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Gregoire Submarine – Advanced Aerodynamics and Skylighting

1911 Gregoire with a Submarine Torpedo body

Gregoire was a French automobile and aircraft manufacturer. Henri Coanda was a brilliant Romanian aeronautical engineer and inventor. Alin and Liautard was a French coachbuilder of the highest order. Together they designed and built at least two extraordinary automobiles. According to the Gregoire Association, in 1911 the Company introduced new models powered by long stroke four cylinder engines. In…

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Chevrolet’s Thunderbird? Almost.

four-seat 1963 split-window Corvette

by Michael Lamm. A four-place split-window Corvette? It nearly happened. Chevrolet, before giving birth to the celebrated 1963 coupe, seriously considered tapping into the success of the four-seater Thunderbird. T-Bird sales tripled in 1958 when Ford added a back seat. Chevrolet was feeling pressure to head in the same direction. “Basically it was Ed Cole’s…

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