
     
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    oh good...another thread from the Shed's own personal Ben Stein wannabe..."weeeeee look at me i'm so smart i googled pictures weeeeeee i know stuff"


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    They should have just dumped the four wheel steering and run the off the shelf drive train, I'm sure this would have sold.
     
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    seriously though i remember when Jeep was kicking around the concept of that Hurricane... i was in the market for a rock crawler at the time and totally would have bought one..its a shame, I think they could have marketed that to an upscale segment
     
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    Dragula
     
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    He is good in concert :grad:

     
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    Thought the same thing. Cool looking Jeep and it looks capable as hell.
     
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    :bigthink So... You're upscale, eh??
     
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    The Ford Futura was in a Debbie Reynolds movie before it was the Batmobile :grad:

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    dont you know every guy on this site is tan, handsome, 6'5 230 lbs of solid chiseled muscle and makes $250k a year?

    ok really...it did sound a bit like a humble brag, but i didnt mean that...I am just a car nut, and i spend a disproportionate amount of my income on fast cars and off road trucks, that my wife would say i dont need and frankly cant afford...
     
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