Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
4/14/19 10:24 p.m.
dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
4/14/19 10:42 p.m.

What’s with the floor mounted radiator? Rear heat in a coupe from 1953?

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
4/14/19 10:58 p.m.

In reply to dculberson :

Not that strange.

Lots of cars had rear seat hot-water heaters as early as the 1930s.

Packard was one of the first and was in bed with Studebaker by the 1950s. 

keithedwards
keithedwards New Reader
4/15/19 8:22 a.m.
ShawnG said:

In reply to dculberson :

Not that strange.

Lots of cars had rear seat hot-water heaters as early as the 1930s.

Packard was one of the first and was in bed with Studebaker by the 1950s. 

I recall our family 1940 Buick having a heater core underneath the passenger side of the front bench seat. I don't recall ever riding in the Buick, but it was always parked out in the field. I always hoped to get it running, and looked forward to it qualifying for antique license plates...

dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
4/15/19 10:02 a.m.

That's pretty cool! I've never seen it before, I guess most of my old cars were/are too prosaic. I did see a gas fired heater under the front seat of a Land Cruiser once that looked terrifying.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
4/16/19 6:17 a.m.

1st generation heated seats?

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