The Turnpike Cruiser

The front of a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser is pictured in an old-car salvage yard in Texas. The Turnpike Cruiser was built in 1957 and 1958 in commemoration of the creation of the Interstate Highway System. Unfortunately for Mercury, despite some glowing reviews, the Turnpike Cruiser was a sales flop with only 18,861 sold in 1957.
(Photo by Peter Hubbard)