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15 weirdest and most unusual cars in history

Throughout automotive history, true works of art on four wheels have been created that have left their mark on automotive culture.

In this photo gallery we show 15 of the strangest and most unusual cars ever produced, capable of astonishing us with their futuristic design or innovative technical solutions.

They are not only vehicles to be admired, but also represent a piece of history that makes us reflect on the continuous development of the automotive industry and the influences of the trends and technologies of their time.

Let's discover together these wonderful cars that marked the era in which they were produced and that continue to leave their mark on the imagination of four-wheel enthusiasts.

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15 weirdest and most unusual cars in history
Throughout automotive history, true works of art on four wheels have been created that have left their mark on automotive culture. In this photo gallery we show 15 of the strangest and most unusual cars ever produced, capable of astonishing us with their futuristic design or innovative technical solutions. They are not only vehicles to be admired, but also represent a piece of history that makes us reflect on the continuous development of the automotive industry and the influences of the trends and technologies of their time. Let's discover together these wonderful cars that marked the era in which they were produced and that continue to leave their mark on the imagination of four-wheel enthusiasts.
Wikipedia - Morio
Ferrari 512 S Pininfarina Modulo
Commonly known as the Ferrari Modulo, this car is a maquette of a concept car, created by Pininfarina in collaboration with Ferrari in 1970. It was conceived in 1967 and is recognised as one of the most desirable cars of all time. The car was unveiled by Pininfarina at the Geneva motor show on 12 March 1970 and since then the Modulo has been in constant demand at various motor shows on all continents, receiving dozens of awards, including Automobile Quarterly's prestigious Award for Design Excellence in 1971.
Wikipedia - Starysatyr
Dymaxion car
Designed by American inventor Buckminster Fuller during the Great Depression, this car was not intended for sale to the public but to test the 'ground taxiing phase' of a vehicle that might one day be designed to fly. In 2008, the New York Times stated that Fuller 'saw the Dymaxion, as he saw much of the world, as a kind of tentative prototype, a mere sketch, of the glorious final future'.
Wikimedia - Di Karrmann
Firebird I
Firebird was a series of four concept cars built by General Motors, equipped with a gas turbine engine and inspired by aerospace technology. The Firebird I had the appearance of a 'fighter with folded wings': an aircraft-inspired fuselage, with short wing appendages that resembled the wings and drift of an aircraft, and a transparent plastic canopy that covered the single-seat cockpit, and the controls also resembled those of an aircraft.
Wikimedia - Philip (flip) Kromer
Peel P50
The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar originally produced from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. It was entered in the 2010 Guinness World Records as the smallest production car ever made. The original model has no reverse gear, but a handle at the rear allows the very light car to be physically manoeuvred when necessary.
Wikimedia - Jonathunder
Wienermobile
This car in the shape of a hot dog on a bun is called the Wienermobile, and is used to promote and advertise Oscar Mayer products in the United States. The first Wienermobile was created by Oscar Mayer's grandson, Carl G. Mayer, in 1936. In June 2017, the company introduced several new hot dog-themed vehicles, including WienerCycle, WienerRover and WienerDrone.
Wikimedia - Kruzat
Tesla Cybertruck
The Tesla Cybertruck is an upcoming battery-electric light truck announced by Tesla, Inc. in November 2019. Tesla's stated goal in developing the Cybertruck is to provide a sustainable energy replacement for the approximately 6500 fossil fuel-powered trucks sold every day in the United States of America.
Wikimedia - Par Rob Oo from NL
Œuf électrique
L'Œuf électrique (electric egg) is a futuristic 1938 bicycle concept car prototype by Parisian industrial designer Paul Arzens. Produced in 1942, it was acquired by the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris in 1993, which deposited it in the Schlumpf collection of the Cité de l'automobile in Mulhouse, Alsace.
Wikimedia - Dontworry
Amphicar Model 770
The Amphicar Model 770 was an amphibious car produced in West Germany and marketed from 1961 to 1968, with production ceasing in 1965. The name Amphicar is a combination of 'amphibian' and 'car' and featured navigation lights and flags as required by the United States Coast Guard.
Wikimedia - Ildar Sagdejev
Plymouth Prowler
The Plymouth Prowler is a retro-style production sports car produced and marketed from 1997 to 2002 by DaimlerChrysler, based on the 1993 concept car of the same name. The Prowler was offered in a single configuration with front engine and rear transmission, with a total production run of 11,702 units.
Wikimedia - Kevin Abato
DeLorean DMC-12
The DeLorean DMC-12 was characterised by its gull-wing doors and unpainted stainless steel body. The car became world-famous for its appearance in the film trilogy 'Back to the Future', in which an example was used by Dr. Emmett 'Doc' Brown as the basis for the time machine he designed.
Wikimedia - Von Buch-t
AQC Jetway 707
The AQC Jetway 707 is a three-axle airport limousine manufactured by the American Quality Coach Company.
Wikimedia - Mick
Bond Bug
Bond Bug is a small British two-seater, three-wheeled car: a wedge-shaped microcar with a lifting roof and side screens instead of conventional doors.
Wikimedia - IFCAR
Chevrolet SSR
Chevrolet SSR (Super Sport Roadster) is a retro-style hardtop convertible pick-up truck produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006.
Wikimedia - Rob Bogaerts / Anefo - Nationaal Archief
Citroën Karin
The Citroën Karin was a concept car with a striking pyramid design: the car's exterior incorporated flush glass panels, fairing rear wheels and butterfly doors. One of the most striking interior features of the Karin was the unconventional three-seater layout with the driver located in the middle of the two passengers.
Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo BAT
Alfa Romeo BAT are a series of Italian concept cars. The idea was to create vehicles with the lowest possible drag coefficient. All cars featured large rear bumpers and curved fins.
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