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1961-2 Corvette "Mako Shark" Concept Car Snapfast Plus (1/25) (fs)
1961-2 Corvette "Mako Shark" Concept Car Snapfast Plus (1/25) (fs)
 
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"Great Promo Style Rendering of an Epic Showcar"

The XP-755 concept car, also known as the Mako Shark, was designed by Larry Shinoda under the direction of General Motors Styling and Design head Bill Mitchell in 1961, as a concept for future Chevrolet Corvette production cars. In keeping with the name, the streamlining, pointed snout, and other detailing was partly inspired by the sleek, fast-moving shortfin mako shark. The '61 Corvette tail was given two additional tail lights (six total) for the concept car. The concept was inspired by Bill Mitchell's 1959 Stingray racer XP87 which also inspired the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray.

A widespread story has it that Mitchell had an actual mako shark mounted on the wall in his office, and ordered his team to paint the car to match the distinctive blue-gray upper surface gently blending into the white underside of the fish. After numerous attempts to match the shark's color scheme failed, the team hit upon the idea of kidnapping the fish one night, painting it to match their best efforts on the car, and returning it to the office. Mitchell never realized the difference and pronounced himself pleased with the team's duplication of nature's handiwork on the car.

The Mako Shark was a tremendous success on the auto show circuit. In fact, it's been noted just how closely it resembles the design of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette. A lot of the Mako’s design elements made it into production. But the Mako Shark concept wasn’t the only fish of its kind at General Motors.
Features
  • Authentic Detailed Body, Chassis and Side Pipes
  • Pre-Painted Gradient Fade Away Paint Scheme
  • Authentic Mako Shark Emblems

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