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09:13 Apr 7, 2008
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Errant question

Italian to English translations [PRO]
Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Italian term or phrase: un'Ape Car
i don't have context but i know that this is not a "beetle" or "bug" as we refer to them in the u.s. here is a link to a video on youtube that depicts the car for which i need the american english translation. thanks :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvUdGog1H50&feature=related
Nicole Manker
United States
Local time: 09:46
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1three-wheel delivery van
Tom in London
3 +1three wheeled utility vehiclexxxmoranna


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45 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
three-wheel delivery van


Explanation:
Ape Car was part of the series of vehicles produced in the 1970s by Piaggio. I think my suggestion would do if you're not worried on detail about the exact specification or model of ApeCar.

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 116

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mary Carroll Richer LaFlèche
3 hrs
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
un\'Ape Car
three wheeled utility vehicle


Explanation:
another, much like Tom's suggestion
Vespa APE
In addition to the two-wheeled Vespa scooter, the company also produced a three-wheeled utility vehicle called the APE (pronounced Ah-pay, it is Italian for bee). While APEs never became fashionable like other Vespas, they were ubiquitous in Southeast Asian cities by the 1960s and 70s. An enduring image for many veterans of the Vietnam War is that of Vietnamese cities thronged with APEs (and knock-off designs) loaded with cargo or people, the precarious freight seemingly defying the laws of physics. Such use is a testament to the durability of the small vehicles, which are still mainstays in urban areas of the Pacific Rim today.

xxxmoranna
Italy
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Peter Cox
5 hrs
  -> thanks Peter
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