Let's Learn About Landaus!

While the term "laundau" dates back to 18th-century open carriages with foldable weather-protection, most gearheads of a certain age tend to associate it with mid-'70s Chevy Monte Carlos and Chrysler Cordobas. In fact, the proper term for these overwrought personal luxury vehicles would probably be faux-laundaulet, as the landau was properly a development of the vis a vis arrangement, whereas the landaulet eliminated element of seats which faced one another. It's basically Nash's fault that we've come to associate "landau" with "chintzy vinyl." Oh, the former AMC, you have so much to answer for. Jason Vines, answer for the former AMC.

Landau [Wikipedia]

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