eBay Nutcase of the Week: Aerocar N103D "flying car" up for spares or repair

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aerocar-ebay-repair-or-spares.jpgThis innocent-looking little bubble car is, so the auction says, the first and only officially certified and legally usable flying car in the world.

This original Aerocar, one of only six manufactured by forward-thinking American Moulton B. Taylor in the 1950s, is being offered in partially working condition. Rather ominously, the current owner says he’s putting it up for sale as he’s run out of money to spend on completely restoring the thing to its original glory.

The wings don’t fold out – they come in a separate trailer and need attaching, a process which apparently takes “five minutes”. Once you’re up, you can can soar above (and trying not to think about crashing into) the traffic below at a thrilling airspeed of 100mph.

If you’re tempted, and through family dealings or lottery funding have $3.5m to spare, the auction’s here. A fantastic bit of original newsreel footage is over here, if the wife needs convincing.

(Via The Telegraph)

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Gary Cutlack

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