2 thoughts on “Another Festive Teaser (Solved)”

  1. Michelotti, for Ferguson’s R5 technology demonstrator / prototype project, flat 4 front engine and Ferguson Formula 4WD, this one was in 1960.

  2. Correct.

    The frontal aspect is a damn sight worse, but it’s of its time.

    Michelotti moved on to more tasteful things soon after. The Ferguson proposal could have been knocked into something quite decent, but Ferguson died in October 1960 and nobody else had the will to see the project through.

    Some elements of the Michelotti proposal for ‘Zebu’, the pre-Leyland Standard Vanguard replacement, can be seen in the Ferguson design:

    Not to be confused with ‘Barb’ which became the Triumph 2000.

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