The design of an automobile is often pivotal to its marketability. Sometimes, though, a car is purposely designed to be bizarre. Then again, some are designed to be cool, but end up being extremely abstract.
Although modern marketing focuses on safety, performance and looks, it’s not always that way. Even today, and certainly in the ’60s and ’70s, cars have been produced on an almost novel, humorous basis.
Looking through history we can find hundreds of examples of strange cars. Today we’ll take a look at the top 10 weirdest cars ever made. So without further ado, enjoy these wacky motors!
Look or sound familiar? In the ’50s and ’60s, automobile manufacturers were also experienced in building planes. This German oddity somehow enjoyed a nine-year production period between 1955-1964.
The KR200 looks like a plane on three wheels, weighed just 500 pounds and had a 191 cc engine.
Amphicar Model 770
Honestly, can anyone think of a better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon? The Amphicar was designed in the 1950s and launched at a 1961 car show in the United States. Literally, years ahead of its time, the car provided a novel yet unrealistic glance into the future.
Powered by two reversible propellers and an 1147 cc Triumph engine, the Amphicar had a 4-speed manual transmission. Weighing in at nearly 2.5 tonnes, this thing was a boat in every sense of the word.
Looking at this midget, you’d be forgiven if you thought it was a fridge. Oddly enough, up until 2011, the Citicar was the most-produced electric car in America. You may recognize this vehicle if you think back.
The Posta-Comuta version was used by US postal workers, what’s weird is that Citicar was only produced for three years. After that, it was the Tesla Roadster that took the record, 34 years later.