1947: Scoot-Mobile Gets 75 MPG


Corunna, Michigan is only 90 miles up the road from Detroit; maybe someone should pay a visit and see if they can dig up a scoot-mobile. It is made from scavenged parts, gets 75 MPG and looks really aero. According to a commenter at Modern Mechanix, "Knee action is a suspension type. If I recall, it’s a pair of mechanical arms similar to the human knee joint, with friction and resilience (rubber) in the joint. It flexes and absorbs motion like a spring/shock absorber system." Another noted that it looks "like the Aptera’s great-grandfather!" Modern Mechanix

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