1958 Oldsmobile Fiesta Wagon.
The '58 Olds is not a favorite year for me BUT I will definitely be buying this model. It is a great representative of the chrome laden cars of the late 50s and it is a station wagon, which is a body style I love. I assume that Sergio will be asking for color suggestions for this one. My two suggestions are from the '58 Olds color chart; Marlin Blue Iridescent with Pearl Gray roof for the first one and Canyon Glow Iridescent with white roof for the second. IMHO this is a model that would really benefit from a tutone paint job.
Would you provide a photo of a side view of the prototype? I would like to see how much chrome is on a 1958
Inverness, Illinois, USA
Sergio: Excellent choice for another model in development. I have been waiting a long time for this one in order to complete my collection of four. The GM 4 door hardtop wagons were unique to Buick and Oldsmobile only for 2 years ; 1957 and 1958. Three of these have been made in 1/43 scale- Neo made the 1957 and 1958 Buicks while Brooklin made the 1957 Oldsmobile. The 1958 Olds is the only one missing until now. Thanks Sergio.
As Jack Dodds stated, this model would benefit from a 2 tone paint, the roof being white or other close light color. You will note that both the Neo models have been issued this way and I will note in many different main body colors. I have seen the Brooklin Olds done in many repainted colors, also 2 tone.
@kenspear I agree Ken and let's not forget the gorgeous black and red '57 Olds wagon done by Brooklin.
WOW!!! I love it!
This is a terrific 1958 Oldsmobile wagon ! It is great to see a '58 Oldsmobile being done and it will definitely be well received.
Sergio posted this on Facebook. So there's your colors.
And another pic Sergio posted on facebook of the rear of the car that shows the outrageous crazy cool styling.
Click on pic to enlarge for best clarity.
Sergio has asked for color suggestions:
@jack-dodds Or the white/gray tutone version, with the red interior. That's one I really wish I'd gotten. As for the single-colored '58s, I have an original ad in my collection of Jerry Lewis and his wife in a solid-red '58 Fiesta. That's a lot of red!
Let us not forget, however, that the two-toned versions had that contrasting panel on the roof, matching the lower body color. That would have made for a demanding paint process on Sergio's model, as John Roberts can attest because JR did the contrasting panel on his repaints of Brooklin's '57 Fiesta. My color preference for a two-tone would be as shown in the deluxe Olds catalog, a lovely mint green body with a white roof and matching green insert on top.
Thanks Rick.....long time no hear! I agree that a 2-tone would really enhance this model.
Here's that catalog image,
Here's that catalog image and an example of what Rick is talking about.
I'm glad to hear from you Rick. Yeah the one that i have white/gray tutone version, with the red interior is my favorite. But that one is not bad as well.