Monday, January 24, 2011

Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark I

Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark I model made by Autoart with Ref.: 51061
1962 ‘Mako Shark I,’ was the brainchild of William (Bill) Mitchell. Legend surrounds the origin of the car, including Mitchell’s flash of inspiration after catching a shark while deep-sea fishing. The Shark looked like a real shark, with a mouth, gills and a shark-like paint scheme that gradated from blue/gray on the top to silver/white on the bottom (along the rocker panels). The Shark, along with the Stingray Racer, heavily influenced the body design of the second generation of Corvette models.
1961 XP-755 Shark: Larry Shinoda restyled the XP-700, retaining its bubble roof and reshaping the nose to resemble the Sting Ray’s. 1962 Mako Shark: Yet another redo on the XP-700/755 removed the bubble roof, updated the interior, and freshened up the nose to include a bumper bar.
Chevy-V8cyl 6999cc 425hp at 5800rpm (Glass-fiber panels)

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