I hope I am not duplicating a previous post about this beauty.
The world's rarest automobile. A 1954 Concept Old's Rocket F88
This is the car that in 1954 could have 'killed' the Corvette
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Nice overall. The back looks suspiciously vett-like. The nose makes it look like your dad's midlife crisis ride.
Speaking of 50's concept cars, N2A (No 2 Alike)Motors is planning on building 100 "789 Chevy"s;
Gary their out there. Saw it at Englishtown Raceway last year. There are a couple of mixed year kits available.
I attended the G.M. Motorama shows back in the early 50's while attending the Art Center School of Design on a FOMOCO Scholarship. The paint jobs on the cars were all perfect even the stock production model cars on display in the lobby. I asked one of the officials about the paint and he said they were special hand done paint jobs and were too expensive to put out on the street. The shows were held at the Los Angeles Armory right next to the U.S.C. campus. That Olds was there. They also had a four passenger corvette loooking sedan with front-hung doors in front and suicide doors in the rear. There was no centerpost and the doors clicked together much like the pickup trucks with the short door in back and a regular door hung in front. We got lots of ideas for our designs at those shows.
While we are on the topic of Oldsmobiles, check out this Secret “Tunnel of Love” GM Heritage Museum
http://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=17206 6 min
Click the video. Click the Full Screen Icon bottom right under the picture.
if you like the n2a car... check out these!
Engineer of engineers
First Run of Lou Chenot's 1/6 scale Duesenberg engine
Video of the motor running. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6TetkMpFIc 3min 14sec
This was Chrysler's K310 concept car for 1951 based on the Imperial chassis with the first Chrysler hemi V8. I have the 51 Imperial with the hemi. One of these days I plan to make the K310 body.