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‘904 Speedtail’ sculpture is inspired by the sleek 1960s Porsche 904 road and race car. A work of art created with artist Steven James.

limited numbered edition of:9 editions
total size (cm):100 x 18 x 14 cm approx.
total size (inches):38 x 7 x 5 inches approx.
weight:TBC kg/ TBC lbs approx.
artwork code:Type 060
availability:1 now
buy from (£GBP):£2,790


About the sculpture:

THE INSPIRATION – The beautiful Porsche 904 was a 1960’s race car that was also built for the road, with just over 100 build for racing homologation. Also known as the Carrera GTS.

THE SCULPTURE – This sculpture accentuates Steven James’ stunning car form with a long curved wooden swept tail section, using multiple stripes of steamed and hand bent interlocking ash. A beautiful long plinth of Walnut features in this artwork. The car form is cast concrete, polished and real gold leaf covering it, with a distressed finish look.

THE LOOK – The angled rear leads to long arcing curved strips of ash. These handcrafted wooden tail elements twist and interweave, portraying an imagined aerodynamic airflow. Purchasers can choose their own bespoke custom specification of materials and finishes.


Further images:

These images show the artwork from all angles.

NOTE: all sculptures come with an integral plinth base in various materials (see ‘Material options’ section below).


Material options:

Below shows the material options for each sculpture section.

cartailplinth
gold leafY
concrete polishedY
black stained concreteY
oak / walnut/ ashYY

Sculpture versions & specifications:

Below are the different sculpture versions available, their material specifications, and guide prices.

‘GOLD, ASH, OAK’ versionGold leaf over concrete car form, ash steambent sections on solid walnut base.£2,790
‘CUSTOM BESPOKE’choose your own specification.£ POA

Each sculpture comes with:

  • 1 – Each sculpture plinth is signed and dated by the artist.
  • 2 – Certificate of Authenticity, complete with numbered edition, signed and dated by the artist.
  • 3 – Protective baize underside to each plinth.
  • 4 – Protective white cloth gloves, to professionally handle the artwork.

Optional extras:

  • A – Display cases (Gallery grade, UV bonded, with slotted base) available to order.
  • B – Name plaques (personalised details can be engraved/ etched) available to order.

Shipping:

International shipping is available (secure crate / tracked / insured).

Local collection from my workshop is possible by appointment.



Other artworks you may like…

  • ‘Monster 917’
    Stunning half scale sculpture inspired by the iconic Porsche 917k Le Mans, a maze of tubular aluminium and carbon fibre connected by artist designed 3d printed joints. Price £37k
  • ‘Skeletale 917’
    Stunning elongated 1/12th scale sculpture inspired by the Porsche 917k Le Mans winner 1970. Single 3d printed form, Edition of 17. £1790
  • ‘E-Racer’
    ‘E-Racer’ sculpture is inspired by the sleek Formula E racecar. Featuring steambent wood body and aerodynamic tail with carbon fibre details.
  • ‘Aeromax’
    ‘Aeromax’ car sculpture is inspired by the sleek curves of the Morgan Aeromax. Featuring Ash mirroring the real wood framework of the car. Editions of 9.
  • ‘904 Speedtail’
    Streamlined tail car sculpture collaboration with artist Steven James, inspired by 1960s Porsche 904 Carrera GTS. Editions of 9. £2790


‘RSR Speedtail’ sculpture is inspired by the iconic 1970s Porsche 911 RSR, also known as the ‘Mary Stuart’. A work of art created with artist Steven James.

limited numbered edition of:9 editions
total size (cm):80 x 18 x 14 cm approx.
total size (inches):29 x 7 x 5 inches approx.
weight:TBC kg/ TBC lbs approx.
artwork code:Type 058
availability:1 now
buy from (£GBP):£2,390


About the sculpture:

THE INSPIRATION – The legendary Porsche 911 RSR was nicknamed the ‘Mary Stuart’ for its large wrap-around rear tail. It won the 1973 Targa Florio, the great Sicilian road race.

