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Title Correspondence from eminent American automobile designer William L. "Bill" Mitchell (1912-1988) to Melbourne Brindle, including photographs of sports cars Mitchell designed
Collection Melbourne Brindle Collection
Object Name Correspondence
Caption Melbourne Brindle painting of Billy Mitchell's Corvette Mako Shark concept
Scope & Content Correspondence to Melbourne Brindle from eminent American automobile designer William L. "Bill" Mitchell (1912-1988). Letters are dated May 1 and May 5, 1978, and primarily discuss industrial design (Goodyear, 3M, GM and Yamaha). The 05/01/1978 letter has enclosures of (2) 8"x10" color photographs of the Phantom prototype, Mitchell's last design for GM, as well as a photocopied title page to a Karl Ludvigsen article on "Billy Mitchell's Sports Coupe: The Phantom" (magazine name unknown). The Phantom was never put into production. The 05/05/1978 letter has a color transparency of a Brindle illustration of the Mitchell-designed Corvette Shark.

Other photographs, not mentioned in the surviving correspondence, are of the Mako Shark and the Manta Ray;
Mitchell has written "My 2 favorites" on the back of a photograph of the two. Several photographs have inscriptions to Brindle from Mitchell; one is dated 08/09/1962, and presumably long predates the others.
Accession# 2002G1302
Subjects Aircraft, Experimental
Aircraft drawing
Jet airplanes
Object ID 2002G1302.04
Creator Mitchell, William L. "Bill", 1912-1988.
Other Creators Brindle, Ewart Melbourne, 1904-1995.
People Brindle, Ewart Melbourne, 1904-1995
Year Range from 1962
Year Range to 1978
Imagefile 015\2002G130204_Shark.jpg