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Old 08-16-2021, 08:22 PM   #3831 (permalink)
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Old 08-17-2021, 09:56 AM   #3832 (permalink)
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It does look a bit like a trimaran to me
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Based on the lack of bow wave, I'd say that that is an M-hull instead of a trimaran.

I'm reminded of Gordon Beurig's TASCO prototype.


oldconceptcars.com/exotic/tasco-prototype-gordon-buehrig-1948-part-plane-part-car/
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Wooden it be nice, to paraphrase the Beach Boys:



"Aerodynamics makes all the cars look the same."



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Interesting Aerodynamic [Side]cars




Just A Car Guy: Kim came across photos of Soviet LSR sidecar motorcycles, with beautiful aluminum fairings. The third wheels qualified the motorcycles in their hand-beaten aluminum fairings for sidecar records.

That style of helmet became popular with bicycle racers decades later.
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Old 09-16-2021, 05:38 AM   #3836 (permalink)
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Probably a repost, but a good one if you do an image search on the topic.

Fageol Supersonic
https://www.facebook.com/classicandr...8051554372298/


https://kustomrama.com/wiki/Fageol_Supersonic

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The Fageol Supersonic was 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.
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Public response to the little Isetta was gratifying to BMW, but as its shortcomings were also pointed out at this time ("too small"), it was decided to go "up a class" and produce a larger car with room for four. Management by May 1956 had already committed to the introduction of the BMW 700, a totally new design, by 1959, so the 600 was seen as an easily produced interim model using already existing Isetta production equipment.

The 1956 prototype did indeed look like a stretched Isetta, with its stock 2-tone front door and Isetta bumpers, but with the wheelbase lengthened by 165cm and R67 boxer motor driving full-width axles................

It was pricey, however, at 200 Marks more than a VW Beetle. .........
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The 1968 DAF 55 Siluro concept:
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DAF (van Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek), all caps, like FIAT (but not [AUDI]?) Don't be led astray by the lower-case URL.

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In 1959, DAF started selling the world's first car with a continuously variable transmission, the small four seater DAF 600.
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The 1968 DAF 55 carried a bigger water cooled 1,108 cc (67.6 cu in) OHV four cylinder engine derived from the Renault 8 Cleon engine. Its body design was altered from the 44 by a new front which accommodated the longer engine and radiator, bigger taillights, and a more plush interior. The front suspension was changed from a transverse leaf spring to MacPherson struts with torsion springs and an antiroll bar.
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Prototypes and special cars
For a small company, DAF made a huge number of prototypes. Also, famous coach builders like Giovanni Michelotti and OSI made cars based on the DAF technique. For instance, the OSI City Car, which turned into a miniature. There was also Michelotti's "Shellette" beach car, which was later modified to use Fiat 850 underpinnings. The Dutch Royal Family used one of these at their Porto Ercole summer residence.[9]
That body shape fairly screams 1968.
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A BAT-mobile.
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What car is that? Is it really some batmobile? (It is mentioned as from 2006, but there is nothing relevant?

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