1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser | Old Car

1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. With the Fifties dawned the space age, which only whetted buyers’ appetites for gadgets, glitter, and go. Detroit responded in part with an annual crop of fascinating, futuristic show cars. Bristling with new concepts being considered for production, they served the very important purpose of gauging public reaction to those ideas. Eventually, some of their styling and engineering features did make it to the showroom. But though the street models were more down-to-earth, they were, by and large, pretty ghastly. Perhaps the worst of these mid-century spaceboats was the one actually trumpeted as a “Dream-Car Design”: Mercury’s Turnpike Cruiser.

4 thoughts on “1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser | Old Car”

  1. These bombed in the marketplace, but I always sort of liked them. Never seen one in this color combo. I had just turned 5 years old when these came out!

  2. This “Spaceboat” was the Pace Car for the Indy 500 that year.My brother had a convertible with a gold plaque that states that. He passed away and my nephew owns it now.

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