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Old 02-22-2021, 08:12 PM   #648 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CR
Well, there were better-looking front-engined V8 conversions done even here in Brazil...
A front engine in a Beetle ruins it, IMHO. But what about the Berlin Buick:

Note the reversed pop-outs over the Buick Roadmaster 'Ventiports'.

Buick Portholes: A 10-Minute History | Mac's Motor City Garage
In Buick lore, portholes came to be when noted General Motors stylist Ned Nickles designed and installed a set of round fender vents on his personal 1948 Roadmaster. As the story goes, Nickles incorporated small electric lamps (probably neon or similar) wired to the ignition system so they would flash in sequence with the engine.
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