My Car Quest

August 12, 2020

Concepts That Are Best Not Revived: 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser

by Wallace Wyss - Mercury was a brand that's gone now, it was sort of a ranking-wise, little brother to the Lincoln. In the Fifties they were thought of as a brand that was slightly daring and more upmarket than Ford. Remember the XM … [Read more...]

Concept Cars That Should Have Been Built: 2004 Lincoln Mark X

by Wallace Wyss - Back in 2004 Ford showed a concept called the Mk X (for 10) which was basically a Lincoln-ized two seater Bird. It was meant to be a true American Luxury cruiser with a power retractable glass hard top. You could call … [Read more...]

Concept Cars That Didn’t Make It : 2006 Chrysler Imperial

by Wallace Wyss - This show car goes back to 2006. It was sort of a Bentley inspired Imperial bringing back a name that goes back to 1926. At one time Imperials had more status than Continentals, the most glorious moments when they had Ghia body … [Read more...]

Concept Cars That Didn’t’ Make It: The 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer

by Wallace Wyss - Harley Earl was GM's first director of design (then called Styling). It was he who pioneered making clay models (inspired by his fashioning cars of clay in California as a kid). It was he who created the concept of the dream … [Read more...]

Marketing: Cars Detroit Should Have Built – 2003 Lincoln Navicross

by Wallace Wyss - I admit I missed this car. It doesn't seem to fit into any category--a little bit sedan, a little bit coupe, and a tad crossover rolled into one. The 2003 Lincoln Navicross concept made its debut at the 2003 Detroit Auto … [Read more...]

Concept Cars With Only One Good Feature: 1999 Buick Cielo

by Wallace Wyss - Ya ever hear that sexist phrase "She ain't much to look at, but she's one helluva cook." Well that's what I feel about the old Buick concept car, the Cielo, a car my mind probably blocked from my memory. It was ugly, partly … [Read more...]