Enchantment Land Coachbuilders - production documented
After seeing @pascal-michels vintage Indy Pace cars and @d-m-holcombe Willys Coupe, I asked our esteemed moderator John K if he had contact info for Jerry Rettig. He did and after many back-and-forth emails, I have tried to document everything Jerry said and all the photos he had of his creations. See my article in MAR Online and all the photos now at hobbyDB!
I will be happy to update or add to, if we missed anything... Thanks to John and especially to Jerry, we collectors now have a better grasp of the full extent of ELC's output.
Great work, Karl. Thanks for your ongoing and significant contributions to the hobby. You're one of the guys that make all this so enjoyable.
Here are other ELC products :
And here is mine :
Here are the ELC modelcars in my pace cars collection
1937 La Salle
1950 Mercury 4-door (Brooklin conversion on which I added custom decals)
1951 Chrysler (with custom decals)
1997 Oldsmobile (Minichamps conversion with custom decals)
Chevrolet conversions :
Ford hot rod
More pace cars
Lincoln, Cadillac and Packard wreckers
Team Caliber conversion
Pascal, many thanks for sharing your magnificent collection, and also your fine photography. Jerry Rettig's work is always a pleasure to view.
@pascal-michels Wow, those are all ELC? I have more work to do to update hobbyDB with all your photos! Thanks for all your posts!
@karl A friend of mine called Yannick 😉 will send me tons of pictures with ELC models
And I will share those pics here for you
So more work for you
Here are some other pictures of modelcars made by Jerry Rettig
He didn't only make modelcars 😉
Having met Jerry Rettig a few times on business trips to Tucson and built some of his models, I have many times encouraged him to be part of the forum but he contends that because he is in the "business" he does not feel comfortable being on the forum. Doesn't seem to deter Sergio. Here are a few 1941 Buicks i built from Jerry's kits. The coupe, the woody, and the four door sedan.
And a 1937 Chevrolet sedan that I built converting it from a four door to a two door.
And some 1939-41 Chevrolet coupes
And a 1939 Buick convertible sedan
And a mid 60s Checker Aerobus
And a 1940 Dodge sedan (the convertible is from another resin maker)
John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA