I have a few suggestions for car bodys, witch could be interesting. I will point out the period and the reason the manufactures build sutch cars and will name a few models as an example. Don’t be offended by the fact that i will suggest often german cars ore sutch witch where selled in germany, that is simply because i am a german. And because there is a lack of bodys up to the seventys, i will name mostly cars before that time:
- Cheap small family car:
In the 60’s there was a need for a car for young familys, assumed two adults and two children. These familys hadn’t the money to afford to buy a “normal” car. The car should be mainly for the ride to work and for the weekly shopping.
Because of the fact that the labour was not as expensive as today but the steel was, the manufacturers choose a design witch would use the least ammount of steel.
Examples for these cars: Austin Mini, NSU Prinz (rear engine)
An other approach was to build a nearly normal sized car with very thin steel panels and miniture engines, witch means: They where underpowered (e.g. 13 hp at release), additionally one accident and the car was heavyly damaged or gone.
Examples for these cars: Citroen 2CV, Renault R4
- Cheap “sports” car:
Everyone wants to buy a sports car, but normaly can’t afford it, so this category was born.
There are two categorys.
In the first category there where cars witch looks like a sports car, but they lacked performance. Often build with a 60 hp engine in the beginning as roadters or as coupe:
Examples for these cars: Triumph Spitfire, Austin Haily (Frogeye), Opel GT (Corvette for the poor)
In the second category is that daddy wants a sports alike car witch have to carry the hole family.
Example for these cars: Ford Capri, Opel Manta
I know, they are not intoduced yet, but the button is existing already.
They could be cars alike: Opel Olympia (1950), DKW Schnelllaster (Auto-Union 1949), Daimler-Benz L319 (1956) VW T1-T3, Ford Transit, Daimler Benz Sprinter
After the war the VW beetle was produced for the allied forces as an company car. Later on it was availible for the civilians but mutch too expensive. So some manufacturers found soloutions for it, often former plane constructors. For these cars mostly two stoke engines from a motorcycle where used.
Example for these cars: Messerschmidt Kabinenroller (rear engine), Heinkel Kabinenroller (rear engine), BMW Isetta (rear engine), Zündapp Janus, Lloyd LP300 (Plastikbomber), Gogomobil
More modern miniture cars as “city cars”: Fiat Nuova 500 (rear engine), Smart, Toyota iQ, Honda EV-N (electric car)
- other normal cars: Jaguar XK 120 (1948)/FHC (1958), Daimler-Benz 300 SL (1954), Daimler-Benz /8 (W114/W115, 1968), Lancia Fulvia (1950), Lancia Stratos (1973), Audi Quattro (1980), Renault 12 (1969), Ford Taunus 17M P3 (1960)/P5 (1964)
- other “gamebraking” cars: NSU Ro 80 (Wankel-engine, 1967), Posche 911 (rear engine), Porsche 356 (rear-engine,1948-65) Renault Alpine (rear engine), Reliant Robin (three wheeler, 1981), Piaggio Ape (three wheeler, mini lorry/Van)
Ford Mustang, Thunderbird
Race Cars: Shelby Cobra (1962), Ford GT 40 (1964), Doge Viper GTS-R (1996)
The BTW category:
- Because you have an hydropneumatic suspension availible, why not displaying the car witch introduces it? Citroen DS/ID (the godess, 1955)
- in the game exist a body for the Fiat 126, witch had an rear engine like the VW beetle, Porsche 911, Renault Alpine. Please allow us to place an engine in the rear. Additionally please allow the vents in the rear ore side to have an cooling effect for (maybe air cooled, if you plan to develop that) engines.