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    Cars that changed the world

    The cars that changed the world

    Of course they get a mention...

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    I believe the mini was the biggest step in vehicle design and influence in the last 50 years of the twentieth century

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    We have a Golf and while it is a great car, I don't believe it's influence was that good to get the nod, the Mini yes, the VW Beetle yes, but not the Golf, I don't understand why the Beetle didn't even get a spot, or the Kombie either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knares View Post
    I believe the mini was the biggest step in vehicle design and influence in the last 50 years of the twentieth century
    I read recently that one of the key reasons we have multi grade oil is due to the mini.

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    I actually think the Jensen FF also had a large part to play, constant all wheel drive, ABS... 15 years before the Audi Quattro.

    Now look at what is available with all that, and they did it in 1966...

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    As with any such list, there are sure to be cars that "got left out". One that comes to mind is the Citroen Light Fifteen (1934) - not only the first mass produced front wheel drive car, but the first using unitary construction with pressed steel panels like most cars in the last sixty years.

    Other possible candidates - Morris Oxford 1913; first car with fully interchangeable engine parts (courtesy White and Poppe);
    Lanchester - early 1900s, disc brakes, independent front suspension. Chrysler (1924) hydraulic brakes.
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    The Lancia Aurelia GT should have been in there as well as the Lambda - first production V6 and the first 'Gran Turismo' type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    As with any such list, there are sure to be cars that "got left out". One that comes to mind is the Citroen Light Fifteen (1934) - not only the first mass produced front wheel drive car, but the first using unitary construction with pressed steel panels like most cars in the last sixty years.

    Other possible candidates - Morris Oxford 1913; first car with fully interchangeable engine parts (courtesy White and Poppe);
    Lanchester - early 1900s, disc brakes, independent front suspension. Chrysler (1924) hydraulic brakes.
    had to Citroen Light Fifteens

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