Jeff Allison
(509) 879-2952
jeffallison@hotmail.com

A "dream car" to me is just that: a dream car. Something so far out it's beyond the average guy's reach. With this I've started with a car that has haunted my dreams for 20-plus years: a '60 "cat eye" comet. Originally designed to be a compact Edsel, it has the science-fiction quality I've always loved. I've also always loved the '60s bubbletop cars because they represent the future that never came. And so I present: the X-22 Comet.

Basically it's put together like a T-bucket underneath, nothing too radical. A 9-inch out back, dropped suicide frontend, custom filled hairpins, etc. I've chosen a 289 Ford dressed in '64 Custom Caravan trimmings for the mill and an automatic for ease. Wheels are vintage magnesium Mickey Thompson Drag Mags with pinstripe whitewalls adding to that mid-'60s performance look.

The body is the rear section of the Comet narrowed and flipped around backward. The back of the body would be made out of '60 Falcon front sheetmetal to tie all the body lines together, and the grille shell is put together out of leftover Comet fenders. Those cat eye openings become antenna port/air vents to the interior so you don't melt under that sweet bubbletop!

Finished off in a subtle Cerulean Blue without much chrome work it pays homage more to the Mantaray than something like the Beatnik Bandit. The stuff of Allison dreams.