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Quote below from someone who worked at Longbridge:-iain1967s wrote:I wonder what the final paragraph refers to...?
Could it be the gearless CVT on the X99 prototype?
"and that was his gearless Mini. In 1974 an E-series engine coupled to a torque converter and an epicyclic forward and reverse gear.
We installed it firstly in a Clubman. It was unfortunately involved in an accident on its first road outing, a car pulled out in front of it.
The unit was then put into an Allegro for further appraisal.
The Steam car was further developed with a condensor incorporated into the floor pan. Even Alec knew that this was not going to be a possibility. The car was stored in one of the LongbridgeTunnels for a while."
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