I've always love those big WWII airplanes, and probably my favorite of all time was the bomber Junker Stuka. I had built a couple of planes in my time, but wanted to do a car this time, so one thing led to another and we immediately succumbed to the charm of the 49 Merc, another Salt Flats vehicle, this one with a bit of attitude.
I started to rob some parts I liked from a Hasegawa 1/32nd scale Stuka, and I transfered them to the right places on the Merc:
Scratch-built some rear wing spoiler thingies . . . why not?
Added the landing wheel covers from the Stuka and used them as skirts.