Continental Express Details
The trunk has been modified to open and features a tailgate and some necessities--
blanket, shoes, wine. Spare wheel is on a pivoting hanger that moves out of the way so
the tailgate can open. The chrome-plated release lever for the spare wheel hanger can be
seen in this photo just to the right of the wheel.
The rear windshield is a scratch-built replica of the fully articulated prototype.
It can be folded forward (as shown here) to make room for passengers and to ease
entry, or it can be pulled to the rear to protect the rear seat passengers, or it can be
folded down for storage by folding in the wind wings on either end.
With the windshield extended to the rear, the passengers are nearly in a separate
compartment, protected by windwings and a windshield. The angle of the windshield
is adjustable, and can be folded 180-degrees to be out of sight.
Extended to the rear, the folding windshield nearly encloses the rear seat and
would have a fabric or leather panel extending from the bottom of the windshield to
the bulkhead of the front compartment for further protection.
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