The golden age of the rear-engined car

The golden age of the rear-engined car

The layout became immensely popular during the 1950s and the 1960s and companies from all over the automotive spectrum touted its merits in every market they sold cars in. Moving the engine to the back reduced the cost of a car and made its interior more spacious while keeping its overall dimensions in check, they argued. Granted, it occasionally required the use of sandbags to keep the front end pointed in the right direction.

Most car companies moved away from the rear-engined layout as quickly as they adopted it. Here we look back at its best days:

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