Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The one and only 1960 DiDia 150

How's this for a retro rocket, eh? Until yesterday, I was completely unaware of this midcentury spaceship, which has come to be known as the Bobby Darin Dream Car. It was the only automobile design by clothing designer Andy DiDia, which took seven years to build (1953-1960). Photos are courtesy of Scott King, who took them at the Concours d'Elegance of America in Meadowbrook, Michigan.
This is the designer himself, Andy DiDia. More photos and information can be found here, at Car News Articles. And even more photos of the car can be found here at and here.

The design brings to mind the slightly less ambitious 1956 Packard concept car, the Predictor, seen below.

Perhaps the 1953 Lincoln XL-500, seen below, inspired the bubble top.

1 comment:

Anthony Holden said...

Those side-mounted headlights are so cool!