The car that never was. George Kennedy:
In the 1950s GM had the Corvette and Ford had the T-Bird. This left Chrysler as the “odd man out” of the Big Three when it came to a sports car. That almost changed in 1955 with the unveiling of the Chrysler Falcon concept vehicle.
A photo is worth a thousand words.
Looks like a Ford Thunderbird gone amok.
The Falcon’s styling is “European” in the best sense of the word. It’s classic. It has fins, but they’re proportional to the rest of the vehicle. The large “egg crate” grille has aged well in terms of public perception, it’s prominent but not gaudy. So are the side exhausts. The Falcon had a manual top that stowed neatly in a compartment behind the single seat.