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Re: KESS

Post by Rat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:21 pm

Sir Gary wrote:don't forget that the Frua utilized the Citroens hydro pneumatic self leveling suspension which was multi height adjustable .
That's a possible reason to differing stances ;)
Yes, of course you're right Gary and I totally forgot about that hidden Citroen feature.

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Re: KESS

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:40 pm

I still like blue cars, BB
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Re: KESS

Post by Marcellix » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:48 pm

GarageOnAWall wrote:I still like blue cars, BB
That's what my wife would say about this car: it's blue ;)

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Re: KESS

Post by scalainj » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:05 am

Marcellix wrote:
scalainj wrote:
Marcellix wrote:
scalainj wrote:Just thought i'd throw this in ;)

At the 1978 Turin Motor Show coachbuilder Pietro Frua presented a one-off 4-door sedan based on the Espada, called the Lamborghini Faena. The wheelbase was extended by 18 centimetres (7.1 in). It is currently owned by a Swiss collector
Frua also made a car based on the Citroën SM. That doesn't mean it looks like an SM ;)
Whilst this is true because it doesn't seem to use any SM panels, the Faena looks like what it is, a stretched Espada with different light treatments and some rear 3/4 windows - oh and two more doors. The resemblance is striking and so are the number of shared body panels. No getting away from it, i can clearly see the base car in the stretch
What body panels do these two cars share? I can not find anything but the wheels that are the same (just like the SM).
Yes it has the same stretched 70s conceptcar style, and it was meant to be and based on a Lamborghini. But to me it looks more like a rejected proposal for the Maserati Medici concept :)
I stand corrected. Now i've found a selection of larger pictures fom various angles i do believe there are no shared body panels.
Just the chassis (with an extra 7 inches in it) and drivetrain, some accessories, some glass (windscreen for example) instruments, trim and probably things like the loom. Not the rear lights though as they are from a SM apparently.

So what we have is a stretch Espada clothed in a pressed steel body to Frua design using some of the Espada styling clues and most likely the chassis hard points (i reckon the windscreen surround and A pillars are Espada)
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Re: KESS

Post by Marcellix » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:45 am

scalainj wrote:
Marcellix wrote:
scalainj wrote:
Marcellix wrote:
scalainj wrote:Just thought i'd throw this in ;)

At the 1978 Turin Motor Show coachbuilder Pietro Frua presented a one-off 4-door sedan based on the Espada, called the Lamborghini Faena. The wheelbase was extended by 18 centimetres (7.1 in). It is currently owned by a Swiss collector
Frua also made a car based on the Citroën SM. That doesn't mean it looks like an SM ;)
Whilst this is true because it doesn't seem to use any SM panels, the Faena looks like what it is, a stretched Espada with different light treatments and some rear 3/4 windows - oh and two more doors. The resemblance is striking and so are the number of shared body panels. No getting away from it, i can clearly see the base car in the stretch
What body panels do these two cars share? I can not find anything but the wheels that are the same (just like the SM).
Yes it has the same stretched 70s conceptcar style, and it was meant to be and based on a Lamborghini. But to me it looks more like a rejected proposal for the Maserati Medici concept :)
I stand corrected. Now i've found a selection of larger pictures fom various angles i do believe there are no shared body panels.
Just the chassis (with an extra 7 inches in it) and drivetrain, some accessories, some glass (windscreen for example) instruments, trim and probably things like the loom. Not the rear lights though as they are from a SM apparently.

So what we have is a stretch Espada clothed in a pressed steel body to Frua design using some of the Espada styling clues and most likely the chassis hard points (i reckon the windscreen surround and A pillars are Espada)
Yes, they probably had those rear lights still somewhere in the warehouse from the SM they "modified" ;)

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Re: KESS

Post by BertOne » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:02 pm

Pics of the forthcoming Faena are out and it looks good though I can't get the pictures to load any larger so if you want a better look check out the CarModel site.
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Re: KESS

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:04 pm

It does look quite nice! :)
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Re: KESS

Post by Paulius43 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:33 pm

Why are the wipers shrinked? :lol:
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PS thanks for the update BertOne!

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The Iso Rivolta is out already..
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Re: KESS

Post by Marcellix » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:54 am

Want all 3 of them... Faena looks very good to me.

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Re: KESS

Post by BertOne » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:30 am

Marcellix wrote:Want all 3 of them... Faena looks very good to me.
Faena looks good to me too but they will have to do something with those microwipers. Even Partworks style chromed canoes would be better.

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Re: KESS

Post by Paulius43 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:09 am

Maybe they are Inspector's Gadget telescopic wipers
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Re: KESS

Post by superbird77 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:20 pm

Front seems to be a bit long, but otherwise it looks nicely scaled down.

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Re: KESS

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:10 pm

...and its rear overhang too!

And the top, at the rear looks a bit low. Wheels seem small. :?
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Re: KESS

Post by GarageOnAWall » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:38 pm

Would love to own all 3, but at Kess prices will probably just settle for the ISO.

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Re: KESS

Post by BertOne » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:41 am

Coming soon, Cadillac Ghia 1953
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Momo Mirage
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Also in dark blue.

The Lamborghini Faena and Frua Maserati are now out.

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Re: KESS

Post by Marcellix » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:03 am

That Momo Mirage looks good :)

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Re: KESS

Post by David MG » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:13 am

Marcellix wrote:That Momo Mirage looks good :)
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Re: KESS

Post by Keko » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:54 am

Maybe I'm very near to have my first models of Kess...
Visit my collection in : http://kekomovil.blogspot.com
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Re: KESS

Post by David MG » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:57 am

Keko wrote:Maybe I'm very near to have my first models of Kess...
I just beat you to it. My first Kess purchase 30 mins ago.
A Puma GTV 033S. Kit cars are not my usual hunting ground but at £14.99, it was a cinch.

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Re: KESS

Post by Keko » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:05 am

Momo Mirage & Lambo Faena are on my target, David...
Visit my collection in : http://kekomovil.blogspot.com
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Re: KESS

Post by David MG » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:30 am

Keko wrote:Momo Mirage & Lambo Faena are on my target, David...
As mine.
Hope the do the Momo in this colour too. So much classier than silver.

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Re: KESS

Post by Arvid » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:56 am

Momo Mirage is a must:)
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Re: KESS

Post by BertOne » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:36 am

David MG wrote:
Keko wrote:Momo Mirage & Lambo Faena are on my target, David...
As mine.
Hope the do the Momo in this colour too. So much classier than silver.

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Well they are making it in dark blue too. A bit classier maybe?

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Re: KESS

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:14 am

That Mirage is quite nice...

...but it's the Cadillac that attracted my attention! :o
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