VIBERTI Bus Golden Dolphin

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Yes a Golden Dolphin because it was painted golden yellow, and the dolphin because of its shape, and indeed like a dolphin. L & rsquo; bus was even equipped d & rsquo; a "tail fin", which served as a course stabilizer. Another “trick” transport a huge, side windows of nearly six meters long. In general, they were designed that the side windows would be completely solid, 11,5 meter, but in the late 1940 the technology did not allow to manufacture glazing over 6 meter. In general, during the manufacture of the case of “dauphin d’or”, A bus was applied plastic. In addition, to & rsquo; s back & rsquo; s service area located interior with a toilet and a kitchen, and passengers can listen to the radio. Sadly, or the & rsquo; & rsquo nor German, Italian n & rsquo; have ever seen series production … these lines, l & rsquo; design idea, we admire aujourd & rsquo; hui, scared potential consumers there half a century. Engineers from Turin bus builder Viberti felt that the best solution to the lack of high-speed mass transport is a futuristic gas-turbine bus capable of running at 125 miles / h. (200 km / h).

In the years 1950 Italian company "Viberti" presented a single bus, « Golden Dolphin, where not only advanced solutions in the field of & rsquo; aerodynamic, but also the center of & rsquo; origin – such that & rsquo and is used by the gas turbine engine 400 ch, catapulting a bus with passengers up & rsquo; at a speed of 200 km / h. The Golden Dolphin was a real futuristic bus manufactured in Italy by Viberti. The bus was designed by engineer Ricciotti Tonon, one bus was manufactured in 1955 and suddenly became a Concept. The interior was fully air-conditioned, which was also a novelty ! The Italian bus, whose concept was established around the year 1940 and 1950. He had 400 ch. and was able to speed up to 200 km / h thanks to modern gas turbine positioned between the axles. It was equipped with seat belts, swivel chairs, ventilation, air conditioner, radio buttons, toilet and dressing – He also independent wheels, disc brakes and hydromechanical.


Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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