A Four-Wheeled Conversation Piece Arrives on Campus

Levers more reflective of boat-building than automobile manufacturing lend a nautical touch to the dashboard.

Levers more reflective of boat-building than automobile manufacturing lend a nautical touch to the dashboard.

A strange visitor from decades past, the Verrill Wolf Wagon awaits offload outside the Parkes Automotive Technology Center.

A strange visitor from decades past, the Verrill Wolf Wagon awaits offload outside the Parkes Automotive Technology Center.

Six front headlights will illuminate students' view of automotive history.

Six front headlights will illuminate students’ view of automotive history.

The Verrill Wolf Wagon, a rare Chrysler-powered prototype vehicle included in a private collection affiliated with The Swigart Museum in Huntingdon, was delivered Friday for its date with students in the automotive restoration technology major. The 1953 vehicle, uniquely designed and sturdily constructed of fiberglass, will be repainted and detailed for the exclusive Concours d’Elegance – a celebration of the bygone automobile – to be held June 13-15 at The Hotel Hershey.

4 Comments

  1. Richard Spiegelman says:

    I saw this car at the Hershey Saturday car show back in 1992. I have some photos on my Flickr site.

    Posted August 19, 2013 at 7:20 am
  2. Scott D. Neuhard says:

    You should set up a camera to do a time lapse display of the progress. I first saw this on the road trip to the campus; it was quite a conversation piece.

    Posted August 19, 2013 at 9:29 am
  3. Edward L. Thompson says:

    The Swigart Museum is filled with gems like this. Been there a few times and have never been disappointed with their place.

    Posted August 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm
  4. Gregg Eshelman says:

    There are a lot of one-off custom cars from this era that are absolutely ugly. This is not one of them.

    That steering column looks like it used to be part of a bar stool or a swiveling boat seat.

    Posted October 29, 2013 at 12:19 am

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