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Old 11-28-2011, 06:56 PM   #241 (permalink)
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During the Third Reich, Rumpler apparantly was protected by Hermann Goring, even though he was Jewish, because of the enormous respect Goring had for Rumpler's aircraft design work during WWI
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:00 PM   #242 (permalink)
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They "disabled" the drivetrains. All I know is there is a bunch of charging paraphernalia in the trunk. Perhaps with a little messing around I could get a peek under the hood
One was restored to running order by cannibalizing an S-10 EV,violating a pledge not to do so.A minor uproar ensued.
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Here's a 1947 Saab 92 Saloon designed by Sason (see attached).
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I've always liked that car. It's in my top ten of all-time car faves.
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I've always liked that car. It's in my top ten of all-time car faves.
The most amazing thing is that it still exists, and is still in its original condition - it has never been restored.

Saw it last year in the Saab museum in Trollhattan, Sweden.
I wonder what will happen to it after the collapse of Saab - the Museum's cars have reportedly been seized by the Swedish government.
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Thats worrying - I hope they don't auction it off. A lot of old BMC / BL / British stuff (including prototypes) was lost when Rover went mamaries skyward in 2005. That SAAB is georgeous.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #247 (permalink)
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Funny, until now I never noticed how much the trunk and tail lights look like a Saturn. Same age and from GM, makes sense.
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I don't know why the rear wheels are separate like that. Four wheel steering?
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I don't know why the rear wheels are separate like that. Four wheel steering?
Interesting that the Ford KA was used in this given that at the time (1996) it had an OHV engine dating from the 1950s. It was a fun car though, me and Mrs A had one on our honeymoon in Spain in 1999.
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The front end is also interesting. What are those projections off the lower bumper for? Seems they would prevent airflow to the sides and increase it underneath.

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