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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:12 PM

This a model I've been looking for since I was a kid. This Renwal was a mint in box and all parts still in plastic bags with inspection cards from 1966. My motto is it's a kit, build it. The Packard was built box stock and painted in Testors Lacquers and a masking tape black vinyl top. These kits were never known as great fitting kit, but it's much easier with instant glue. A very expensive vintage kit that I'm glad I had the opportunity to build.

Hope you enjoy it.

Al

 

I changed the black top to a green vinyl top. Using Frog tape, the green color of the tape is very close to the upper body color. I think  the black top was to harsh for the overall look.

Al


Edited by Porscheman, 04 November 2013 - 05:14 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

Another classic and great paint. l don't think l have seen one of these before...



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:29 PM

That is an interesting looking car Al.  You did your usual good job on it.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:40 PM

1966 "Packard?"

 

What was this, some sort of show car? Obviously not a "real" Packard. What's the story on this car?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:42 PM

I believe this a concept or it was produced in low numbers

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

There is some information on their mid 60s concepts here.

http://www.sagebrush...tw_intrst1.html



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:27 PM

1966 "Packard?"

 

What was this, some sort of show car? Obviously not a "real" Packard. What's the story on this car?

This was a design study by Virgil Exner of the the great cars of the 20's and 30's. A couple were produced in limited numbers. I beleave these were the Stutz, Mercer, Bugatti, all I can find are pictures of show cars. Other cars in the Renwal series were the Duesenberg, Mercer, Stutz, Jordan Playboy, Bugatti, Pierce Arrow and the Packard. 

I hope this explains in little.

Al


Edited by Porscheman, 03 November 2013 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:32 PM

This was a design study by Virgil Exner of the the great cars of the 20's and 30's. A couple were produced in limited numbers. I beleave these were the Stutz, Mercer, Bugatti, all I can find are pictures of show cars. Other cars in the Renwal series were the Duesenberg, Mercer, Stutz, Jordan Playboy, Bugatti, Pierce Arrow and the Packard. 
I hope this explains in little.
Al


Those bare a STRONG resemblance to the Early 60's Mopars Exner designed. That Mercer even reminds me of that Slant 6 powered asymitrical concept car he Chrysler built.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

This was a design study by Virgil Exner of the the great cars of the 20's and 30's. A couple were produced in limited numbers. I beleave these were the Stutz, Mercer, Bugatti, all I can find are pictures of show cars. Other cars in the Renwal series were the Duesenberg, Mercer, Stutz, Jordan Playboy, Bugatti, Pierce Arrow and the Packard. 

I hope this explains in little.

Al

 

Bingo.

 

None were actual 1:1 cars . . . all were 'what if' designs.  The Renwal kits were pretty "out there" and did not sell well, so the series faded away.

 

Nice job, Al.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:05 PM

Nice job !



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:30 PM

Cool!  Nice work.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:49 AM

Well whatever the story may be Al, you did a heck of a job with it, looks great!!  :D 



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:15 AM

Great work Al.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:25 AM

Good to see this built .. and nice job doing it!



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:46 AM

Fantastic! I built this in the early seventies, but my version is sadly long gone now. Renwall also did a 'visible V8':

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:03 AM

 

Bingo.

 

None were actual 1:1 cars . . . all were 'what if' designs.  The Renwal kits were pretty "out there" and did not sell well, so the series faded away.

 

Nice job, Al.

 

Actually, the Mercer Cobra was built in 1:1.

 

1965-Mercer-Cobra-Roadster-1.jpg



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:58 AM

 

Actually, the Mercer Cobra was built in 1:1.

 

 

 

Wow !! I didn't know that, had never seen the 1:1 before. Googled it and read the info...fascinating. Thanks for the enlightenment.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:06 AM

This was a design study by Virgil Exner of the the great cars of the 20's and 30's. A couple were produced in limited numbers. I beleave these were the Stutz, Mercer, Bugatti, all I can find are pictures of show cars. Other cars in the Renwal series were the Duesenberg, Mercer, Stutz, Jordan Playboy, Bugatti, Pierce Arrow and the Packard. 

I hope this explains in little.

Al

 

Interesting! Thanks.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:23 AM

 

Actually, the Mercer Cobra was built in 1:1.

 

1965-Mercer-Cobra-Roadster-1.jpg

Thanks for all the great compliments on my Packard. I did find another 1:1, the Bugatti.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:07 AM

Further background on Exner's Renwal Revival cars from the mid-60s, a design project commissioned by Esquire. The kits are all very expensive these days.

 

http://www.carlustbl...-cars-of-t.html


Edited by sjordan2, 04 November 2013 - 06:09 AM.