|CUSTOMIZER: Ahmed / MARCA:Matchbox / CASTING: Chrysler Atlantic|
de los 30’s con las mejores líneas de diseño en la historia del automóvil (Buggatti 57S Atlantic, Talbot Lago, Delahaye y Delage) e incluso también tiene un motor 8 en línea como lo traía el Bugatti Atlantic, en este caso formado de dos motores de Dodge Neon. Después de saber esta historia, el Atlantic se convirtió en uno de mis autos concepto favoritos y de ahí surgió la idea de customizar este casting de Matchbox
The story of this concept car is quite unique. In 1994 Chrysler’s president Bob Lutz, and chief designer Tom Gale were invited as judges for that year’s Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance, the most presitigious event of it’s type in the entire world. Lutz and Gale noticed that some of the cars they were judging were actually very close stylistically to some of the concept cars doing the rounds at the time, so right there in Pebble Beach’s grass, they decided that for the following year they’d unveil a concept car so striking that it’d send all other concepts back to their trailers with the tail ‘tween their tires.Legend has it that Lutz made a quick-ass sketch in a napkin and gave it to Gale. The result was the Chrysler Atlantic of 1995, designed by Bob Hubbach, who based his vision in some of the most striking and beautiful automobiles to ever grace the roads, like the Bugatti 57 Atlantic, the Talbot Lago “Teardrop”, and works by Delage and Delahaye. And their heritage can be clearly seen troughout the lines of the car. It even has a straight-8 engine just like those french wonders, only this one was formed by blending to Dodge Neon engines together.After knowing of this car’s story, it became one of my favorites concept cars ever, and I just had to customize one of the Matchbox castings of this thing.
I repainted it in a silver finish, with a much more delicate metallic grain than the original gold paint.
Para los rines utilicé lo mas nuevo que había en esa época, además que el tamaño de las llantas es el ideal para representar los rines de 21″ adelante y 22″ atrás que traía el Atlantic real (muy grandes para su época)
The front and rear Chrysler badges are highlighted in aluminum.