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#1 Gene/ZR1

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Posted 15 May 2023 - 06:45 AM

The good old days when vision and dreamers came up with interesting ideas only using paper and a no. 2 pencil and a lot of clay.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Posted 15 May 2023 - 07:18 AM

Those are great, Gene. The concept cars fascinated me when I was a kid... 

 

Funny to see that Bisiluro in there - it was produced as a slot car by Policar of Italy! 

 

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Posted 15 May 2023 - 08:33 AM

A few of these cars look similar to the entrants of the Fisher Body contests. 


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Posted 15 May 2023 - 08:44 AM

That's what I assumed too, Bill. 

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Posted 15 May 2023 - 09:10 AM

Love the concept cars. Thingy slot cars are a great way to see ones imagined car in 3D. 

 

Great subject Gene, thanks for posting :good:


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Posted 16 May 2023 - 12:00 PM

Here is the AMT leva car model . Thought about converting to slot but havent yet .

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Posted 16 May 2023 - 01:54 PM

Very cool.

I don't remember that at all.

Early 60s?

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Posted 16 May 2023 - 04:27 PM

Ford actually built it as a concept in 1959/60.

https://www.carstyli...levacar_mach_i/

 

....and if you click on the CONCEPT tab, you can see many more concept cars.

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Posted 16 May 2023 - 05:18 PM

I meant the model kit as I was a regular at places that sold model cars from about 63 or 64.

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Posted 16 May 2023 - 09:08 PM

Yes mike, I knew you meant the model kit. It must have been as popular as the 1/1 car?

I have never seen or herd of either.


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Posted 16 May 2023 - 11:54 PM

It has very "cartoonie" proportions.  I could imagine Mr. Spacely jetting around in a Leva.


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Posted 17 May 2023 - 09:35 AM

Or the Jetsons in 1962

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Posted 17 May 2023 - 10:07 AM

Mr. Spacely was George Jetson's boss at Spacely Sprockets.

I was sort of surprised to read that the show was short lived.

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Posted 17 May 2023 - 01:12 PM

Probably a mid AIR collision :laugh2:

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Posted 17 May 2023 - 10:16 PM

Surely Tesla will have figured out "Full Self Driving" by then.


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Posted 18 May 2023 - 12:38 PM

Here is a swoopy one from  Colani 1980 GT 90 LeMans

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