I always liked the long rear deck on these cars. I figured that moving the cab forward with a mid-engine configuration would emphasize that long, low look. I cut off the roof, pillars and door tops, shortened it, and glued it in where the hood went; the hood and some sheet plastic were used to fill in the deck. Most of the parts are from the AMT Starliner custom kit, although, the rear end is from Tamiya's Nissan Skyline (I tried a Corvette but it was too narrow). The narrow cockpit (it has to fit between the front fender wells) was a challenge. I started building this particular model about five or six years ago, but it got put into a closet until a month or two ago.
I know - all that space is for one humongous gas tank - you could go cross-country on one tankful!
That is imagination and ingenuity in action! Cool!
beautifull work,but the ingenuity is much better
Wow! Cool "reto-futuristic-concept" look
Exactly the point, jcbigpaw: a retro-futuristic concept, sort of like a landing module from a Captain Kirk vintage Star Trek clip that didn't make the final cut:
‘Take her to warp, Scotty.”
“Aye aye, Cap’n.”
Cue theme music and fade to commercial.
And they even called it a Starliner! They probably didn't call it Enterprise because it was a couple of years before the TV show made the airwaves.
Maybe I'll cut out the tail lamps and replace them with warp drives.