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Ever Heard of the Ford Mystere Atomic Car ?

Or the Studebaker Astro ? Rare video of the 1955 Ford Mystere concept car .... the car has apparently been destroyed since. Short & long versions available, the longer version showing of more the Mystere.

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Added: Jan-1-2013 
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Tags: Ford, Mystere, Concept, Car, Atomic, Studebaker, Astro,
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  • looks like the car homer simpson designed

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  • Use a 60-year old Molten Salt Reactor(MSR)
    [SNIP]The Oak Ridge MSRE (Molten Salt Reactor Experiment), developed as a means to power aircraft due to its compact size and the relative safety of molten salt fuel, was successfully operational from 1965 to 1969. However, a nuclear reactor that is unable to produce bomb-grade material made this technology unattractive in a Cold War world.

    The Oak Ridge MSRE was decommissioned in December 1969 by simply being turned off. The thermal safety plug made More..

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    • @ChriSarasota

      That's a very interesting reactor. I've never heard of that before. Thanks for the info.

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    • @ChriSarasota
      The nuclear powered aircraft was a disaster. A lack of shielding because of weight considerations meant the crews health was a secondary consideration.

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    • @ChriSarasota

      Several great designs have been abandoned because of the fear caused by the word "radiation."

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    • @ChriSarasota About 56 000 years too early! I'm sure the concept of portable super energy systems (reactors, black holes or something else) will be our future but there is no way we can do it now. Most people don't realize but Quantum Mechanics is making it's first baby steps right now and 99.99999998789 percent of what is out there is yet to be discovered. Your modern I-Phone will be totally obsolete in 80 years and people would look at them as "barbaric" rel More..

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    • @copilot1111111
      Ah...future...who knows?

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  • I still can't get over the TITS in that Spanish Cop video. Damn those were Tig ol' Bitties!

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  • Could you imagine the russian versions????

    Think of all those mushroom cloud dashcam videos when they crashed (Which of course they would...... frequently!)

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  • Iran is in the testing phases of their new nuclear powered goat.

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  • was it me or did it look like some of the controls were irons from a golf set?

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  • Dear America,

    Please can you make a few thousand dangerous radioactive cars and export them to the middle east...

    Thanks.

    Ps: Would have asked Jim to fix it but he's a dead pedo.

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  • I prefer the Chrysler Turbine car that actually had an engine & was road proven

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  • Amazing time. The Jet Age/Space Age/Rocket Age/Atomic Age, all converging and igniting the imaginations of everyone.

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  • Those were the days--big fins, hairy pussies,Mickey Mouse Club, virgin pins,
    Muzzies still in the sand dunes...

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  • Reminds me of the car Homer designed...

    http://onscreencars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/TheHomer.jpg

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  • This was a time when American Automakers had ideas. With Unions, it's now just a bunch of premade crap in a box. Ford is at at least trying now.

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  • WHy did the US win the Cold War ?

    Because while the Soviets struggled to build farming tractors,
    we built muscle cars for the middle class that could afford them.
    Yes,MUSCLE CARS = happy days,

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  • It was the later Lincoln Futura concept car that was the basis for the Bat Mobile. You can see some resemblance on some of those cars in the video and the Futura.

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  • Wow, I couldn't believe it. What were they thinking back then? The show girls had clothes on!!!

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  • these things would sell like crazy in muslim countries i think they would pay extra to have a self detonation button installed with it

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  • "Dad.....why are we driving around on top of an unsecured atomic pile?"
    "Ha ha, we're not, son, You see, it's 1954, and even the concept of nuclear fission, hasn't even left the first phase of its infancy"
    "But what about the radiation, dad?"
    "Another joke, boy. Even by 2013, the only things they'll have to shield from gamma rays, is yards of water, feet of concrete, or inches of lead....that's why we'll both be feeling pretty sick, pretty soon!" "Hav More..

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  • is this the car that homer simpson designed

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  • Who hasnt heard of this is my question.

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  • I would drive that Astro. Drivin to work, takin grandma out shopping, pickin the kids up from school, shit.

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  • I'm not sure a nuclear car is the answer, but hydrogen fuel-cells have come along in leaps and bounds in the last twenty years. To me, that's the answer.

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  • I want one NOW!!!

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  • groovy car baby...yeah!!

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