The Playboy Land Yacht, A Futuristic Bachelor Pad on Wheels (1975)

The Playboy Land Yacht

In 1975, Playboy magazine commissioned futurist designer Syd Mead to illustrate the Playboy Land Yacht, a self-driving futuristic bachelor pad on (six) wheels. Mead has thought of everything in the design of this ‘great american dream machine’ concept, from a rooftop padded sun deck to a retractable movie projector screen to a crushed velvet interior to a ‘bar capsule’ and more. If you take a look in the rear window, you can see a gentleman making use of the giant 7′ X 6′ bed.

The Playboy Land Yacht

…Atop is the sun deck; when traveling a bubble of air arches over the space so that the deck can be open. Obviously, the couple picture here couldn’t care less about all of this.

Controls

Bed

Interior

When our land yacht is parked, its brain box (front center) can be closed and pivoted to double as a cocktail table…

images via Jalopnik

via Wil Wheaton and Jalopnik

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