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From aviation pioneer and "Father of the Flying Car" Glen Curtis we have the first serious attempt to merge motor car and aeroplane: the Curtis Autoplane.  The aluminium craft was introduced in 1919 as a compact (one could even say cramped), yet luxurious machine which had a car body to which wings and a propeller were attached, allowing it to cruise through the skies at a stately 65 mph.  If it got off the ground, that is, which it never did in either sense of the word. 

Naturally, its two passengers weren't driven about by anyone so vulgar as a pilot; they had a chauffer. 

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