Vintage Inlines 1965 Futura6 Project
Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
February 23, 2017
Photos By: Manufacturer

Automotive designer Jim Gerdom has created hundreds of vehicle art prints over the decades, often drawing the most popular muscle cars and modern muscle vehicles like the Boss 302, Shelby GT350, and more. But what you might not realize is that Gerdom’s start was in custom illustrations and concept art, something he still enjoys to this day. Many companies have utilized Gerdom’s Design Factory business for concept drawings of project vehicles.

Matt Cox, the owner of Vintage Inlines and the man responsible for keeping the Ford inline-six performance torch lit after the passing of Mike Winterboer (owner of Classic Inlines), is currently building up a 1965 Falcon as a company project car. Dubbed the Futura6, the project will feature the latest Vintage Inlines parts and function as a rolling test bed. Cox reached out to Gerdom to help with the design of Futura6 and the result of that conversation is this latest art print seen here.

Body modifications include full wheel cutouts, a 1965 G.T. 350R-style front valance with a small air dam, a custom mesh grille with driving lights, and a reworked hood with an air scoop offset to the passenger side (where the engine’s air intake is). Around back is a redesigned bumper, subtle air diffuser and a small rear spoiler. Mechanically, the car will be running a highly modified inline-six engine (naturally), upgraded front suspension, an IRS system borrowed from a 1999 Mustang SVT Cobra, four-wheel Brembo discs, and the fuel tank relocated to ahead of the rear wheels.

Jim's artwork of the Futura6 is available as a signed and numbered print on his website at www.designfactoryart.com (12x24, limited edition of 1000 prints, $40 each), and also on the Vintage Inlines website at www.vintageinlines.com.