Flying Cars? Been There, Done That

Long before the Channel Tunnel made driving from Dover to Calais a reality, a retired RAF pilot transformed a World-War-Two Bristol bomber into an airborne ferry, which he used to offer service to motorists and cyclists seeking to cross the English Channel. The Bristol Freighter could carry three automobiles at a time; a production version of the aircraft served as a pioneering commercial airliner throughout the fifties and sixties. Looking at a collection of timetables for the service, operated by the Silver City, one imagines a thriving ferry market across the channel—a short hop for motorists and cyclists. [via Core77 and OldClassicCar]

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