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    1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser Ghia Prototype Concept

    A fascinating and sad story of the car that would inspire the 1957 production version Turnpike Cruiser.

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    The Restoration Project:

    http://www.tommaruskacars.us/


    Historical Youtube vid:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaMOyWmAkNw
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    Very cool! Beautiful car. It really is disconcerting how many awesome concept cars never get produced and what makes it are anemic wanabees...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBlackBeasts View Post
    Very cool! Beautiful car. It really is disconcerting how many awesome concept cars never get produced and what makes it are anemic wanabees...
    What is so weird and heartbreaking is the truck was immediately sold off while the car was parked outdoors in an unsecure lot, to be vandalized almost immediately. One would think both vehicles would be placed to some sort of Ford museum...
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