10 Of the Weirdest Cars Ever Produced In The World
Automobile history has not stolen the limelight yet as a subject everyone is interested in unless of course you’re a car enthusiast who collects the vintage stuff. What many of us see in a car is just a dashing modern body on four wheels and though there are the big names like Lamborghini, Bugatti and Jaguar, at the most they are worth a second look speeding past on the road. Surprisingly though not many know that there are cars that have been made that look so weird, they would qualify for a circus or a futuristic expo. Take a look at 10 of the world’s weirdest cars to be manufactured till today. You could well call them the cars of the future past.
10 Norman Timbs Special
Norman. E. Timbs was Tucker Automobiles best engineer during the 1940’s. His most ambitious project was a vehicle that would be later known as the Norman Timbs vehicle. It took him three years to build and turned out to be one of the most elegant and streamlined cars ever built. The only problem was it had no door which is why it looked a very weird vehicle and a lump of chocolate.
9 Stout Scarab
It was William Bushnell Stout who designed the Stout Scarab in 1932. The Scarab turned out to be the world’s first minivan and was intended by Stout to be an office on wheels. The Scarab had a long nose and an even longer wheelbase. However, only a dozen cars were made and the Scarab never saw commercial production.
8 Bugatti Type 57s Aérolithe
The Bugatti is synonymous with a wow factor but what most people don’t know is that the Bugatti had earlier manufactured models that never really took off. The Bugatti line of 57’s that included the 57t, 57c and 57c tank were weird in their own way but what was even weirder was the model called the 57 Aerolithe. See it for yourself. It was an outlandish car.
7 General Motors Le Sabre
The GM le Sabre revealed by General Motors in 1951 was a design that drew inspiration from aircraft designs of the period. It had features like wrap around windshield and tail fins which ended up being a standard feature among cars manufactured during the period. However, today we are in a different era and the Le Sabre would definitely look out of place as a freak car.
6 1932 Ford Speedster
This was a one of a kind speedster from Ford that sold for an unbelievable amount of $770,000 at the 2016 RM auction. It stood out for its offhand features such as a split post windscreen that never really made sense to anyone and ended up becoming one of the weirdest cars of the modern automobile manufacturing industry.
5 Peel P50
As one of the weirdest cars in the world, the Peel P50 ended up looking cute because of its three wheel design. It was micro car manufactured by Peel in 1962 and even holds the Guinness book of world records for the smallest car ever manufactured.
4 1948 Tasco
Tasco is truly an odd vehicle which surprisingly lovers of vintage automobiles love even today. It was a WWII era prototype for a sports vehicle designed by Gordon Buehrig featuring an aerodynamic design and controls. Although it turned out a collector’s item, there was no denying it was a truly weird automobile.
3 General Motors Firebird I, II and III
The three Firebird prototypes built by General motors’ were not for production but to be showcased in the 1953, 1956 and 1959 Motorama automobile exhibition. The design based on a jet plane looked as weird as the cars they built before that.
2 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X “Gilda”
Although this was projected as a cool car of its time, it ended up looking weird. It looked like a spaceship based on some wacky design which the developers felt was necessary to improve the aerodynamics of the car. The car never saw a production line and was regarded as the weirdest car of all time.
1 Ferrari 512S Modulo
As the World’s weirdest cars go, the Ferrari Moldo wins hands down. It was an actual Ferrari built as a concept car by Paolo Martin and showcased at the 1970 Geneva motor show. The car turned out looking like a futuristic spaceship type vehicle built for a science fiction movie. It was one of the weirdest cars ever designed.