Before there were wind tunnels

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This was when cars were a form of Art, and fuel economy was only a sugguestion! Why can't they build attractive models like this using modern construction/materials and stick a Hybrid/Synergy drive unit under the hood to make it efficient? ;\)
 
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Actually I think this Caddy isn't a bad place to start for aero drag, the teardrop tail just needs a little spoiler at the end to make a clean break for the airflow.
 
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If my mind serves me right the Shelby Cobra was designed without the aid of a wind tunnel because of lack of funds. It went on to blow the doors of of the competition!
 
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Some of them look really good. Before seeing them side by side, I always thought that the designs of the era were mostly good looking. Now I see that the majority were duds.
 
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 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Try Parallel parking that bugger! It would need the Lexus park assist system and some backup sensors...
First car I ever drove:
 
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Eldorado. For people with an instinctive taste for elegance ... More like ... "For people that own a gas station and an airport landing strip to park it on!" .
 
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 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Eldorado. For people with an instinctive taste for elegance ... More like ... "For people that own a gas station and an airport landing strip to park it on!" .
That thing got like 4MPG (exaggerating here) 500cid (8.2L) engine, and FWD!!!!
 
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That's enough to get you to the next gas station. Hope your errands were along the way or else you wouldn't make it. That's just ridiculous... What were they thinking?
 
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You should drive a big land yacht sometime, they do have some appeal... My uncle had a 78 New Yorker. It floated along smoothly and quietly at 30 mph or 80, didn't matter much. When gas was cheap it was a great car for cross continental drives. Now not so much!
 
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 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Eldorado. For people with an instinctive taste for elegance ... More like ... "For people that own a gas station and an airport landing strip to park it on!" .
More like for the man that would wear this hat
 
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 Originally Posted By: XS650
the man that would wear this hat
Dennis Rodman or Huggy Bear? Maybe that one musketeer...
 
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