EUROPEAN CARS (Sep, 1948)

EUROPEAN CARS

Resembling U. S. cars, the Italian Alfa Romeo convertible has top speed of 100 m.p.h. It costs $7000

French Renault (above and below) has four-cylinder engine in rear; carries four persons, and costs $1264

Above, Holland’s first postwar car, the Gatso, has a plastic top and duralumin body. It is built mostly of Ford parts including engine. The price—$4200

Italian-built Fiat (below) is said to run 26 miles on a gallon of gasoline. Top speed is 81 m.p.h, and the price is $3833. Note absence of chrome on body

2 comments
  1. Stannous says: January 25, 200710:58 pm

    Great pics of the Gatso in Euro rally races:
    http://www.uijtenhaak.n…

  2. [...] Mechanix guy recently posted a scan from the September 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics mentioning several new European cars. I’m struggling to see how PM’s editors back then thought the above Alfa resembled [...]

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