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Old 02-04-2012, 11:30 AM   #548 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tjts1 View Post
The above is the Chrysler CCV (Complete Composite Vehicle) created in 1997, back when Chrysler was still doing interesting stuff (Chrysler CCV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). With the exception of the steel frame for the suspension, the entire body was made from injection-molded plastics so the entire thing weighed only ~1200lbs and was to be powered by a 2cylinder air-cooled engine driving the front wheels (intentionally similar to the 2CV). Target market was emerging countries (not sure if the pic above is reversed, but if not then obviously one of the countries they were targeting was the United Kingdom).

The next one is definitely a good one, though it may not be a good challenge for those of you 'in the area'. It definitely threw me at first ("Boy, that looks familiar but something's off..." ):

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