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    Default Streamlined Froggies of the 1930s

    Some 1930s French cars with bodywork tending towards the outrageous.

    (you need to use the link on this page to get to the pictures)

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    http://www.petersen.org/default.cfm?docid=1028
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    Interesting link. Designers not afraid to express their ideas. Interestingly some of their designs are better aerodynamically than the modern rabbit hutches.

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    great link,


    How nice is this

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    A shame there's no Darl'mat there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    A shame there's no Darl'mat there...
    Hi Ray,

    I'll take your word for that! I've never seen one. I went looking for this link after stumbling across a pretty average doco on the 'how to' channel on pay tv. I was about to flick through when they mentioned a segment on French cars of the 30's coming up.

    They briefly showed a number of cars of that era. Some, like Bugatti, are fairly well known. Others like Delahaye & Delage I am vaguely aware of (if not overly familiar) - and there were a couple I'd never heard of (which aren't featured in the gallery, sadly, becuase I can't remember the names.

    The focus was really on the styling - I was a little frustrated that the technical side of things was largely ignored

    except for one detail: the presenter spoke to the gent whose dreadful job it is to take all of these cars for a spin now and then, to keep them in shape (in the show it was actually the Talbot pictured above - it seemed to keep up with traffic without any problem, and sounded fantastic) - much mention was made of the pre-selector gearbox. And of the fact that the car is worth 3 million US$ - I don't envy him the responsibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    A shame there's no Darl'mat there...
    I agree Ray that they are amongst the most beautiful cars ever designed.
    I wonder if he used his own laughing gas when he designed they are so out there.

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    Someone suggested that the Bugatti Atlantique was proof that aliens had landed in Europe in the '30's!

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    Hmmm... some new piccies about now, check these out:

    http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...88#post3081988

    http://peugeot.mainspot.net/hist12.shtml



    I just love this car's shape... and get a look at that engine, never seen that before!

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    Those Darl'mats really were beautiful, but so rare - 105 built, a few more than 30 surviving. The engine design work for the LeMans cars was incorporated in the head and valve gear of the 203.

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    OK, having now seen those pics i understand - tres cool.

    to my eye, the 'standard' 402 is a pretty cool beast - i love the lights behind the grille.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    Hmmm... some new piccies about now, check these out:
    I just love this car's shape... and get a look at that engine, never seen that before!
    Ray - did you notice eBay auction # 4558648065 ?

    Check it out as there's some really cool pictures (Auction has ended car didnt sell)
    So its waiting for when you win the lottery!!
    It has 2 good pics of engine & some suspension/underneath good pics of instruments/dashboard.



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