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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

fins ain't what they used to be 1992.09

Exploring the possible form statements available for a coupe design has always created a freedom of expression.

Even these early sketches from 1983-84 show how beautiful aerodynamic shapes could evolve, even without wheels.

These influenced later sketches, especially a pair of coupe sketches produced for an interview at BMW in 1984, and a post 480, Volvo coupe in 1986.

The back bumper of the red sketch also from that time, was a major influence on the Escort RS Cosworth, 6 years later.

The design of a coupe will always be to create a unique personal statement for the owner, no matter how big the fins may grow.