Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This Aerocar has Wings

Last week we shared some images of Dave Major's Isetta Aerocar -- an Isetta powered by an aircraft engine, on skis or wheels.

Today we are going to "turn back the hands of time," to show you Molt Taylor's original Aerocar. The original Aerocar was designed and built in 1949, by Molt Taylor, an engineer who worked on the Navy's missile program. Although Taylor's design attracted 500 orders, only six examples were built -- five Aerocar I's and two Aerocar II's. Four Aerocar I's still exist -- two in museums (EAA AirVenture Museum, Golden Wings Museum) and two in private hands.

And if you think these are the coolest cars/airplanes ever -- take heart -- one of them is for sale.

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