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Old 02-14-2018, 11:26 PM   #331
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New one on me, never heard on them. That's $459,000 2017 dollars.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:40 AM   #332
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Given that the driving position is above the bogey axle, my first thoughts were that the vehicle had perhaps been designed for use in circumstances that required maximum manoeuvrability, eg cargo handling at ports, warehousing etc. However, flat bed vehicles always seem to get that job for obvious reasons.

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Needing a new product to bring to market in October of 1950 the firm introduced a new concept vehicle the Fageol “Super Freighter.”
This unique truck was a self-propelled trailer minus the tractor with the driver’s compartment located up front, and the engine mounted in the middle of the vehicle below the floor.
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The demonstrator, fabricated in 1950 as part of an effort to land an Army contract for 1,650 vehicles. The Fruehauf Trailer Corporation constructed the stainless body, and the front of it was mounted on a steerable bogey axle with hydraulically actuated controls.
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It appears the effort only resulted in one “Cargoliner” being built...
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When it came to manoeuvrability, the Scammell Scarab was the machine for the job by all accounts.
It was a peculiar little vehicle that was much used on the railways and in ports.
I can't help but think that cornering at any speed above walking pace would have been a character forming experience.

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Old 02-15-2018, 03:39 PM   #333
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I can't help but think that cornering at any speed above walking pace would have been a character forming experience.
Have you ever driven a Reliant Robin?
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:09 PM   #334
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Have you ever driven a Reliant Robin?
That is one of life's 'pleasures' I am happy to have avoided.

Once, on a visit to the local fire station, one of the crew was talking about road accidents and the subject of the Reliant Robin came up.

'They burn quite nicely' was all he said.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:26 PM   #335
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Have you ever driven a Reliant Robin?


I have! Funny clicky little gear lever. Cornering didn’t trouble me, but then I can’t ride a bike, and commuted to work in London in the early eighties on a Pashley trike .....


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Old 02-15-2018, 10:16 PM   #336
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I'd like to drive one. But, I don't think I'd be comfortable driving/riding in a car that fond of belly rubs.

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but then I can’t ride a bike
Balderdash, there ain't nothing you can't do.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:42 PM   #338
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As if flying cars aren't bad enough, this one is Evinrude powered...
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:51 PM   #339
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Brooks Stevens. Here's another of his designs:

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