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1958 Ford Nucleon Concept

Posted in auto industry, Bizarre, Commuter Cars, Concept Cars, Ford by Dustin Driver | July 4th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Back in 1958, the engineers at Ford envisioned a future filled with mobile nuclear reactors. They built this concept, the Ford Nucleon, to show the world their dream. The Nucleon would have a tiny reactor suspended between two pontoons at its rear good for 5,000 miles between “recharges.” So in addition to friggin’ nuclear reactors rocketing up and down the nation’s highways, there would be radioactive way stations sprinkled across the landscape like the seeds of a Mad Max post apocalypse. Read more from Ride Lust’s venerable Vito Rispo here.

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  1. Jim says:

    So when it wrecks, it could cause two cute little Chernobyl’s. Not to mention some shade tree mechanic think it would be ok just dump some spent plutonium rods in the back yard with burn pile. What a great concept! lol