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Old 06-12-13, 09:17 PM   #2301
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Here's another installment:








According to the owner, this electric car lacks a steering wheel, and is steered instead using a tiller-like mechanism.


Here are the modern batteries which power it. But apparently this space was used for the antique battery pack back in the day.











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Old 06-12-13, 10:36 PM   #2302
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Was this intended for American markets? I had no idea that the station wagon design was of interest to Euros. Was this intended to serve as a hearse in Germany, or something?
It's coach built. Most of them were used for hearses and ambulances, but many were made for the wealthy to serve as traveling cars when they weren't going by yacht or plane.
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The Alfa Romeo Castagna 40-60hp Aerodinamica. Built 1913-22 for the road and for racing (it won races) was capable of 150kph. It looks more capable as a camper to me.



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Old 06-13-13, 07:38 AM   #2304
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The Alfa Romeo Castagna 40-60hp Aerodinamica. Built 1913-22 for the road and for racing (it won races) was capable of 150kph. It looks more capable as a camper to me.



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Old 06-13-13, 10:29 AM   #2305
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The Alfa Romeo Castagna 40-60hp Aerodinamica. Built 1913-22 for the road and for racing (it won races) was capable of 150kph. It looks more capable as a camper to me.



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Old 06-13-13, 09:13 PM   #2306
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Old 06-13-13, 11:28 PM   #2307
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The Alfa Romeo Castagna 40-60hp Aerodinamica. Built 1913-22 for the road and for racing (it won races) was capable of 150kph. It looks more capable as a camper to me.

It has the shape and surface texture of a football. And look how far the driver sits from the windshield!
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Old 06-14-13, 06:29 AM   #2308
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It has the shape and surface texture of a football. And look how far the driver sits from the windshield!
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The more I look at that goofy thing the more I like it. It's almost strange that it's front engine though, it looks so perfect for a rear engine.

Also if I'm reading correctly, that's just the prototype, not the one that did the racing. This is it in the back
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Yes if I read properly the prototype was not raced. The Aerodinamica body gave the an extra 14kph over the standard car and there were various body styles.

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I need to build one of those.
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^ It would make a great anfibios car or even just a boat.
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Another Alfa Giulia Spider Normale
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Old 06-15-13, 02:06 PM   #2314
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^ It would make a great anfibios car or even just a boat.
I think you were going for "amphibious", but what the heck.

This'll get your amphibious on:



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I've always loved amphibious vehicles. That aerodinamica would make a perfect one. And that bike/boat rules.
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Old 06-15-13, 05:33 PM   #2316
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I think you were going for "amphibious", but what the heck.

This'll get your amphibious on:

That's fantastic! And the rear wheel doubles as a rudder with the pulley system. Ingenius! Hobie Cat, eat your heart out.
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That's fantastic! And the rear wheel doubles as a rudder with the pulley system. Ingenius! Hobie Cat, eat your heart out.
Whoops- maybe I should include a link to their site: http://autocanoe.com/ . They sell plans... or they did. Note that the site is really, really old, and designed for slow connections. The video link says "Note: This movie is over 2 megabytes and may take a while to load on slower connections".
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I used to have one of these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SAAB_96_1965.jpg.

driving it in hilly countryside was like the roller coaster , motor up the hill, coast down the other side.
motor at idle.. , when Momentum dropped , since transmission had a freewheel in it ,
just step on the throttle pedal again..

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The Alfa Romeo Castagna 40-60hp Aerodinamica. Built 1913-22 for the road and for racing (it won races) was capable of 150kph. It looks more capable as a camper to me.



When the robot cars are perfected, that's the coachwork I want for mine.
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I love this. It's giving me ideas for my kayak but I do see issues with getting this one in and out of the water while sitting in it.
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I love this. It's giving me ideas for my kayak but I do see issues with getting this one in and out of the water while sitting in it.
See above. You just drive it in and out of the water, pretty as you please.

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See above. You just drive it in and out of the water, pretty as you please.

I was just thinking if the ground was soft or a steeper entry or exit but I guess you could make it anyway you like, fat Surly Pugsly wheels/tires and a shorter hull would help it a lot.

I have got a Honda four stroke weed eater engine and all the associated gear to fit to my kayak but pedaling would be more reliable and quieter. My problem is the River Murray here has steep banks and using it on land is not needed for me.
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I wonder if any of these bubble top Porsche's still exist. I think not ?

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