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Old 02-03-2021, 03:27 PM   #3721 (permalink)
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16 mpg

My brother's Ford, V-10-powered RV got 6.6-mpg @ 55-mph.

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Old 02-03-2021, 03:42 PM   #3722 (permalink)
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My brother's Ford, V-10-powered RV got 6.6-mpg @ 55-mph.
It has a 5.9L Cummins in it.
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My Clark Cortez with a slant-six got 10mpg. This is 60% better.
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Ah yes, more unlikely performance. Drinking the Hucho Kool-Aid. What were they thinking?
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Apparently in the future you won't need peripheral visioin.
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Cars of the Future sometimes get ahead of themselves. The Firebird I was apparently so powerful that no parking brake could hold it.
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Needs wheel chocks.



About the same time as the Berone BATs, but toned down a little. Bullet nose two years after Studebaker. Plow-share wheelwells two years before the Buick Wildcat concept.
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About the same time as the Berone BATs, but toned down a little. Bullet nose two years after Studebaker. Plow-share wheelwells two years before the Buick Wildcat concept.

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This Bertone-bodied Abarth 1500 Biposto Coupé is the most important barn find in recent history. It is among the earliest, if not the first, Fiat-based Abarths. It is Franco Scaglione’s first design for Bertone and the centerpiece of Bertone’s exhibit at the XXXIV Turin Motor Show, April 23 – May 4, 1952. It is arguably the first design in Scaglione’s masterful B.A.T. series for Bertone.
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Grill block. Air dam. The plow-share wheel wells should be convex, not concave. The back slopes down too steep, the trunk should flatten out at the very least.

But, 1952. Beautiful car!
Door handles are as aero as it gets in the time, and no mirrors.

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