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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Samsung Transportation Museum Part Three: First Floor Lobby Gallery cont’d


Here are a few more of the “cars as art” from the lobby of the Samsung Museum in South Korea.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

1963 Corvette Sting Ray by Kate Tompkins

Yep, the one with the split rear window, though it was parked so close to the wall that you can’t really see that in my photos. Sure is a beaut. This was the first model year for the second-generation Corvette and also the first Sting Ray. Gotta hand it to Chevy. While the design for the Corvette keeps changing over the years, somehow each new model is still unmistakably a ‘vette.


1963 Corvette Sting Ray by Kate Tompkins














1957 BMW 507 Roadster

1957 BMW 507 Roadster by Kate Tompkins
This was parked next to the Sting Ray. I’d love to have both of them parked in my driveway. According to Wikipedia, the 507 is actually quite a rare car. Seems BMW planned to import them to the States, but they cost too much to make, so only 252 were ever built. Pity. However, 202 of them survived. Elvis bought one when he was stationed in Germany and brought it back to the States. No, this isn't his.

1957 BMW 507 Roadster by Kate Tompkins













1910 Mercer Model 30 Speedster

Not a lot of information online about this car, but conceptcarz says the company was named for Mercer County in New Jersey, where their plant was located. They were in business from 1910 until 1925. While it may not look like it to modern eyes, the Mercer Model 30 was designed for racing. Art? I’m not so sure.

1910 Mercer Model 30 Speedster by Kate Tompkins

1910 Mercer Model 30 Speedster by Kate Tompkins












Tomorrow, the last of the beauty cars, before we head into the main gallery for a look at the one car I’ve always wanted to see.

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