I note that the scan is titled 'Independently Sprung Racing Cars'. Is this a stretch? Wouldn't the 308 have been DeDion rear? Or possibly a live axle?
The chapter is called "The All-Independently Sprung Racing Cars of the Thirties: 8C-35; 12C36; 12C-37; 8C-308; 12C-312; 16C-316; Type 158; Type 512; Type 162 and 163 Prototypes." The opening paragraph defines the suspension as follows:
The racing cars dealt with here are those which came after the famous 2.9B Monopostos. Every one of the G.P. cars had independent suspension front and rear of a design that is common to all. That is trailing links with coil springs in hydraulic dampers in the front, and swing axles with a transverse leaf spring below the axle housing at the rear. Gearboxes were integral with the rear axle, and brakes were hydraulic.
[SIZE="1"]'63 2600 Touring Spider (AR 191437, the car that started the 2000/2600 International Register, reassembly in progress)
ex-'65 2600 SZ (AR 856043, the car in my avatar, sold as resto project to Austria)
Maintainer of a private 2600 SZ register (not the one in the Netherlands).[/SIZE]
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