Built by: Paul Burke in Cotati, California
Since the Silhouette is being re-released once again, I got into my stash and did a quick build on this one. Like I said before, I like doing actual show cars as close to the real one as I can get, at least paint-wise that is.
This is the second paint scheme Bill Cushenbery did--the original being candy red over gold and black when he debuted the car in 1963. I did that version some years back, but sold it on Ebay. I always liked this second version better. The only thing wrong with this is that I have the incorrect engine for this period of the car (the correct one is a Buick nail head and I used the stock kit Ford.) Oh well, I was in a hurry.
The body belly pan was cut and all body parts were glued, sanded, primed and painted a custom mixed lavender pearl over white, then fogged with candy magenta and black. The interior is white pearl with black seat panels. I made the front wheels posable, and mildly detailed the engine.
Getting those front nerf bars on is always tricky no matter how many times you've done it, This is still one beautiful show car, even by today's standard, and sits in someone's garage someplace. It was stolen some years back, and hopefully will be found someday. A great kit. Pick up the reissue.