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Old 11-13-2011, 12:52 PM
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Without a google search I am going to toss something out. No name so I don't win anyway. But I remember one that literally looked like an airplane fuselage with a little windshield. I can't remember much more but remember seeing that car.

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Old 11-13-2011, 09:34 PM
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I have been Googling my butt off and can't find anything. I have found a lot of others that were later and ones that still build cars up until recently like SAAB. But nothing from the 40's, any hints?

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Airplane fuselage car???

Hi,it was a german MESSERSCHMIDT car... Heres one for you,how many 40 fords came with a floor shift???
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:29 AM
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Hi,it was a german MESSERSCHMIDT car... Heres one for you,how many 40 fords came with a floor shift???
Hold on there hotrod, the Messerschidt was made from the mid Fifties the early sixties, not in the 40's as the question was asked.

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Hi,it was a german MESSERSCHMIDT car... Heres one for you,how many 40 fords came with a floor shift???
It wasn't the Messerschmidt.

This might give it away. they were made in the USA. Now go back and read the question, there might be some trickery in the words.

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Old 11-15-2011, 10:25 AM
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It wasn't the Messerschmidt.

This might give it away. they were made in the USA. Now go back and read the question, there might be some trickery in the words.

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Hint, They still make planes today, and the car or cars they made,( I can't find out for sure) were just concept cars.

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:57 PM
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Boeing and they were rail cars.

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Boeing and they were rail cars.

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Brian it wasn't Boeing.



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This might be a lame one but I will ask it anyway.

Back in the 40's what aircraft company tried their hand at making cars?
How many did they make? And what were they called?
Not lame at all.

Is this the one you were thinking of?



The Beechcraft Plainsman was a prototype car made in 1946 by the Beech Aircraft Company. The Plainsman was to be fitted with an aircraft engine driving a generator, which in turn would power four electric motors, one for each wheel. It also had an aluminum body. It weighed 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg) and could carry six passengers. Only two were built.
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Not lame at all.

Is this the one you were thinking of?



The Beechcraft Plainsman was a prototype car made in 1946 by the Beech Aircraft Company. The Plainsman was to be fitted with an aircraft engine driving a generator, which in turn would power four electric motors, one for each wheel. It also had an aluminum body. It weighed 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg) and could carry six passengers. Only two were built.
Joe You you get the prize. Just send your name and address to our prize dept, and you should have your prize in 8 to 10 working days.

Joe I got that out of the Linchaser, it said 1942, I looked it up and found 1946, That's why I put lame. You have the floor.

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OK, next question:

What American automaker was the first to have all-steel bodies on their entire product line?
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Not lame at all.

Is this the one you were thinking of?



The Beechcraft Plainsman was a prototype car made in 1946 by the Beech Aircraft Company. The Plainsman was to be fitted with an aircraft engine driving a generator, which in turn would power four electric motors, one for each wheel. It also had an aluminum body. It weighed 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg) and could carry six passengers. Only two were built.
All I can say is, I want one!

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Joe G?

Joe? You're up! Time to pose another question for the group to try to answer
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OK - Joe G seems to be MIA, so I'll throw this one out there to get the thread going again (this a real softball one......)

Since we are getting into the Christmas Season, and the fat guy in the red suit will be everywhere...

The most common image of him is fat, red suit with white fur trim, white hair & beard, right?

Did you know that this image is often generally attributed to a company who used it for advertising?

What was the company? When did the image start? Who (name of the person) is commonly considered to be the "originator" of this image?

Yes, I DO know it should be a car-related question, but I can't come up with one right now and I didn't want to see the thread die)

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If you're talking about Sundblooms CocaCola ad in 1931 it has been debunked.

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/chris...a/cocacola.asp

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