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Old 03-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #110 (permalink)
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1921 Rumpler Tropfenwagen

It had a boat tail, boat front , boat everything...

Rumpler Tropfenwagen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rumpler, born in Vienna, was a designer of aircraft when on the 1921's Berlin car show he introduced the Tropfenwagen. It was to be the first streamlined car (beating the American Chrysler Airflow and Czech Tatra T77). The Rumpler had a Cw-value of only 0.28. The measuring, which was run at a Volkswagen windtunnel in 1979, astonished engineers;[1] Volkswagen wouldn't beat the value until 1988 with the Passat. The Fiat Balilla of the period, by contrast, was 0.60.[2]

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