Mercer cobra exhaust - Bookshelf
The first year Renwal used the Mercer and the following year it exhibited the Bugatti. ... The car debuted in December 1964 as the Mercer Cobra and featured unique swing-out headlights, bumpers, grille, exhaust protector, and wheel covers, ...
About this book
The story of a man that brought his own personal style to the world of industrial design, from automobiles to powerboats. Some 50 years after his design masterpieces wrested styling leadership away from General Motors - Harley Earl. Thirty four years after his untimely death, Virgil Exner’s name still remains inexorably linked to the Chrysler Corporation in the minds of car enthusiasts worldwide. For an all too brief period, Exner’s name epitomised all that was great and exciting in America. His thrilling automobile designs from the mid-fifties took the world by storm and put Chrysler at the top. His work was nothing less than a revolution. Until the mid-fifties, engineers, creating cars that were reliable but invariably staid and conservative, had dominated auto design. Exner introduced to Chrysler, firstly with his ‘idea cars’ then with production models, vehicles that were wanted for their looks but at the same time, were soundly engineered; automobiles that carried classic proportions and gave the illusion of movement even whilst stationary. His design of the 1947 Studebaker established the design pattern for all modern cars and was a huge success. Along with automobile styling, his talents stretched to many other areas of industrial design, from trains to trucks and boats to Buicks. This book gets behind the character of the man, his strengths and weaknesses, his personal tragedies and his vision of modern transport. Uncover why he set up in competition with Raymond Loewy, get the real facts behind historic inaccuracies and why he was made scapegoat for the sales disaster of the early sixties, Then delight in his fine artwork and his love of motor racing. With many previously unseen works of art and family photos among the 150 colour images throughout this is a unique and fascinating insight into a pivotal player in the development of the modern automobile.
Sitting behind a Mercer engine capable of generating only 30-odd horsepower, a boy mightn't be too impressed — until he ... It was noisy, if one used the cutout, a thing we no longer hear much about: a device that opened the exhaust to the air this side ... A word of warning: Do not be deceived by the brand-new Mercer- Cobra by Virgil Exner, late of Chrysler and one of the foremost designers of our time.
Like the old Mercer, it conveys a mechanical interest through deliberate exposure of mechanical parts in the suspension, exhaust system and headlight mechanism . The bold brass radiator shell of the old Mercer is evident in the Mercer- Cobra ...