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bcmiller

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Clay models - early development
« on: March 05, 2019, 05:02:27 AM »
As mentioned in the Early Designs thread, clay models were an important part of the initial designs.

Here are two more clay models. Neither one made it into actual production. 

Picture 1 is a from 1965, a Camaro Nomad.

Picture 2 is from July 14, 1966 - on the left is a Camaro 2 Seater.  Clay models could only stay outside a short time in the Detroit summer heat. Notice the regular Camaro, possibly a pilot car, in the right side of the image. 

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Re: Clay models - early development
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 05:11:00 AM »
Two more photos of XP-836 in clay early design. Note the Panther emblem on the fender and the letters P A N T H E R on the tail panel.

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Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: Clay models - early development
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 01:52:03 PM »
'clay model' terminology is accurate; concept cars they were not...  :)
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Re: Clay models - early development
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 04:54:14 PM »
The Camaro 'Nomad' clay is wild! Too bad it did not make production.
As for the two seat version, its proportions are off, and glad it did not make production.
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Re: Clay models - early development
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 04:32:24 AM »
Here's some more clay pics, apparently farther along the design process.
They cover the clay with mylar to replicate the paint and glass finish, btw.
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Re: Clay models - early development
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 04:39:20 AM »
Panther prototype pictures. Kudos to Lee Stewart for the pics.
Design is pretty fixed at this point. Oct 65 pictures.
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