The torpedo body style was a type of touring body used from the early twentieth century until the mid-1930s. A torpedo's hood (bonnet) line was level with the car's waistline, giving a straight line from front to back.
The torpedo body style was usually fitted to 4 or 5 seat cars and was a touring car with detachable or folding top (hood) and low side panels and doors, but no B pillars: the only uprights present were those supporting the windshield (windscreen).
Like other open cars, the torpedo style fell into disuse by the Second World War.
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