Ready to see some strange cars that you may not have known they even existed?
Did you ever think it was possible for another car to make a vintage Porsche look common and boring? Well I didn’t until I saw these quirky vehicles!
Six of the strangest yet almost adorable looking vehicles ever to roll off an assembly line will be available this Saturday at RM Sotheby’s Auction in Santa Monica, California.
The cars were produced way before the reams of safety regulations standardized grille eights and crumple-zones.
First on the list is a 1955 Messerschmitt KR175 selling for approximately $40,000 to $50,000. This is a micro-car that was pumped out about 10,000 and was often referred to as “kabinenroller”, which basically translates to “cabin-scooter”.
With only three wheels, two seats, and one handlebar for steering, it’s virtually a sheltered scooter.
Next we have the 1968 Mazda Cosmo Sport Series 1, estimated to sell for $110,000 to $130,000. A Japanese sports car to join the recent limelight, and the Cosmo Sport is arguably the granddaddy of them all.
It’s a racecar built around a rotary engine, a configuration of cylinders most commonly found on airplanes, and it’s considered vanguard technology.
Moving on to the 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr, worth a decent amount coin at approximately $70,000 to $80,000.
Best way to think of it is picture a Chicago mobster in the great depression. With a bad-ass image, we have twin grills that were designed for more efficient engine-cooling and to make a grand entrance.
Another quirky vehicle to expect is the 1960 Tatra 603, estimated to go for $35000 to $45,000. This car was a German post-war vehicle most commonly used for shuttling communist officials around the Eastern Bloc.
Some might say this was considered the Czech Lamborghini of its time, and normal citizens couldn’t buy them.
If you’re into DYI cars then the 1955 Woodill Wildfire ($55,00-$65,000) is right up your ally with less than a dozen left in the world!
This was a pet project of a California car dealer in which customers were expect to buy the body and pair it with an engine of their own choice… Weird right? But lets consider this unique and kind of exclusive.
Finally introducing to you the 1964 Ford Econoline for a nice and easy $15,000 to $20,000. Fords answer the Volkswagen van, this is a well-maintained camper with a six cylinder engine right beneath the driver’s seat.
Although ford is still making these today, this is considered the first generation version and its seminal selling of #vanlife.