1952 Maverick Sportster “Scale Models” Now Available

Hi Gang…

Great news…..you can now create your own Undiscovered Classics collection and save some garage space while doing so.   Thanks to the efforts of Alex Kotyar of Esval Models and some keen rendering work of artist extraordinaire Dan Palatnik, two versions of the 1952 Maverick Sportster have been designed, developed and released.

A metallic green Maverick and a white one too.  These are both modeled after Fred Roth’s (Roth Collection) Maverick Sportster and are a great tribute to Fred and his family for their commitment to the history and tradition of these cars.

Let’s check out how the 1:43 scale model looks with some close-up images.

 

History: Past, Present and Future

Maverick Motors was one of the first to bring a fiberglass bodied car to the market back in 1952.  Designed to be different from the start, the Maverick Sportster was the largest production based fiberglass car to be produced in the 1950s and they did so with a unique design in mind.  It is called by many as “America’s Postwar Duesenberg.”

Sterling Gladwin, founder and builder of the Maverick Sportster, wanted to bring together the elegance of prewar design with the power and performance of postwar engineering.  Gladwin received approval from Cadillac to promote the new Maverick Sportster automobiles as being built with both Cadillac power and chassis – a significant achievement for a limited production automobile manufacturer.  Approximately seven Maverick sportsters were built with less than half known to exist today.

A 1952 Maverick Sportster appeared in the “Sport Customs” class at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it was this car that was used for creating the Esval model.

Click Here To Review the 2012 “Sport Customs” Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Click Here To Review The History of the Maverick Sportster

About Esval Models:

Esval Models is a relatively new company located in New Jersey founded by model car enthusiasts and collectors with over 40 years of experience.  All Esval’s models are crafted from resin in 1:43, 1:24, & 1:18 scales.  The Esval Models brand has gained a worldwide recognition in the past several years and is well-known now for highly accurate and detailed replicas of interesting and historical classic and modern cars.

Esval’s assortment of models is growing and now includes models of cars that appeal to our Undiscovered Classics community.  We’re honored by their choice to model some of the cars we celebrate and look forward to sharing more stories about current and future scale models that are (and will be) available soon.

Click Here To View Esval’s New Offerings Including the Maverick Sportster

Click Here To See Esval’s Full Offering of Scale Models

Purchase: How to Put One of These Models in Your Garage

All 1:43 scale models are priced at $99.99.  If you are interested in obtaining any of these beautiful replicas, please contact Esval Models directly at info@esvalgroup.com

Summary:

Great thanks to Alex Kotlyar of Esval models for making the Maverick Sportster available to the public.  As with any limited offering, if you are interested in obtaining one of these models, be sure to send them an e-mail at the address above.  You can also drop us a line via e-mail or phone too – always happy to help.

And, if you want to learn more about Fred Roth and his history with bringing value and recognition to handbuilt American sports cars, click on the following link to watch a short video:

Fred Roth on Ray Evernham’s AmeriCarna – 2015

Hope you enjoyed the story, and remember…

The adventure continues here at Undiscovered Classics.

Geoff


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