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Tired of waiting for Leland! So I made one…

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11:43 am
August 19, 2011


DDD

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Post edited 12:02 pm – August 19, 2011 by DDD


Not compacted this time, and not a bad size next to Mattel's Finn:

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2224/lelandcustomset.jpg

The closest match I could find to Leland was the Jaguar E-Type, but not the usual slope-back one (like David Hobbscap). There was a convertible with a hardtop that looks pretty close, though it's missing the chrome strip down the hood.

Corgi released a burgundy one in the early 60's, and I got hold of a decent one and added some eyes…what's great is the hardtop lifts off, so a little paper insert cut just right fits inside.

The grill isn't a bad match…Corgi made it more like Leland's than the actual one, which was more recessed. (The 70's E-Type was closer to Leland's.)

There's a little Photoshop touch-up on the photos, but only to clean up scuffs…everything else is really there. He'll do till the real thing comes along!

11:51 am
August 19, 2011


John in Missouri

Mid-Missouri

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That is so cool!!!

8:37 pm
August 19, 2011


Tom

The Free State

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Another great custom, DDD!

7:28 am
August 20, 2011


corinne

NEW YORK

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Wow !!! Kiss

9:06 am
August 20, 2011


John

Los Angeles

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Add a couple of LEDs and he'd be Lights Leland, nice job.

10:04 am
August 20, 2011


Fillmore1234

Illinois

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Stellar job! Looks like the real thing!

11:02 am
August 21, 2011


slicepie

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Wow, very impressive!  I can only wish I could do something like that.  My lack of imagination and patience make it impossible for me to do anything like that.

Thousands of Cars available for trade or sale.  Always looking for older and harder to find Cars.  Email me at slicepie@roadrunner.com

12:00 pm
August 21, 2011


DDD

Townie

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Thanks! But I don't have a lot of patience or skill at this either. I hesitate to even call it a "custom"…Corgi did all the work 50 years ago; I just found some eyes online and did a little adjusting of color and expression so he had his "OMG" look, and printed them out and cut them to size. They fit right into the windshield with the top off. Very low tech! Now the REAL customizers here…that's skill, patience, and imagination!

7:46 pm
August 21, 2011


Mike Manifold

Chi-Car-Go

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Right on!Cool

6:40 am
April 8, 2012


Gurch

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sweet, very good effort 🙂

6:08 pm
April 9, 2012


Mariela

DHS

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posts 456

Really nice, great job!

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