German automobile maker BORGWARD wanted to diversify in to making military vehicles that would run fast. Their designer thought of experimenting this by first developing a car that would use new designs, material and body shape. Erich Uebelecker used his earlier experience with TATRA to design a rocket type called the Traumwagen (or Dream car in German) in 1955.
The car used an alloy body with Nylon 6 (a polymer material) as a glass dome roof, a 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder engine that developed 160 hp and glass lined headlights. The deceleration of the vehicle was so difficult that disc brakes had to be applied on all the 4 wheels. To add to the aeroplane look, oversized tail fins with tail lights were added. Test drive would begin in the night around the factory. However in of the test rides this car crashed against a tree and was damaged severely.
This is a RESIN model car and therefore has high degree of detailing.
|Dimension (Inch) Approx||13 x 7 x 5.5|
|Make||Best of Show|