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Old 03-16-2017, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default So, you think you know cars.

automotive trivia time.

What was the first fiberglass bodied sports car to hit the American market, that was made in the US?

Hint: It has unique doors.

Let's see just how good the gearheads on these boards really are.
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:47 PM   #2
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The Kaiser Darrin , 1954.........
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First production car with disc brakes?

Hints: Jamming tunes and cold brew.
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The Kaiser Darrin , 1954.........
Correct.

The Kaiser Darrin, had doors that slid forward into it's front fenders instead of hinging out from the body. It was a fiberglass body, made in the US from 1953 to late 1955, and it beat the Corvette by a few months in hitting the american automotive market.

That took less time than I expect. good job Dango.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Darrin

Next question: what made the Buick 215 V8 unique for it's time?
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that's a tough one , but The Chysler Crown Imperial , 1950 then you gotta jump up to 1963 .....? ???
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Correct.

The Kaiser Darrin, had doors that slid forward into it's front fenders instead of hinging out from the body. It was a fiberglass body, made in the US from 1953 to late 1955, and it beat the Corvette by a few months in hitting the american automotive market.

That took less time than I expect. good job Dango.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Darrin

Next question: what made the Buick 215 V8 unique for it's time?
You mean that it was all aluminum..........?
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1949 Crosley put them on the Hot Shot as a production item, but they were soon ditched due to poor R&D, and issues, especialy in areas with salt on the roads for winter months.

As to successful mass production disc bakes, the 1955 Citroen DS holds the distinction of having the first set of front discs that were viable, and are most like the ones we use on modern cars.
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Look for info on the Glasspar G2 in 1949.
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You mean that it was all aluminum..........?
Yep. At the time, it was a major inovation. As were most of the transmissions\transaxles it powered.
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1949 Crosley put them on the Hot Shot as a production item, but they were soon ditched due to poor R&D, and issues, especialy in areas with salt on the roads for winter months.

As to successful mass production disc bakes, the 1955 Citroen DS holds the distinction of having the first set of front discs that were viable, and are most like the ones we use on modern cars.
Actually , the first practical use of the disc brakes was 1953 at the 24 hours of Le Mans with a Jaguar......
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