1961: Ford “Glideair” Hover Car

“This revolutionary new mode of travel was recently unveiled by Ford — a wheel-less vehicle that rides on a thin film of air a fraction of an inch above the road.

“Says Andrew A. Kucher, Ford’s vice president of Engineering and Research: “We look upon Glideair as a new form of high-speed land transportation for fast trips of distances of up to about 1,000 miles.” A turbojet engine would supply the power to both levitate and propel the Glideair.”

- Modern Mechanix