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Old 04-15-2014, 07:48 PM
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Go back and read the question I asked.
You never said it was in a car .....

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You never said it was in a car .....
Your absolutly correct. I never said it was in a car.

It's not in a airplane either.

No one has got it right except a secret PM'er.

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Well two of you PM'd me with the correct answer so I'll tell everyone else. The question was "What was Detroit's first V-8 and who used it?"
The answer is;

James Scripts Booth's Bi-AutoGo.

Built as a design study and unveiled in 1913 Booth at the age of twenty four, designed and built the vehicle. The vehicle featured the first V-8 engine ever built in Detroit, possessed a compressed air self-starter, had a four-speed transmission, and even boasted a retractable arm rest. Aluminum bodied with no visible hinges and flush doors, it seated three with the front seat tipping forward to allow passengers entry to the rear. Apparently it steered lousy at slow speeds and that was a contributing factor as to why it was never produced.
Pretty nifty vehicle!

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One of the more fascinating things about it was the idea of the retractable "training wheels" that were extended to hold it upright when stopped and retracted for driving. (Manual extension & retraction via a lever in the cockpit - in today's Hi-Tech world they'd be automatic!)

The copper pipes were the radiator for the V8 engine!
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I know the Bi-Autogo was first but never produced. The King or Caddy were the first produced auto in 1914 I think for the King.

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Here's one I've been saving for a while:

What was the first year and model of Chevrolet with factory narrow whitewall tires?

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1962

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Nope. The first year they were available was prior to 1962...and they were only available on one model. What year and model was it?
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Here's one I've been saving for a while:

What was the first year and model of Chevrolet with factory narrow whitewall tires?
61 Corvette
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Close, but no cigar. It was earlier than '61...and it wasn't a Corvette.

Hint: The car in the picture is not the answer to the question.
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I was thinkin 57 Belair could be had black ,wide white or narrow ,but not pin wall like the Caddie ..
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I know the Bi-Autogo was first but never produced. The King or Caddy were the first produced auto in 1914 I think for the King.

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Caddy I believe.

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Are we talking production vehicle or concept?

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Are we talking production vehicle or concept?

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We're talking about a production vehicle with 1" whites.
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We're talking about a production vehicle with 1" whites.


I thinkwe had this question a few months back ,,A Elderado Brougham if I remember correct a 57 .

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