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Old 05-10-2019, 07:13 PM   #3051 (permalink)
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I still love this early attempt.


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Old 05-10-2019, 07:47 PM   #3052 (permalink)
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It reminds me of Josef Ganz' Silberfisch from 1938


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Old 05-11-2019, 08:32 AM   #3053 (permalink)
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Nice find there Freebeard.

Just A Car Guy: someone over at the HAMB posted photos from Bonneville from the early 60s
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:52 PM   #3054 (permalink)
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That's a big car.
I've ridden in an XK120--a friend in Tacoma has a nicely restored one. They aren't large cars--7 inches shorter and 7.5 inches narrower than a Prius. It's just that the D-type is a tiny car, and the perspective of that photo makes it seem even smaller in comparison.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:09 AM   #3055 (permalink)
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The sole remaining 1939 Porsche Type 64 is up for sale!

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/m...J2D3CU3ckQsK1E

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Old 05-13-2019, 11:44 AM   #3056 (permalink)
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Typical 6 volt headlights.
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The driver legroom/footwell is more compact than my 1976 Super Beetle was or my 1977 Porsche 911 Targa is.

Does anyone think it's any less or more than the Beetle or Porsche of the same era?

Did you know that the Porsche 356 is wider than the 911 that followed? Actually, the 356 was wider in the front and narrower in the rear than the 911 in 1964.

Don't look at kit car replicas, they are often on VW chassis and are narrower.

So which one of the Ecomodder alumni is going to by this thing and give us all rides in it?

EDIT:
Found a similar footwell image of a 356.

http://derwhites356literature.com/LittleKnownFacts.html


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While the Type 64 shares the same drivetrain and suspension as the Type 1 Volkswagen, it is otherwise very different. The chassis and riveted alloy body utilize WWII aircraft technology, while the original air-cooled flat-four engine was tuned to 32 bhp.
Last of the first: This Type 64, the oldest surviving Porsche, is headed to auction
https://autoweek.com/article/classic...headed-auction


The two different camera angles do not lend themselves to a definitive analysis. I guess the truth is buried somewhere in the published front track figures (assuming seating positions are the same).
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Sure ain't getting my 13 EEEEEE feets in those foot wells.

In my '72 superbug, I usually hit the clutch and brake at the same time or brake and gas. Come to think of it, same problem in the Golf
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Everyone notices the left foot foot-room. Bu not that you're sitting at an angle to the direction of travel.

After a few hours on the road after my leg leg cramps up, I drive with my left foot on the gas and my right foot on the passenger side.
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Your spine is square to direction of travel, everything at or below your hips is twisted right.

Actually, I have a problem with both footwells, just the right one doesn't have annoying pedals that take up half the space.

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