Six wheeled cars

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Cotty

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I love seeing weird and wacky stuff so what cars have you found with six wheels and get it posted up here.

Ill kick it off




Edited by Cotty on Tuesday 3rd December 12:59

jeremyc

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Panther 6



Tyrell


Dave Hedgehog

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guy up the hill from me has one of these


Dave Hedgehog

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and my number one lotto win car

6 wheeled brabus g wagon


Equus

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yellowjack

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Favourite for small airfield fire tenders for decades, but also available as a 'luxury' passenger car conversion from Carmichael...



1979 Range Rover, converted to 6 x 4 by Carmichael after production. Bought as a rolling chassis project in 2006, and brought back to life with more modern looks, a modern interior, and a Chevvy 5.7 litre V8 and an LPG system. Oh, and it's a true 6x6 now too. Details from an eBay sales ad from 2012 here... http://www.speedmonkey.co.uk/2012/09/spotted-6-whe...

More typical application for a Carmichael conversion...


Puddenchucker

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Edited by Puddenchucker on Tuesday 3rd December 13:22

wolfracesonic

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Puddenchucker said:
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Cotty

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wolfracesonic said:
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Wolfrace Sonic, 6 wheels two engines. thumbup

GavMason

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An old school teacher of mine used to use one of these as a daily driver, about 20 years ago. From memory he had some pretty interesting stuff but this is the one that sticks out.

Dave Hedgehog

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quite a few ATVs like the argo


TuonoPants

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Williams also did a six wheeled car but it never raced


Cotty

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Ok its more truck than car but ill allow it paperbag
Dodge Power Wagon

Plate spinner

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Dave Hedgehog said:
guy up the hill from me has one of these

I seem to remember a story that the french newspapers used them for deliveries pre-digital. Auto route conveys of them doing 100mph+ at 3am every morning from Paris in every direction.

CrossMember

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GavMason said:



An old school teacher of mine used to use one of these as a daily driver, about 20 years ago. From memory he had some pretty interesting stuff but this is the one that sticks out.
I got dropped off at school in one for years, and consequently there are a few therapists out there who are experts on them now.

ScotHill

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What's the idea between two at the back vs two at the front? Notice there was one race car of each type.

SeeFive

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ScotHill said:
What's the idea between two at the back vs two at the front? Notice there was one race car of each type.
The Williams was all about traction and aero gain on smaller tyres. As soon as the FIA saw it, they banned it as it was clearly going to blow the Renaults into the weeds that season.

civicduty

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I think with the Tyrell it was 4 small wheels at the front to aid aerodynamics. And with the Williams (don’t know what the other one is) it was the ability to have four wheel drive from the four rear wheels giving better traction.

Evercross

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FW08B




312 T6


NotNormal

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ScotHill said:
What's the idea between two at the back vs two at the front? Notice there was one race car of each type.
My understanding is that for race cars the logic of the small wheels up front was a reduced frontal area for drag purposes, to maintain grip levels another pair of wheels was added, so four small wheels up front.
For the car with a set of four wheels at the back, this was more about improved traction/grip from the engine.