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5 Weirdest Cars Ever Made

Posted on: November 4, 2013 by Platinum Direct

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Here’s a question for you: What is a ‘car’?

We think if you asked most people, they would say that a vehicle with four wheels and a motor would be the basic blueprint; perhaps with some seats and a steering wheel thrown in.

From the innovative, to the wonderful, to the downright weird, here are five vehicles that we think could be called a ‘car’ but would not argue with you if you thought differently.

Stiletto Shoe Car

The often over used phrase ‘step on it’ in car chase scenes takes on a whole new meaning with this va-va-voom vehicle with killer heel. Perfect for the Sex and the City fan with a closet full of Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik heels who want to step out in style without ruining her expensive footwear.

Stiletto Car
Source: http://www.mamapop.com/2008/05/tuesday-stuff.html

Grass Covered Cars

We are all conscience of making our cars more ‘greener’ but some people have taken it to a whole new level. This 1974 VW Super Beetle used by synthetic turf supplier Rick Griffiths. The Turf Bug project took Rick three months and over 120 hours in labour to complete in his garage, using over 900 screws and plenty of outdoor adhesive. It’s a whole new way to go green with your vehicle.
Grass Car
Source: http://blog.asgoodasgrass.co.uk/astro-grass-cars/

The Water Car

Bringing James Bond fantasies to life and making a splash with their nifty amphibious vehicle designs, the California-based – WaterCar, dubbed “World’s Fastest Amphibious Vehicles” is one for all of those secret agent wannabes. Designed to smoothly switch modes from car to powerboat, the WaterCar’s sportiest version, the Python, combines a custom fibreglass truck body with buoyancy and can do 52.1 knots in the water and more than 200 kilometres an hour on land thanks to its powerful Corvette engine. To experience the WaterCar for yourself, simply splash out a tad over $200,000.

Water Car
CC by mbtrama

Phone Car

Giving new meaning to the term ‘mobile phone’, the Phone Car was created by business owner Howard Davis as a quirky way to promote his telephone company. Built on a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle chassis, the Phone Car has an aluminium body and a tinted windshield that allows the driver to see clearly. Press the horn and, instead of a honk, get a classic telephone ring tone! Sadly, the Phone Car was crushed when the garage it was being stored in collapsed under the weight of a heavy snow fall. It has, however, been immortalised in many magazines and was exhibited as part of an art cars exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Beverly Hills, California.
Phone Car
CC by steve rainwater

Terrafugia Transition Flying Car

No list of weird cars can be complete without a flying car. The people at Terrafugia, a US-based light aircraft company, are currently working on a possible answer to many of the growing problems facing civil aviation and transportation in general with the development of what the company calls a “roadable aircraft”. The Transition functions as a legal road vehicle when driving to the airport. Then it hits the tarmac, the driver hits controls that fold out the wings and a rear-mounted pusher propeller launches the Transition down the runway and up, up and away. Voila! No more paying through the nose for airport parking.
Flying Car
CC by Loimere

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