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Old 06-29-2016, 12:51 PM
Sampiro Sampiro is offline
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Why were touring cars so long?

I've seen lots of pictures of 1910s/1920s touring cars but I don't know that I've seen one in person- maybe that would answer the question. They seem long enough to easily have three rows of seats, but they generally just have the front and rear seats. Why were they so long? The people in the back must have had enough room to sit on the floor and have a picnic or a poker game.
(I do know from my grandmother that her father used a modified touring car as an ambulance in the 1920s and 1930s, but I'm guessing that was the exception and, as mentioned, it was modified.)

Pics of the type of car I'm talking about.