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Vintage streamline cars and trucks by 3D modeler Niko Moritz

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3D modeler Niko Moritz has a portfolio site that’s populated with a series of wonderful streamline cars and trucks (and, well, planes and boats) based on designs and prototypes that weren’t always put into production. There are some real gems here.

streamline moderne truck designAbove is his model of a fuel tank truck design that was patented in 1937, but possibly never built. He’s based it on a period White coe truck, also the foundation for the teardrop marvel shown at right. Both are based on designs by Alexis De Sakhnoffsky.

Other highlights include the classic Cord 810, Jaguar XKE and XK120, and the Hupmobile Skylark. Oh.. and there’s some modern gunge, too :).

4 responses to “Vintage streamline cars and trucks by 3D modeler Niko Moritz
Danny says:
July 23rd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I was excited to see the ’37 White Streamliner. I’ve done a lot of research on this particular truck, and as far as my research has found White did make cab-overs, but this particular truck was never built. The reason this is so exciting to me is that I’ve always wanted to know what the truck would look like in real life, so I scratch built one out of brass and copper. I scratch build models to 1/48th scale or 1/4 inch equals one foot. When I built my model I scaled it off the artist’s conception drawing and I used the headlights for my scale. If you would email me, I’ll send you photos of my model as we can’t attach them to this. I really like what you did with the picture. Most of the time that I’ve seen this picture in books it’s usually black and white. Hope to hear from you.


don burris says:
September 9th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

i have a model of a bus with a fin no idea who made it.

(Edited to remove your phone number)

Jeff Bowerbank says:
May 4th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I am doing a freelance project for Labatts and they do not have an image of the full Streamliner in profile. Would it be possible to use your rendering? I am making a commemorative poster for their employees so it is not a commercial venture. the posters will not be sold.

Franz Henneken says:
June 9th, 2013 at 9:07 am

Emotion and Efficieny, that’s what I want to see on the roads. This streamlined shape of coachbuilding can save much energy. In Germany the trucks look like bricks. Please let the dream become true!

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