Mopar taxis, 1935-2003

The reliable 3.5 V6

1997 Plymouth Pronto
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DIY Chrysler Concorde model

text and photos by Graeme Ogg

I always admired the bold styling of the last-generation Concorde and Intrepid cars, but the only model of the Concorde I’ve seen is a rather plump-looking 1:25 snap-together kit with blacked-out windows. Hongwell did made a 1:43 scale Intrepid for the US market, and in a moment of reckless desperation I decided to try converting it into a Concorde.

Concorde model front quarter

This involved a near-total re-skinning of the original four-inch-long model, building a new rear end, and manufacturing a new grille, headlamp units, and flush side glazing. It gave me quite a few problems, partly because of all the complex curves in the bodywork, and partly because the car looks very different in different pictures - big, long and bulky in some, and shorter and softer in others.

Concorde and Intrepid models

I wasn’t 100% successful in steering a compromise between these different impressions; I don’t think the tail is quite high and bulky enough, and the nose is maybe a little too blunt.

Concorde rear quarter

No doubt some model manufacturer could do better, but it doesn’t look like they have any plans to try. At least I came up with something, and did my best to pay homage to a good-looking car. Maybe some Concorde enthusiasts will find the result interesting.

Chrysler Concorde model

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