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.

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  1. [...] spare auto and motorcycle parts.” At least, that’s the story according to the July 1933 issue of Popular Science, as scanned by the guy at Modern Mechanix. Well, who was he? What did he call his contraption, [...]

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