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Old 09-25-2013, 08:30 AM   #136 (permalink)
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I've looked for an actual prototype based on the Persu patent drawing which looks so much like the Schlorwagen that it could be mistaken for it at first glance, but nothing so far.

Below is a link to the patent, seems to be written as a first attempt to "enclose the wheels".

Patent US1648505 - Streamline power vehicle - Google Patents

You can tell from the plan view (above) that it's not on a rectangular platform as the Schlorwagen is (below).

Schlor Pillbug Photos by NeilBlanchard | Photobucket

It appears that Persu kept his mid-engine layout on his later vehicle which I posted for "context", not to be confused with "comparison".

Persu - The Rain Drop Car
Persu - The Rain Drop Car
Persu is regarded by some as the builder of the first aerodynamic-shaped vehicle in history (most regard Paul Jaray as the one who started the streamline design language in cars).
Engine type of Persu's Streamliner mentioned here:

2010 Ecomodder thread on Persu's car:
Architect, Artist and Designer of Objects

1977 Porsche 911s Targa
1998 Chevy S-10 Pick-Up truck
1989 Scat II HP Hovercraft

Chin Spoiler:

Rear Spoiler Pick Up Truck

Roof Wing
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