Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another "Airplane Car"

A couple of days ago we found a car made out of scavenged airplane parts that the builder referred to as the "Doodlebug".

So maybe it isn't so unusual that we found another Airplane Car -- this time from the pages of Modern Mechanics (May 1932).

Car Body From Airplane Fuselage

AN AIRPLANE fuselage constitutes the body of the completely streamlined car shown below. The power plant and rear wheel of a motorcycle, a Ford front axle assembly, and three “doughnut” tires complete the make-up of the cigar-shaped car. it has a 130-inch wheelbase, will go 50 miles an hour, and goes from 45 to 50 miles on a gallon of gasoline. Efficient streamlining of this car reduces wind resistance to a minimum.

Found on the pages of the Modern Mechanix website.

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