TURTLELIKE CAR BUILT OF OLD PARTS (Jul, 1933)
TURTLELIKE CAR BUILT OF OLD PARTS
From spare auto and motorcycle parts, a Chicago mechanic has built a freak vehicle which he calls a “turtle on wheels.” The total cost, he says, was about twenty-five dollars. Made of corrugated metal, the turtle-shell body extends beyond the wheels on each side, reducing wind resistance. On country highways, according to the builder of the strange machine, the little car makes forty-five miles an hour, driven by a motor placed at the rear. A special triangle of bumpers protects it.