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Very Rare Renwal 66 Packard Built "Update"

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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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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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Nice job !

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Cool! Nice work.

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

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Great work Al.

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.carlustblog.com/2008/09/stutz-cars-of-t.html

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Different, nice job. Don't remember those kits at all.

Mark

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I am seeking the rest of these as I have some . The dies were in transit on The Great Lakes to Monogram from Aurora . A storm came up ... The Great Lakes Historically have had more Shipwrecks than anywhere else in the World . Unless this Tooling or some of them escaped this Boatload these are just a memory . A Dusenbergh Prototype did make it into a Running Complete Show one off . The last time I saw it located in the ACD Museum on display . The 1:1 was a Dark Maroon Coupe with a MoPar / A 727 / 440 Loaded IIRC . Different than the Exner and Exner Jr. Designs quite a bit .

The Model you did here does this kit justice . The GM ish V/12 is a put off for me . The Impala ('58-'60) Steering wheel is nice . Keep up the great work . Thanx ..

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Great to see a rare and interesting kit fall into the right hands! Very nicely done.

I did the Mercer and Duesenberg when they were new but never saw the others in New Zealand. Wish I'd kept them.

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I like the build a lot!

I see Olds Toronado under the Packard.

The artwork of others seem to be based on production cars as well.

G

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I like the models look much better than this 90's version. :blink:

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