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14 minutes ago, JeeExEll said:

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Interesting fold-out 'Thunderbirds' type arrangement at the rear of this prototype. Did the lower bootlid maybe fold down flat??  No idea, but I like it.

I suspect the longitudinal line on the rear glass is not a hinge but a split between two different styling treatments for a hatchback?

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On 9/27/2019 at 8:08 PM, Amishtat said:

Not black and white but whatever. At the NEC about three or four years ago 

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If BMW were the German equivalent of Triumph (sporty aspirational saloons at a price premium) and wanted a hatch of their usual big  saloon output you get this...20191003_104838.jpg.a9ef8007b38fde575f2263f36fa3c03f.jpg

Same idea...same segment...probably similar buyers a few generations apart. The British motor industry created so many great ideas at the time which have come back round again...

Michelotti designed for both companies and the last Triumph Dolomite prototype has a distinctly 70's BMW look too. Instead we got the Acclaim. Such is life...

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4 hours ago, Bfg said:

^ three-cylinder air-cooled radial engine. 8)  uber cool   .. working space under the bonnet is generous too. 

sigh ..they don't make 'em like that any more.

The designer Roy Fedden was aero engine designer. The rear suspension is amazing. Im19191108CyCar-Cosmos.jpg.4f8bf09d492847019d500fafe90a0798.jpg

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Roy Fedden had another go at cars after he left Bristol Aeroplane Co.. Not a success!

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Also a radial engine, in the back this time.

Anyway, with all this Abbey Road / Beatles nostalgia about. image.jpeg.60aa42f3038a390efa2ce91d7269f7ef.jpeg

Taken the same day as the album cover. Which has a white Beetle behind the Beatles, where the Alfa is.

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On 10/4/2019 at 9:50 AM, Asimo said:

...Anyway, with all this Abbey Road / Beatles nostalgia about. image.jpeg.60aa42f3038a390efa2ce91d7269f7ef.jpeg

Taken the same day as the album cover. Which has a white Beetle behind the Beatles, where the Alfa is.

Nowadays ye can't move for feckin' tourists.

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What is it???

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It's the not-very-plain 1956 Plymouth Plainsman concept by Ghia.

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Why do modern 8-seaters not look like this?

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(Sadly) that's not some sort of secret retractable rear axle, it's a spare wheel. A feature which was included on some 1957 Plymouth station wagons.

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1 hour ago, JeeExEll said:

(Sadly) that's not some sort of secret retractable rear axle, it's a spare wheel. A feature which was included on some 1957 Plymouth station wagons.

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And Bristol's - although their spare is at t'other end; in this case a 406.

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