What 1960s custom car would you daily drive?

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During the 1960s, the advent of fiberglass led to a boom in radical custom cars. You know the names: George Barris, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Gene Winfield, Darryl Starbird, et al. But what 1960s custom car would you daily drive?

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Seriously. Which one — of the multitude of customs from that era — would you drive daily? As you reruns-watchers will no doubt recall, Herman Munster drove his Barris-designed Munsters' Koach to his job at the "parlor" every day. Then again, he was a fictional character, while you have traffic and parking and askance-looking significant others to deal with. But why would any of that stop you? [Munsters' Koach pic via Barris.com]

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Sorry - this is the wrong place for this - but with the redesign, I just don't know where the forums are.

Can someone tell me what the profile depiction of the engine, transmission and wheels within an outline of the body is called. I haven't read Car And Driver in a while, but I think they used to put this blueprint like diagram above the spec-list in their reviews. It just gives you an idea of weight distribution and layout of the car (Audis, for example, are shown with the engine shoved as far forward into the nose as possible). If anyone has any idea what I'm talking about, I would love to hear what you would call this type of diagram.

#whitenoise #help #sorry