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DSL417 08-28-2013 02:14 PM

The Phaeton Title
 
For you Phaeton folks that always wondered where the name came from, visited a museum today at the Grand hotel on Mackinac Island where they had a horse drawn carriage exhibit. Probably half of the late 1800 carriages had "Phaeton" as part of the name.:)

CLIFFTALL 08-28-2013 02:16 PM

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaeton_(carriage)

DeWat 08-28-2013 05:06 PM

I didn't realize Phaeton also applied to a car. While doing my usual dreaming, I Googled "2014 Phaeton" looking for some video that I had not already seen when all of my hits returned for a Volkswagon... VW Phaeton coming back to US, could be revealed in Detroit - Autoblog

Selah 08-28-2013 08:13 PM

DSL417, yes. The original Phaeton's were British carriages thypcally with exaggerated high wheels. Used almost exclusevely by the " upper crust" of British society.
At least that's what my research turned up. Don't know where the original term "Phaeton" came from.

DSL417 08-28-2013 08:42 PM

My spouse told me all I had to do was ask...she knew what a phaeton was...from reading all the romance novels.

Anyway, thought it interesting as I was once in the market for one and wondered where they got the name.

okgc 08-29-2013 05:06 PM

Looks like VW currently owns PHAETON as a trademark and Tiffin owns Phaeton (script type style) trademark.

TESS -- Error

CampDaven 08-29-2013 05:17 PM

The Phaeton carriage re-used a very old name.

Phaeton is the mythical Greek god that drove Apollo's chariot.

Chariot/carriage. Nearly synonymous.

http://www.shmoop.com/daedalus-icarus/phaeton.html

flaggship1 08-29-2013 05:25 PM

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My favorite Phateon. 1934 Ford Phaeton.

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okgc 08-30-2013 03:39 PM

Gilmore Car Museum has several Phaetons on display.

1929 Duesenberg J-111bb
http://gilmorecarmuseum.org/assets/i...0gas%20web.jpg

1930-packard-phaetonhttp://remarkablevehicles.com/images...eton-05934.JPG


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