yes yes yes YES!!! that is exactly what they need to make!
this car really aint doing it for me. but as always, your skills are excellent
Very well done chop, though don't care for the Bel-Air concept crossed with what looks like a 2-door Enclave.
Wow, nicely done! Not crazy about the grille/headlamps, but the overall lines look great...nice touch with the red-line tires..that must be the "retro" part of your design!
"...you'll be livin' in a van, down by the river!" - Chris Farley
That's the way it should be! That's how GM should have reskinned Chevrolet Ipanema!
That's pretty sweet Rex. Why not make it a hard-top. wasn't the 55 Nomad a hard-top? Maybe not, I can't picture it. Anyway nice idea.
Yours skills are impeccable so now we can discuss the design of the vehicle and not get bogged down by visual distractions. I am all for a shooting brake concept but those front end graphics are sooo tired. Chevy just can't seem to come up with something progressive so I wished you would've wowed us with something that sizzles. The swag lines seems to work here, it's more heritage than retro. The kick-up over the rear wheel is a very very nice touch. Gives the wagon some character. Though the one thing I don't understand is why the 'C' pillar? I'm sure your thinking of a powered window there but I think it breaks up the clean expanse too much and looks gimmicky. A powered pop-out window, similar to a mini-vans would look a bit better.
Again, I LOVE the idea of a Shooting Brake and your skills are outstanding.
Oh, I just noticed the red lines....nice "Hot Wheels" touch.
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I personally have never ever ever liked the BelAir concept. I always thought it to be a half-assed last minute effort from GM to have a concept similar to the Thunderbird at the same time. No real thought went into it(as evidenced by them using the 5-cylinder engine).
Here's a quick redo (changed the side glass, profile, etc... and also enlarged the grille).
The first one is better! The bigger grille works, but the Ipanema C-pillar just defines the character of the car, it HAS to be there. How about deriving a 5-door version of it?
Why do you keep saying "Ipanema"? What does that mean?
I keep saying Ipanema because I just love this word. I love Brazilian Portuguese in general
Ipanema is the name of the other (not Copacabana) beach in Rio. It was also used for a Brazilian Chevrolet model, which was a wagon version of Opel Kadett E. Originally it came in a 3-door version and this is how I call this body style (with a C-pillar).
I don't find this vehicle beautiful, and it looks really crappy in this photo, I only like the name and this body style.
Looks awesome, I like the first one better though.
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