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and is that a paper dealing with a urethane product beneath the image?
The photo is from a book of mine and it's sitting on the table on top of a clip board from a bumper re manufacturer that I use. The car was a complete car and finished but never shown because of one very good reason.

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:25 AM
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Ok I've slept on it and a glimmer of recognition has emerged. Clearly this is a Chrysler concept. it's their type of styling that I saw last night. Upon reexamining the art rendering I noticed something on the left rear fender area. It could only be seaweed! This my fellow automobile enthusiasts could only be the fabled Chrysler Norseman lost on the SS Andrea Doria which sank off the coast of Massachusetts in 1957. The car was being shipped from Carrozzeria Ghia SpA of Turin Italy where Chrysler had commissioned them to create the car in 1956. This was the first concept car Ghia built for Chrysler but not the last. The design of the vehicle has been credited to Billie Brownlie under the direction of Chrysler head designer Virgel Exner. It was a fully functioning car reputed to be the worlds most automated car. Its most interesting feature was it's roof. Cantilevered on top of frame-less windshield and rear glass it had a electric sunroof! Truly a great loss!
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Ding Ding Ding, you have it BB. Where did you get those great photos! All I had ever seen was the drawing of the Norseman. I love the in process photos in the styling studios.

Hey BB I posted a while ago maybe you missed it or responded and I just don't remember but I am looking for some styling studio photos of the Chevy AD (1947-54) pickup. I had an Collectible Automobile mag a few years ago with a bunch of great styling changes they had thought of with different grilles and such and can't find this mag, you have any idea where I can get those photos?

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Brian as i said the rendering definatly had a Chrysler feel to it when I looked at it. Who made Chrysler concepts in that time era? Ghia! So to Ghia I went . good old Wiki got me to Ghia/Chrysler and that got me to the Norseman. One pick came from Wiki. Wiki's info got me to this site (Online Imperial Club (OIC) for Imperial, Chrysler Imperial, and Chrysler New Yorker Brougham Enthusiasts) where it told the story and had the rest of those pics. The pic of the the guy in front of the buck for the Norseman was taken at Ghia in Italy!
Not a whole lot of luck on you Chevy AD info yet, but you'ed better keep looking for that mag. The Car Collector Magazine CO. is out of business as the FBI seized it and lots of other things belonging to Tim Drummon one of the other Ponzie artists that went to jail! You might try contacting the people here
at GM Heritage Center - We Make History Every Day They might be able to put you on the right track. I'll keep looking.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:42 PM
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After weeks of wind tunnel testing, what was the determining factor that set the height of the rear wing on Dodge's new 1969 Daytona Super Bird?
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I think one of the engineers had his wife come by the design shop to make sure she could open the trunk fully without the deck lid hitting the wing.

He wanted to be sure that it would be easy for her to fit all the grociers in there when she went out on weekends errands to the supermarket

She then suggested he get his own groceries from then on and womens lib was put into action, along with strong desire for men to keep there better halves out of the garage from that day forward.
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So basically what your saying is that with everything together it was a twofer.
You are correct! Ask away.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:12 PM
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Just having some fun with trying to imagine the engineers reaction to when they realized that maybe they should allow the trunk to open fully. A women would have pointed that out right away before wind tunnel testing lol

Ok so can anyone identify the concept car in the pic, namely the make, year and model?
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I got it. I got it. Call on me! My turn! .....1957 Packard Predicta.

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Obviously John is grossly wrong or he hails from Boston. That is the 1957 Packard concept car, The Predictor not the "Predicta"
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I just read some thing interesting. like the Chrysler norseman the Packard Predictor was built by Ghia of Turin. I know Ford also used them for some of their concepts.
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I got it. I got it. Call on me! My turn! .....1957 Packard Predicta.

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Packard should get extra points for that cool name!

On the Super Bird wing I know I have posted this but maybe you guys missed it. When my brother was an apprentice mechanic at a Chevy dealer in 1976 he was given a new Vette to put a luggage rack on. He put it up there and didn't like how it looked so he moved it back a little for a more pleasing appearance. He drilled all the holes put in the rubber nut thingies in the fiberglass and installed the rack, pleased with his beautiful work and THEN he noticed the gas door. You guessed it, the gas door hit the rack and wouldn't open. The had someone else remount it and the holes had to be filled and the whole back of the car painted.

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Obviously John is grossly wrong or he hails from Boston. That is the 1957 Packard concept car, The Predictor not the "Predicta"
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LOLOLOL, Oh my God it is the "Predictor"! LOL, I am sorry, I think John wins it simply because the name Predicta is better than Predictor!

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You guys are hard. Just because you cut me some slack, I will give you an easy one. What was the original Chevrolet Nomad Concept car based on?

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