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Well, since I only have 11 vehicles under construction, why not go for an even dozen? This is a vehicle I designed and carved out of "sign foam" and then vacuumformed. It is intended to be a modern interpretation of the vehicles that roamed the streets back in the '30's. The Alburn speedster boat-tail being my main insperation. The Alburn was a speedster (roadster) and my design is a coupe, but if this works out okay, I will also do a speedster version when the coupe is complete. One design feature that I have always loved is the long hood and the short deck look, you know like the original Mustang had, that long hood, greenhouse, and then the short rear truck deck. I incorporated that look into my design. If you notice, on the Alburn, the rear deck, obviously, comes to a pont (boat-tail) and it also slopes downward. I wanted to incorporate that into my design too, but on a modern car with full fenders, that is a little difficult. And in combination with the boat-tail, I thought it might be different to add a bit of a Kam-back to the design..... kind of like the rear of the Cobra Daytona coupe, you know, just "cut-off" and trunkcated. I have added a few lines on the car so you have a good idea of where the windows and wheel wells will be. These are just a rough idea for now, and once I actully begin cutting, it may change a bit. The wheel wells will be opened up and given an exstended lip which is not on the car yet.The only thing I am uncertain of at this point is power plant for the car. I coud do a modern V8, but I am leaning toward an all electric set up with batteries and electric motors on all four wheels......... what do you think?
Custom, one off, gull-wing coupe. Vacuum formed over a hand sculpted buck. Ferrari 360 Modena engine. Tamiya Mica Blue on top, Tamiya Light Metallic Blue in middle and a custom mix light grey on the bottom Pegasus wheels and parts box tires..... This was a bear of a build hand forming all of the interior panels and opening the doors. It is different, but I like it...... shark nose, shark mouth, shark eyes and shark gills, be careful, she bites. Thanks for looking.