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The Path to Fiat Chrysler’s Future Doesn’t Lead Through This Door

  The admission was as breathtaking for its honesty as for its implications. FCA chief Sergio Marchionne admitted that his designers (“dummies”, his word) screwed up the rear doors on the Chrysler 200 when they copied the door opening and … Continue reading

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A Minstrel of the Dawn: Rolls-Royce Introduces New Ragtop

Editor’s note: Rolls-Royce has introduced a convertible version of the Wraith coupe called the Dawn. No pricing has been announced but since Rolls-Royce has explained that a fabric roof is a signifier of luxury, one can expect to pay more … Continue reading

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Is This Engine The Reason You Drive From the Left Side of Your Car?

It seems so logical. Public roads are divided into at least two lanes. In the U.S. we drive on the right hand side of the road. Therefore, it only makes sense that we would sit on the left side of … Continue reading

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1968 Double Cab Volkswagen Pickup – 3D Photos

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer You may not realize it but this 1968 double cab VW … Continue reading

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1967 “Doppel Kabine” aka DoKa. Double Cab VW Pickup -3D Photos

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer This ’67 VW pickups has the framework for the optional canvas … Continue reading

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1961 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup – 3D Photos

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer This is a vehicle that’s so cute you almost want to … Continue reading

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Old VW Single Cab Split-Window – 3D Photos

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer Though I like VW Buses, and even have owned a couple, … Continue reading

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Thomas B. Jeffery’s first Rambler was not a car

In 1897 Thomas B. Jeffery, a bicycle maker from Chicago, built himself a rudimentary automobile. He was pleased enough with the result that he gave up the bicycle business, bought a defunct bicycle factory in Kenosha, Wis., and created one … Continue reading

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Automotive Oddities: The AMC Am Van

“Struggling American Motors” was such a familiar phrase in news accounts of the company in the 1970s that one could be forgiven for thinking that “struggling” was part of its name. Banks had been extending credit through successive years of … Continue reading

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Jaguar Announces Diesel & Gas Engines For North American XE – 3D Photos

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer Jaguar’s new entry in the class of cars defined by the … Continue reading

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