This is the '55 Chevrolet, modelled by Johannes and built by me. I decided to build this '60s classic while browsing through Johannes' gallery of CAD car designs he never got around to building. I was kinda fed up with the car's i'd built so far, because they lacked any kind of artistic styling. So, when i came across his '55 Chevrolet , I knew this was the car i was going to build next. I had to make some minor modifications, but all in all, it's very accurately built. Please take a look at it and of course review. Thanks in advance!
Front view. I just love the huge fender. I also managed to procure clear windscreens so as to keep the model "old-school".
I decided to change Johannes' blue/white paintjob to red/white. Not only do i have more red bricks, but I also think this combo looks much better. What I really like about this car is the little chrome strip down the side, it just looks so cool with it.
I scavenged these great spoke rims from one of those Dino Adventure (or whatever they're called) sets because i wanted to make the car look really '60s. They fit the era much better than the almost-solid rims I used for my other cars.
3/4 shot from behind. Alas, i had to add the shark fins to hold the rear lights in place. Sadly, there was no way around it. I know they're totally wrong on this Chevy, but it's the best solution i could come up with.
Ah, those classy lines.
Enough of the sissyness! the driver of this Chevy decided to give his baby some real punch. And there's no better way to give a car serious punch than to replace the stock engine with a big V8. This driver opted for the biggest gun Chevrolet has to offer, their 572cid V8, delivering over 650hp and enough grunt to hurtle this car from 0 to 60 mph within 4.5 seconds.
I think I've found a way round the rear light problem: swap the grey slope bumper peices for a grey 1x1 with hole (recreate the slope with flat greys next to it) and put a grey connecter with stud in the hole... should work ok.
ok the who.le car is wonderful except the tail fins unless the '55 is not a belair or something... my dad has a 2 door belair 1955 and it just oes straight off the back no sharkfin looking tail lights. if you have some proof plz email me i would like to know otherwise. very good by the way.
hehe it feels rather awkward to review this. thats funny with the rear lights. i noticed that error in my design when i started to build the gasser version of this car, and i didn't either found any way around it so i just didn't add any lights :D
that tail fin thing is one way to do it sure, but i might still try to fix that thing later maybe..