On the TV show “My-Classic-Car,” a similar vehicle has been shown. But this is not that one. The print on the side looks like Russian and this one looks like it has a very long inline-engine–maybe a straight-8. You can see how the dash extends from windshield to the shotgun door.
The American one I’ve seen on that show used a Ford flathead V8 & was built in the 30s. That engine allowed more room inside for people.
Looks like a variation of the Dymaxion, Buckminster Fuller’s prototype of a rear steering (but the original only had one wheel to steer), front drive car capable of carrying 11 people at speeds up to 120. And this was in the early 40′s! It was supposed to be able to make a u-turn within its’ own length.
You people think I am bullshitting you! Just Google it and find out!
Wow! whatever the hell that thing is it’s Awesome and I really like it a prehistoric mini van of sorts!!!! Looks like something my neighbor would drag home and stack up in his back yard… He always finds cool old one of a kind cars from how knows where….