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    Automotive Trivia Question

    Alright, here you go. Can you name a car that had a single rear-entry door, seats on gimbals so they tilted in turns to keep you in your seat, a butane heater, referigerator, Ming Dynasty carpeting and 20" nitrogen-filled tires? I'll give you some hints. It was built after 1960 in the US. The designer/builder also built another car that was upholstered with Naugahyde on the outside, seated 8 or slept 3 in comfort. Both of them are cars not trucks or campers or anything else.
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    BMW put out a single front entry car...they have one in the local dealer.

    The others..?

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    Hmm, was it the Aurora...that had to be towed to its unveiling since it broke down?

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    Nope. Not the Aurora.
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    Cheated used Google couldn't help myself

    Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan

    Bruce Baldwin Mohs of the Mohs Seaplane Corp. of Madison, Wis., also was something of an automotive coachbuilder, starting with International Harvester truck chassis. In 1968, Mohs built the Ostentatienne Opera Sedan, designed to be both luxurious – with gold-inlaid walnut instrument panel, velvet upholstery, Ming Dynasty carpeting, a 110-volt converter, refrigerator and butane heater – and safe.

    Because the truck chassis had steel beams running the length of the vehicle, Mohs devised a single, rear-entry door. Hinged at the windshield header, the door incorporated a good section of the vehicle’s roof. When the door/roof was opened, a step lowered in the rear bumper to ease entry into the vehicle.

    The 5700-vehicle also featured 20-inch tires filled with nitrogen and sealed-beam tail lamps.

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    Ugly son of a gun, huh?



    Cool trivia, Dave. Jay, you impress me with either your
    inate automotive knowledge, or your Googling skills.
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    Vaughn

    Thanks for the pic,

    Not a gearhead so it must be the Googling! LOL

    Jay

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    Jay got it.

    Yep, it's ugly but it's comfortable inside. I had an opportunity years ago to sit in one of the seats. Not a good car to take your sweetie to a drive in theatre in. The center aisle makes it hard to get romantical.

    I don't know if it's still around but there was a museum near the town where I grew up that was full of Bruce Mohs' designs. He came up with some very interesting stuff.

    The car with the Naughyde upolstery on the outside was the Safari Car. Only 3 of those were built fortunately.
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    Thanks for the fascinating trivia. Creative use of mental energy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    ...The car with the Naughyde upolstery on the outside was the Safari Car. Only 3 of those were built fortunately.
    Do you realize how many Naugas were killed to make those three cars?

    I've seen an astroturf car, and I recall seeing a velvet-flocked convertible once, too. The flocking was being sold as a 'better' replacement for worn vinyl roofs, so the local dealer flocked a whole car to demonstrate how wonderful it was.
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