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Old 11-11-2018, 04:52:10 PM
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Looked at it like a hybrid.... front top looks similar to an early 50s Renault Dauphine front end.
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Looked at it like a hybrid.... front top looks similar to an early 50s Renault Dauphine front end.
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Close, but I don't think that is it, headlights on creation protrude further out front, and headlights on Renault appear set in further towards centerline of the car. The little hood scoops look vaguely familiar from something, just can't place it.
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I cannot member the name but it is a French design. They tip over easy.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:25:27 PM
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No idea what it is but it has a Nevada plate. Dal, maybe you can saunter into a DMV office and see if they can look up this old plate. Also fwiw, appears to be early 80's Chev pickup hubcaps.
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I asked the guy that originally posted the pic if he had anymore info on it, his response "My dad made it from a bunch of different cars, and parts. He had read an article in Mechanics Illustrated, if I remember correctly. The article was about how well a 3 wheel car would handle. I can tell you it was a blast to drive!!!!"

Not sure if local DMV has records that old, it was definitely registered here as the WP on license plate indicates White Pine county.

Rambling thoughts: Many of the 3 wheeled cars were anemicly powered with under 1000cc 2 stroke motors, looking at the widened stance of rear end I'm thinking what would have been easier than a VW? Thinking VW got me thinking of the old fastbacks and station wagons, both are very close in appearance to this car, but there are subtle differences.
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"The article was about how well a 3 wheel car would handle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8

"I can tell you it was a blast to drive!!!!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TqHv9BM39A

Enjoy.
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Don't think you will like it...... ~60s "Autobianchi bianchina" front end is the closest match I can find. I agree about possible VW rear engine. Have no clue about other body parts.
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Spoke with one of the older than myself guys Friday night, he knew the owner/builder of this car. His recollection is that front half of car was Renault, the single front wheel was custom made from misc parts. He seems to think rear fenders were from a 60 something Corvette, and cannot remember if engine was VW or Corvair.

Edit: Just looked at 60's and 70's Corvettes and do not see anything that matches rear fenders, neither does Corvair.
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