I'm not sure that I can see the value in trying to compare photos of the model to photos of real cars when a few degrees of camera angle radically changes proportions of the subject.
To be honest, this new 56 body is the 1955 body with new rear fenders, tail lights and bumpers and slightly revised headlight bezels. (For those of you familiar with plastic tooling this new body has the same cavity and core as the 55 with new slides.)
These are exactly the same changes that were made by Chrysler in 1956. Please note that the real 56 shares every body panel except for rear fenders with the 55. Also note that the 56 is exactly 2 inches longer than the 55 and those 2 inches reside completely in the ends of the rear bumper.
If this new body is as wrong as noted above then our 1955 is too.
The folks who have seen the 1956 in person and had it in their hands did not see all these glaring shortcomings.
I trust that the actual model will get better reviews than these less than wonderful photos of the mock-up have.
Edited by Dave Metzner, 05 March 2013 - 05:19 PM.