The 1920 Briggs & Stratton Flyer was notable for featuring five wheels—four to hold the platform up in the traditional fashion, and a fifth, hanging out back that provided some sort of motivation from its tiny one-cylinder engine. The Flyer is perhaps more notable however for the fact that it offers absolutely no other features what so ever—no doors, windshield, or even a passing sense that you wouldn’t die driving it.
The Flyer could be the ultimate expression of a car bereft of features, and that got me thinking about whether we today have a communal minimum feature set that we demand our cars and trucks possess. Could you do without power windows? What about air-con? Do you demand a tilt wheel? What set of car features are enough to make you say that’ll do pig?
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