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Old 02-15-2014, 12:37 PM   #1071 (permalink)
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1964 GM Runabout - It had two shopping carts with collapsible wheels that stored in the rear. I remember when it came out, but I wasn't into shopping at the time.



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Old 02-16-2014, 04:11 PM   #1072 (permalink)
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:02 PM   #1073 (permalink)
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Sbarro Charbonneaux Ellipsis, 1997
I looked this up, some fascinating work that old guy did.

Philippe Charbonneaux - 1917/1998
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Unrelated, but a great link for odd stuff.
http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/ind...?topic=16844.0

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Old 02-17-2014, 01:30 PM   #1074 (permalink)
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:29 PM   #1075 (permalink)
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Reminds me of the Aerodynamic Streamlining Template:

Vintage shots from days gone by! - Page 3667 - THE H.A.M.B.

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1964 Lancia Sport Prototipo Zagato - Estimate €180.000-€240.000. Lancia Works racing car; 1964 Targa Florio entrant; fully documented and only two owners from new; same ownership for over 20 years; only SWB Lancia Sport Zagato Prototype.

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http://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/...rt/1964/139305
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More interesting than aerodynamic, but here's Porsche's 30 year car:


Hemmings Daily:Cars of Futures Past – Porsche FLA Long Life Study

"Porsche’s logic behind such decisions was sound. Metal structural or body components, whether built of steel or aluminum, were far easier to recycle in 1973 than body panels made from plastic. The six-cylinder engine was constructed to reach maximum output at a relaxed 3,500 RPM, and internals were, by all accounts of the day, overbuilt to the extreme. The cooling system was specially designed to allow the FLA to reach operating temperature quickly, and air and oil filtration systems were engineered specifically to reduce engine wear. The transmission, fitted with a “wear proof” torque converter, was designed to eliminate the variable of human error and provide hundreds of thousands of miles of trouble-free, if uninspired, performance. While 75 horsepower likely wouldn’t have taxed the FLA’s half shafts, the automaker took no chances here, constructing them from corrosion-proof steel and then sealing them from the elements.
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Even the car’s wiring and electronics were engineered for long life and easy replacement. Wiring harnesses were split into multiple looms by system, allowing ease of replacement (or upgrade, if required). A contact-free ignition system was specified, and precious metal was used to ensure corrosion-proof contact at critical junctures, such as between leads and spark plugs.
...the automaker quickly realized that such a long-life car would need to carry a price tag disproportionate with its performance and handling. Worse, such a car would be largely excluded from leaps in technology, forcing its owner to pay a premium for a car that was, potentially, a decade or two behind current models in performance, safety and amenities."

Jalopnik picked up the story yesterday.

Interestingly in the sidebar there's an ad for a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Bent Window Coupe for $39,500.

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Old 02-28-2014, 08:26 PM   #1078 (permalink)
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The Porsche FLA, reminds me of my 85 Mercedes diesel.
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Most likely a re-post several times over - but still awesome.


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streamline | The Flying Fortress


Futuristic Italian Cars Old And New | Autopia | Wired.com


Harry Miller's forgotten people-hauling streamliner - Autoweek


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1939 FAGEOL SUPERSONIC
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Originally designed and built by Joel Thorne and Art Sparks at Thorne Engineering Racing Shop in Burbank, California in 1938 as a Land Speed racing car. The streamlined Thorne Racer was intended to break the Land Speed record against the Mercedes “Silver Arrow” and Auto Union Land Speed cars. The project never saw sand or salt.

Lou Fageol bought this unfinished race car and turned it into the fabulous Fageol Supersonic. Lou and his brothers Frank and William owned the Twin Coach company – which specialized in building jet aircraft parts and twin engined busses.

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