This Weird Air Car Is Kind Of Like A Sad Plane That Cannot Fly Or Drive In Gravel


This Weird Air Car Is Kind Of Like A Sad Plane That Cannot Fly Or Drive In Gravel

Well…yeah. We’re not 100% sure where we need to start with this one. The fact that it is called an “air car” and we have absolutely no idea what that is. The fact that it looks like a fighter plane which has had its man parts removed and replaced with stuff which looks like it belongs on an air boat or something. There’s a motorcycle fork and tire up front. There’s a set of handle bars to steer the sucker and there are a pair of narrow wire wheels in the back which look like they came off a mountain bike.

Motive action is derived by two 14hp engines spinning props and it sounds like from the wording of the ad, this thing isn’t exactly going to blow your toupee off at full throttle. People build weird stuff all the time, it is the nature of being a gearhead. We’re not taking a shot at the builder of this rig but we’re just blown away by the fact that it exists. This was someone’s vision and they made it happen. Hell, it may be fun to drive at 8mph on a flat road will a tailwind, right? Ok maybe that’s a stretch.

In case it sells, here’s the text from the ad:

Air Car. 1985 Yahama Motorcycle Front End. Has Clear and Good Title. VIN# JYA50H001FA013441. Two 14HP Engines Fixed Pitch Props. All Aluminum Construction. Originally based on F7U Airplane. Limited Thrust Likely Due to Engine Size/Power. Has tough time moving on gravel/grass. Great project vehicle. Yours for $1,480 today! Price Negotiable. Please check out our other items as well!!

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4 thoughts on “This Weird Air Car Is Kind Of Like A Sad Plane That Cannot Fly Or Drive In Gravel

  1. john

    It’s funny, ironic and sad that he (?) based his (?) design on perhaps the Navy’s greatest “boondoggle ” the F4u Cutlass. A plane that was accepted into the inventory that was too slow and a crew killer. Wonder what else he(?) has to sell; a refrigerator/oven, a dish/clothes washer….maybe a submarine screen door???

  2. Matt Cramer

    Looks like someone was trying to build a sci-fi movie prop.

    It’s too bad he didn’t make it float instead of putting it on wheels. This thing might have potential as a boat.

  3. bob

    Pretty ingenious. Even has a place to secure your nut sack, should you feel the need. A couple of LS engines & this puppy may fly.

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