I quickly discounted the spitfire as a car I could
drive often because the top frame would dig into my
shoulder when riding in my friends car. 20 years ago.
> It may have to do with side intrusion crash standards...
> Anyway, the doors on the B are already too high for comfortable "elbow
> hanging", at least for many people. I'm 6'1" and I find it uncomfortable for
> extended periods -- my elbow is up level with my shoulder. Those with newer
> seat cushions (mine has a new diaphragm only), or those who keep the
> seatback nearly vertical (mine is raked in order to lower my eye level so as
> to see through the windshield), may not have this problem.
> Now, a Spitfire has a nice elbow rest!
> on 9/10/02 6:24 PM, Bill Saidel at email@example.com wrote:
> > Eric,
> >> The high doors (compared to my 'B) and 'stockiness' of
> > the...
> > This description perked my interest.
> > I sat in a Honda S2000 which I do like a great deal but the high door
> > prevented me from sitting comfortably with my arm resting on the 'window
> > sill' sticking into the breeze (if there were one when the car isn't
> > moving). That is one of the many pleasures when driving my B.
> > Is this the trend, not to be really comfortably? I don't
> > understand the design feature behind this characteristic unless the
> > designers are preventing the driver from destroying the aerodynamics. Is
> > that possible?
> > What do you think?
> > Bill Saidel
> > '76B
> > NJ, USA
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the primer red one with chrome wires
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