EV1 Nose - Red
Display / Demonstration Nose
This is one of our more interesting acquisitions. We acquired it
from a former Hughes engineer in Torrance. Purchased
entirely on a couple of distant pictures, crated, and shipped halfway
across the country.
At first, we thought it was an 1994 Impact LPF nose. As you will see
in the first picture, the cut angle between the front of the
nose and its corresponding right-front-fender is 'L' shaped, much
like the Impact LPF fleet in '94. Upon arrivial we were able to see
the left-side fender connection, and realized that it is a
later EV1 piece. Oh well. We were looking forward to acquiring the
Impact unit as we already had stock of several EV1 noses. But
as the saying goes, any part is better then no part,
and this is a very nice addtion to the collection even if a bit
later then we had hoped.
Also notice, that this nose was not fitted to a vehicle. It is a display,
deomonstration nose for some unknown purpose. It arrived
with a sub-frame that bolts to a leveling frame that
holds the nose off the ground. We have seen GM use Impact
display noses in demonstrations previously, but this one,
as an EV1 nose, would be expected to be 1995 or later, and not
the 1992/'93 vintage we had previously identified.
So far, we have chosen not to restore this piece even though
it would be a rather simple restoration. The headlights, although
damaged from the LA sunshine, are currently destined
to be restored and fitted to the Test-buck
build in the years to come.
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