Alec Issigonis Electric Car 1967

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Alec Issigonis Electric Car 1967

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A rough sketch by British car designer Alec Issigonis on back of a menu, of the new BMC three-wheeler electric car, UK, 23rd October 1967.
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I think I've shared this before, and it's not electric, but here's my old boss Dawson in his prototype for Ford in '69 - remarkably similar concept / layout. Seems everyone was at it!

And is that a Minisprint square headlamp? :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5WEMqXk4U0

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 7216&hl=en

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Hysterical!

Makes me laugh every time, then I think about someone in a lorry crashing into it at 40 mph & I stop laughing :)
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I passed a group of about 20 Sinclair C5 enthusiasts on a country lane a couple of years back and thought they were either very brave or stupid to be mixing it with modern traffic, also the two recent accidents on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run show the risks involved with using small, slow and fragile vehicles on modern roads....
M23 crash: Vintage car rally driver dies in lorry crash:-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-50281989

Six injured in London to Brighton Veteran Car Run crash:-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-41879353

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While it is rarely the Vintage / Veteran car driver at fault in accidents like this, it is rarely if ever them that come of best.

I do wonder how the driver ended up on the M23 though!
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He 'took a wrong turn', according to media reports - horrible.

I saw a guy in a C5 just last week going through the haymarket junction in the centre of Edinburgh and thought he must be either mad or lost, but either way, sh**ing himself!

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