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Old 1st February 2010, 11:41   #3736
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Is this really a production car?? With the same shape and purpose !! Amazing
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Old 1st February 2010, 12:45   #3737
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Is this really a production car?? With the same shape and purpose !! Amazing
Yhat is no production car by any stretch of the imagination.

I suggest the posters please get re aquainted with teh rules of posting on this thread.
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Old 1st February 2010, 19:03   #3738
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So i think its again ID:779, Make Model Country please ?
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Old 1st February 2010, 20:30   #3739
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ID 779 is the Brazilian Gurgel BR800, produced between 1988 to 1992. Brazil's first domestically designed car, the company was shortlived and went into bankruptcy years after its launch.
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yep it is, they went ahead also produced a similar model called Gurgel Supermini.
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Old 4th February 2010, 13:50   #3741
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ID:780 Year, Make and Model please.

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Old 7th February 2010, 09:28   #3742
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Default ID:780; 1955 Steyr 2000A Grande Vue

ID:780 is a 1955 Steyr 2000A Grande Vue.
It was based on the Fiat 1900A Granluce.

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The Grande Vue was a pillarless coupe (missing the B pillar)

Compared to the Fiat, the Steyr 2000A had a more powerful Steyr WB405 engine which developed 70 bhp @ 4000 rpm. The Steyr developed 135 N-m @ 2700 rpm, while the Fiat developed 134 N-m mkg at a higher 3200 rpm.
The powertrain incorporated a fluid clutch and a 5-speed gearbox.
It could make 134 km/h.

Came in two-tone colors with a luxurious finish.

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Steyr-Daimler-Puch was a large auto manufacturer from in Steyr, Austria.
They made cars from 1915 to the early 1970s. After that they made the Haflinger, Pinzgauer and Mercedes G-wagen 4x4s until 1990.

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Old 11th February 2010, 05:53   #3743
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Here's an interesting bird cage.......
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Old 11th February 2010, 07:15   #3744
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Default ID:781; 1936 Stout Scarab

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Elegant rear engine grille extending to rear window.
ID:781
is a 1936 Stout Scarab
One of probably nine built in Dearborn, MI, by William Stout -- the aeronautical engineer famous for the Ford Tri-Motor "Tin Goose". His credo was "Simplicate. Add lightness"

Construction was a light aluminum monocoque. The aerodynamically designed Scarab had glass flush with the sheetmetal like an airplane.

A rear-mounted 3.6 litre 85 bhp Ford flathead V8, drove the rear wheels via a custom three-speed manual transaxle. It had 4-wheel independent coil spring suspension. The doors had electric door locks.

Seating was unusual and flexible.

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About five Scarabs survive today.

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Old 11th February 2010, 07:23   #3745
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You are correct sir!
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Old 11th February 2010, 20:05   #3746
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Looking at the seats, seems unusual, nothing like ' seat adjustment ' available in them. No sliding kind of arrangement or maybe a seat height adjuster etc. No seat belts visible either.
Though a great looking thing but very much unsure about its commercial application. Its looking like one of those mods done by Jezza of an S class in one of the TG episodes.
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Default Seatbelts in 1936 ?

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Looking at the seats, seems unusual, nothing like ' seat adjustment ' available in them. No sliding kind of arrangement or maybe a seat height adjuster etc. No seat belts visible either.
Though a great looking thing but very much unsure about its commercial application.
AltoHoncho: Speaking of seat belts, what do we know about the year 1936?

This is a 1936 car that could be seen in India.

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This is the Waco YQC-6 single radial engine airliner that Tata Air Lines flew in 1936. It had five seats. Its wings were made of fabric stretched over tubing!
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This was its cockpit. One would be surprised if even aircraft had seatbelts back in 1936.
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These aircraft started flying Bombay-Indore-Bhopal-Gwalior-Delhi on 6 December 1937. They were made of canvas fabric stretched over a metal skeleton.

Volvo invented seat belts in 1949. However American cars, the 1949 Nash "inverted-bathtub" and 1955 Ford Thunderbird offered lap belts -- that too as options.

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The first car to offer seat belts as standard was the 1958 Saab of Sweden.

How can we expect a seatbelt in a 1936 American car, even the most advanced one?

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Old 14th February 2010, 09:18   #3749
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Default ID:782; 1954 Ford Vend˘me

ID:782 is a 1954 Ford Vend˘me made by Ford France SA, Poissy.

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Designed in Detroit, the Ford Vedette and its luxury offering: the Ford Vend˘me, were the first cars to feature MacPherson strut independent front suspension.

The Vend˘me had two-tone paintwork and the chrome embellishment rising from the rocker panel below the doors and skirting the rear wheel arch.

While the Vedette had a a French 2,158 cc Aquillon sidevalve V8 engine, the Vend˘me had a 3,927 cc Mistral V8 engine breathing through a Zenith-Stromberg carburettor and developing 100 bhp @ 3200 rpm and 240 Nm torque @ 1900 rpm.

There was also a station wagon version called the Ford Vend˘me Abeille.

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Old 14th February 2010, 12:17   #3750
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ID 782

You are correct sir!
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