THE SCULPTURE – This sculpture accentuates Steven James’ stunning car form with a long curved wooden swept tail section, using multiple stripes of steamed and hand bent interlocking ash. Carbon fibre streaks represent the rear tyre marks, and a thick oak plinth feature in this artwork. The car form is cast concrete, polished and real gold leaf covering it, with a distressed finish look.

THE LOOK – The rear spoiler leads to a huge arcing curved section of ash. Other handcrafted wooden tail elements twist and interweave, portraying an imagined aerodynamic airflow. Purchasers can choose their own bespoke custom specification of materials and finishes.


Further images:

These images show the artwork from various angles.

NOTE: all sculptures come with an integral plinth base in various materials (see ‘Material options’ section below).


Material options:

Below shows the material options for each sculpture section.

cartailtyre marks
plinth
gold leafY
concrete polishedY
black stained concreteY
carbon fibre veneerYY
oak / walnut/ ashYY

Sculpture versions & specifications:

Below are the different sculpture versions available, their material specifications, and guide prices.

‘GOLD, ASH, OAK’ versionGold leaf over concrete car form, ash steambent sections, carbon fibre ‘streaks’ on solid oak base.£2,390
‘CUSTOM BESPOKE’choose your own specification.£ POA

Each sculpture comes with:

  • 1 – Each sculpture plinth is signed and dated by the artist.
  • 2 – Certificate of Authenticity, complete with numbered edition, signed and dated by the artist.
  • 3 – Protective baize underside to each plinth.
  • 4 – Protective white cloth gloves, to professionally handle the artwork.

Optional extras:

  • A – Display cases (Gallery grade, UV bonded, with slotted base) available to order.
  • B – Name plaques (personalised details can be engraved/ etched) available to order.

Shipping:

International shipping is available (secure crate / tracked / insured).

Local collection from my workshop is possible by appointment.



Other artworks you may like…

  • ‘Monster 917’
    Stunning half scale sculpture inspired by the iconic Porsche 917k Le Mans, a maze of tubular aluminium and carbon fibre connected by artist designed 3d printed joints. Price £37k
  • ‘Skeletale 917’
    Stunning elongated 1/12th scale sculpture inspired by the Porsche 917k Le Mans winner 1970. Single 3d printed form, Edition of 17. £1790
  • ‘E-Racer’
    ‘E-Racer’ sculpture is inspired by the sleek Formula E racecar. Featuring steambent wood body and aerodynamic tail with carbon fibre details.
  • ‘Aeromax’
    ‘Aeromax’ car sculpture is inspired by the sleek curves of the Morgan Aeromax. Featuring Ash mirroring the real wood framework of the car. Editions of 9.
  • ‘904 Speedtail’
    Streamlined tail car sculpture collaboration with artist Steven James, inspired by 1960s Porsche 904 Carrera GTS. Editions of 9. £2790


 

Limited edition of only 9 pieces in 2 versions, with and without the aerodynamic tail.

Jonny Ambrose 2020

Polished Nickel Plated Aluminium, Oak, Carbon Fibre & Acrylic base.

480 x 160 x 60 mm approximate.

 

PRICES: from £4150 GBP (depending on specification and personalised options chosen)

Please email me to enquiries/ purchases.

Image shows CG CAD design render for illustration purposes.

More images coming soon…

 

‘LE MANS LANGHECK’

An Aerodynamic Inspired Sculpture, with steam bent twisting long tail wood section.

Created by Jonny Ambrose, 2017.

This sculpture is an unique piece, 1 of 1 only.

Oak Hardwood, Iroko Hardwood, Chromed Steel CNC Milled, Printed Composite.

1087 x 195 x 90 mm, free standing.

Created with sustainable sourced English oak, chromed steel and reclaimed iroko hardwood.

SOLD

Now residing in a private client’s collection, Australia.

 

Inspiration:

This Aerodynamic Inspired Sculpture is inspired by the iconic Porsche 917. The beautiful curves of the 917 are captured in this sculpture, where the ‘long tail’ in German is called ‘Langheck’. This work imagines the airflow from the top of the body, twisting in the wake of the car at speed.