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Old 02-07-2021, 09:25 PM   #3731 (permalink)
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What do you mean by convex? I see a prefiguring of current practice:


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...9_1Y7A5961.jpg

As for the back slope, compare with GM's EV-1


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...1_Dcp03502.jpg

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Old 02-08-2021, 07:35 AM   #3732 (permalink)
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Convex as in rounded on the outside (ball i.o. cavity).
Like the first gen Insight that has rounded edges at the trailing sides of the front wheel well:

(Caption not mine )

Indeed, a trunk like an EV-1.
Which was not as nice as the Biposto Coupé, by quite some margin. Still, a convertible version with Tesla Roadster 1 guts would not be bad at all.
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Old 02-12-2021, 04:22 PM   #3733 (permalink)
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Repost, but new images of the car.

Strother MacMinn's vision for winning Le Mans to come to life nearly 60 years later
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It looks like a Corvette C1 and a Triumph GT6 had a drunken romp of debauchery and this is their illegitimate offspring. I could not find any further info on it. Do you know of any? Totally sweet car!

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It looks like a Corvette C1 and a Triumph GT6 had a drunken romp of debauchery and this is their illegitimate offspring. I could not find any further info on it. Do you know of any? Totally sweet car!
I found this:

Legendary 1954 Chevrolet Corvair Dream Car recreated
https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/news/l...-car-recreated

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The “Motorama car” replica has become a bit of a fad with car enthusiasts in recent years; several of the 1954 Corvette-based Nomad station wagons (shown with the Corvair at that year’s GM Motorama) have been built, as has a copy of the 1954 Buick Wildcat II. A few Corvair replicas have been built as well, though all of them seem to be the builder’s best interpretation of what GM actually constructed, or reflect their own custom touches. There are no blueprints known to exist of the Corvair, which would be of use in constructing a replica.
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https://www.carstyling.ru/ru/car/195...ertible_coupe/
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It's a nice resto-mod of the original concept. It had a boxed cavity before the Cobra Coupe.

Anyone notice the longer door on the Nomad concept? It had a longer wheelbase.
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It's a nice resto-mod of the original concept. It had a boxed cavity before the Cobra Coupe.

Anyone notice the longer door on the Nomad concept? It had a longer wheelbase.
Good observation.

I've also noticed that the black car first posted is a more modern adaptation of the concept, custom modern with giant wheels.

They lost some of the arc above the rear quarter window and vent area as well.
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Fiat Abarth 750 Bertone
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Fiat Abarth 750 Bertone

Part endurance car, part flying saucer, the single-seater Abarth 750 Bertone was first seen at the Turin motor show in 1956. As you might imagine, at the time it was designed to stop visitors in its tracks. But it was also designed to break records – and it did that too, going on to set records in both speed and endurance for H class cars (500-750cc).

It was designed by Franco Scaglione, a year after he penned the last of his Alfa Romeo BAT cars, the BAT 9.
Fiat Abarth 750 Bertone – First of the record-breakers
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In 1956 Karl Abarth took the plunge and decided to focus on the challenge that was to be central to his worldwide fame: breaking international speed and endurance records.

The record-breakingFiat Abarth 750 was first seen at the Turin Motor Show in April 1956. The aerodynamic design was the work of Franco Scaglione for Bertone. The single-seater was created to stun visitors to the event and above all to set new world speed and endurance records in the H class, open to cars with displacement from 500 to 750 cc.

The car was fitted with the Fiat 600 engine “derived from the Abarth 750”, and many of its components, including the steering and suspensions, were taken from the Fiat 600, although the main aim was to achieve the lightest possible weight. It tipped the scales at just 385 kg. It only had brakes on the front axle and the gearbox had three speeds with a particularly high axle ratio, ideal for holding a constant top speed, at over 190 km/h.

As well as the mechanics and drivers, Karl Abarth and Nuccio Bertone were also present at the record-breaking attempt at the Monza circuit on 17 June 1956.

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