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Old 06-29-2016, 12:56 PM
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Long wheelbases (the distance between the axles) made for a smoother ride on the rough roads of the day and you got a longer car to accommodate the longer wheelbase. Most engines of the time were also inline engines with at least four or sometimes six or eight cylinders in a row. This meant that you needed a longer hood to cover the engine. Finally, style probably paid a big role.