By Cory Doctorow at 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 28, 2012
Phil Are Go has performed the vital service of close-cropping the finned beast from this 1959 Lincoln ad, for your clip-art pleasure, but not before adding a much-needed third axle. A vanilla two-axle model is also available.
1959 Lincoln - Fab one and a half.
Didn’t Lady Penelope drive one of those?
As noted in the blog post. Except hers was pink and had the extra axle in front.
And it had Parker! “Yes, M’Lady…”
And it was a Rolls Royce with machine guns in the grille.
Is there a purpose for the extra axle (like hauling lots of really heavy luggage, maybe?), cause it just looks stupid.
The purpose is for our visual amusement.
Can put more bodies in the trunk.
Purely to annoy you.
It helps sell new tyres.
Rare 3-axle Porsche 928: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YClqEQftcdY&feature=player_embedded
I’m gonna make my 4X4 into a 6X6…
Like the 6×6 Unimogs! Those dual rear axles are all rainbows and unicorns ’till somebody puts a doughnut spare on one wheel.
Is this fine automobile also available in a half-tracked version? I think such a motorcar would be fabulous!
This must have come out right after GM introduced the Cadillac Dreadnought.
That would actually make sense to have on a hearse; I’ve read of more than one would-be Harold (from Harold & Maude) buying a used hearse only to find out that years or even decades of hauling around heavy coffins and their contents has completely crapped out the suspension.
When you think about it, it’s really amazing that nobody built a three-axle SUV during the height of that craze. It would have been only slightly more ridiculous than the 70-ton Ford Excursion.
Mercedes used to make a 3 axle limo that Hitler was fond of.
And taken out a much unneeded rear seat, thus making a hot rod for Comic Book Guy.
I always wanted the 1959 Chrysler Patton – equipped with tank treads to go with the sleek fins.
A number of companies have produced 6×4 or 6×6 versions of the Land Rover / Range Rover over the years. The most sensible purpose I’ve seen for these was to create fire engines for small airfields – so they’re carrying a heavy rear load over soft terrain.
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