250 SWB Undercarriage

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  1. fskof

    fskof Karting

    Nov 23, 2005
    Milwaukee, Wi
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    Anyone have any pics of the undercarriage of a 250 SWB?

    I was at a car show where they had a 250 GTE up on a lift and I was admiring the design and the looks of the components. It was a work of art. I was also impressed to see a belly pan similar to what modern cars use today. What was the purpose back then for a belly pan? Today its for reducing drag and increasing top speed.
    The undercarriage of these old cars are beautiful!

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  3. Smiles

    Smiles Moderator
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    Nov 20, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Matt F

    The Bugatti type 35 had an underbody pan for aerodynamics— in the 1920s.

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