Blip: Look At That Fuel Tank

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It’s a new week, and I’ve been chosen by the Secretary of the Interior to welcome you to it. So, officially: welcome. To get you started, here’s a cutaway of a 1961 Renault Estafette (that means “dispatch rider,” or “courier”) and I think you’ll agree it’s a real packaging triumph. Lots of usable volume in there. Plus, check out that triangular fuel tank by the rear wheel! I’m not sure I’ve seen one like that before?

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Marc Villanova

Half full has a totally different meaning on that tank.

I think old Camrys used tanks shaped like cones too. The tank would be like a quarter full for the first 200 miles and fall fast for the last 100.