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#81

Hi guys,it’s my first post in here,I thought in suggesting an 90s supermini called the “Gurgel BR800”.

The BR800 was manufactered by Gurgel,the one and only 100% Brazilian manufacter who went bankrupt in the late 90s and is now defunct.It used an 2cylinder air-cooled engine called the “Enertron”,which was an VW Bug engine cut in half :smiley:
The bodywork was made out of polyester-reinforced plastic,which was cheap and easy to manufacter.The BR800 was the Tucker Torpedo from Brazil,it had a lot of controversy both on the launch and when the company went bankrupt. Although the car wasn’t really a beauty,it was really practical,because of the small engine and the small size it was perfect for the Brazilian cities.
More pics:

(Funny fact:In the 80s, Gurgel made an entirely eletric supermii called the “Itaipu”,along other cars,Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurgel )

EDIT: Orthography error :smiley: (I’m from Brazil,btw)


#82

That’s great. Good old Gurgel might not have been a genius of the design, but had visionary ideas. For example, he was against the use of ethanol or any other biofuel in cars: land should be used for growing food, he said.


#83

Are you Brazilian? Just curious,the Gurgel is not really famous outside Brazil…

That was one fact I didn’t know… Interesting,I kinda agree,but ethanol also allows us to extract more from an engine with more compression rs…


#84

[quote=“CarlosE3110”]

Are you Brazilian? Just curious,the Gurgel is not really famous outside Brazil…

That was one fact I didn’t know… Interesting,I kinda agree,but ethanol also allows us to extract more from an engine with more compression rs…[/quote]

Yup, I’m brazilian, born in Pernambuco but “exiled” in Curitiba.


#85

[quote=“vfreire”]

Are you Brazilian? Just curious,the Gurgel is not really famous outside Brazil…

That was one fact I didn’t know… Interesting,I kinda agree,but ethanol also allows us to extract more from an engine with more compression rs…

Yup, I’m brazilian, born in Pernambuco but “exiled” in Curitiba.[/quote]

Oh,rs… Nice,I’m from São Paulo! It’s nice too see that more people on Brazil are interested on Automation KK


#86

GM concept drawings of the 1930s and 1940s, might make for some good ideas.
mclellansautomotive.com/newsletter/articles/2006/may/01/index.php

Sample:
http://www.mclellansautomotive.com/newsletter/articles/2006/may/01/images/2-07.jpg
http://www.mclellansautomotive.com/newsletter/articles/2006/may/01/images/3-09.jpg
http://www.mclellansautomotive.com/newsletter/articles/2006/may/01/images/3-13.jpg


#87

Yeah, maybe using them for some retro designs could be cool.


#88

I dont know if anyone has already mentioned it but i’d really like to see a ford rs200,


#89

What if… An interesting site imagining some new scenarios for various cars and makes.
whatifcars.com/gallery/What-If-Cars

Example:
http://www.whatifcars.com/gallery/albums/What-If-Cars/58_Pomona.sized.jpg

http://www.whatifcars.com/gallery/albums/What-If-Cars/58_Ambassador.sized.jpg


#90

The Search for Lost Fiberglass Cars Across the World
forgottenfiberglass.com/?page_id=928


#91

An amazing wealth of articles and drawings and pictures. A good resource for ideas.
deansgarage.com/
Some cool samples:







#92

Some American cars of the 50s.
retronaut.co/2011/10/ussr-all-american-cars-1956/
http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/3150-520x410.jpg
http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/4123-520x327.jpg
http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/6101-520x398.jpg


#93

What about some 4x4 and trucks…
hummer h1,h2,h3,land cruiser fj40’s
Willys
wrangler…
It would be nice.


#94

4x4s?

How about this one?
retronaut.co/2010/12/the-first-suv/


#95

[quote=“Marian87”]4x4s?

How about this one?
retronaut.co/2010/12/the-first-suv/

Volvo made a similar car, before that one was made actually, i so want one of those :stuck_out_tongue:

this one started production in 1944, Volvo PV800 series, also called Volvo Suggan, which translates to Sow :stuck_out_tongue:


#96

what about Renault 5 like body? or a Lancia delta?


#97

What about the fantastic Peel P50?

Now seriously, Seat Ibiza:


#98

Z31 ofcourse


#99

The list can be quite large and extensive but trying to put only 5 cars:

Ford GT
Subaru impreza 2nd generation (the one we all remember from rally)
The classic Mini
Opel Insignia
Caterham super 7 (essencially something with no weight in it to be able to make something really fun with a normal engine)


#100

opel insignia? are you joking :laughing:

ford mondeo :laughing: