This is a Nash Rambler Palm Beach, a concept car from 1956 styled by Pininfarina that sadly never made production but that unusually still exists today.
This beautiful Model Team recreation of the Palm Beach comes from Tim Inman of Flickr, who had replicated the stunning ‘50s lines superbly in Lego form, complete with a realistic straight-6 under the hood and an accurately detailed interior behind the opening doors.
There’s more to see of Tim’s Nash Rambler concept at his photostream; click the link above to head to an American motorshow c1956.
*Today’s travesty of a title song. It reached #1 in TLCB’s home nation. The same country that brought the world The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Queen, and Oasis. We’re not sure what happened in ‘94.
LEGO have added a few awesome classics to their Speed Champions range, with the iconic Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger joining the line-up in the last two years.
However there were far more muscle cars borne in the height of the craze than you might expect, which included AMC, with their largely forgotten Rebel ‘The Machine’.
Stupid name aside ‘The Machine’ was a proper muscle car, with an enormous 6.4 litre V8 making 340bhp, and the pre-requisite muscle car crappy steering, suspension and brakes. It also came in a distinctive reflective stripy paint-scheme applied by 3M, just in case you forgot what the ‘A’ in AMC stood for. Although of course red, white and blue stripes are probably more French or Dutch than they are American…
This neat Speed Champions recreation of the 1970 AMC Rebel ‘The Machine’, complete with its French American stripes is the work of Thomas Gion, and he’s captured the real car’s unique look rather nicely. Thomas has built a range of other classic muscle cars too and you can see more of them and ‘The Machine’ on Flickr via the link above.