Bizarre, remarkable, and unusual are all synonyms that describe what “strange” is. These odd cars that you have probably never seen or heard of have made the list of the strangest cars in the world. Time to buckle up and take a trip into the past and check out these one-of-a-kind cars.
Starting off with the egg like shaped 1942 Oeuf Electrique since it only had 3 wheels. It was a tricycle that got an engine that ran on batteries instead of gas. The infamous train designer, Paul Arzen, gave a shot at designing this strange car. The Oeuf Electrique was hand-formed out of aluminum and plexiglass.
General Motors tapped into their creative side and make this turbo engine with 370 horsepower and created the 1953 General Motors Firebird 1 XP-21. This beast was considered an actual jet fighter on 4-wheels with its bubble cockpit and tail fin.
The third abstract car is the 1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo that was specially made for the Geneva Motor show in 1970. This Ferrari wasn’t going for gold in the beauty contest but strangest looking car contest.
This next car made its debut in Europe at the Paris Auto Show in 1935, a round of applause for the 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Competition Coupe Aerolithe. It didn’t take off as planned and was eventually disassembled to create parts for the later Type 57 car that was made.
Just like Paul Arzen who was mentioned earlier, his peer Gabrielle Voisin also a designer but he made airplanes before giving cars a try. Gabrielle created the 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne. There were only 28 of these cars produced and it recently won the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance “Best in Show” in 2011.
This next car set the design standards for American cars with its sporty fins and wraparound windshield. Introducing the convertible 1951 GM Le Sabre. The Le Sabre had very impressive technology of the time with its moisture detector that would close the convertible top if it sensed rain.
The last strange car also stunned consumers a few years later with its back-up camera technology in 1956. This was decades before back-up cameras were a norm in American cars. The 1956 Buick Centurion was one considered strange because it had a clear round roof and cockpit, which wasn’t too strange considering it gave the driver unobstructed views.
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