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Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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D Art D-Face
« on: April 12, 2014, 02:15:11 PM »
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Re: D Art D-Face
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 03:04:21 PM »
Now, call me fussy - but I reckon if I had a car with a front door, I would want to see a seal between the door and the body.  But I guess that's the sort of detail that stymies the creative inspiration of a designer (or what used to be more accurately called a 'stylist').

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Re: D Art D-Face
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 03:58:59 PM »
Windscreen wipers are extra as well.
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Re: D Art D-Face
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 04:12:02 PM »
Windscreen wipers are extra as well.

Well, that is a deal breaker for me then.

also- the Press Release mentions it was "inspired" by the front-opening doors of such cars as the Messerschmitt Kabinroller and Peel Trident?
The only vehicle I am aware of that had a front opening door like this was the Dornier Delta (precursor to the Zündapp Janus)
oh wait, there is another, an industrial truck…..I forget the name

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Re: D Art D-Face
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 07:34:16 AM »
Repetitive ignorant PR perpetuating a story that hides so much. Be interesting to see how they get on with a car of more limited use than an Isetta!
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Re: D Art D-Face
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 07:05:37 PM »
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there is another, an industrial truck…..I forget the name


It's the french EV Teihol Citadine: http://www.3wheelers.com/teihol.html

They also produced other models which included a mini truck. Scroll down... http://www.rumcars.org/forum/index.php?topic=1350.30
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Re: D Art D-Face
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 02:00:06 PM »
Various others with frontal doors too, like the bottom-hinged Smyk.
It really does seem that virtually every year another young design re-designs a KR or Isetta which is then never seen again. I suppose the 80s Suzuki was more Heinkel-Trojan inspired than Isetta, but design originality seems to be dead.

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Re: D Art D-Face
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 12:38:08 PM »
The steering wheel and binnacle pivoting with the side mounted door of the original Isetta was a more efficacious and elegant alternative to the obstructive protuberance provided in this flight into fantasy.