Top 5 Weirdest Car Brands
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-01-22
- Date Updated : 2023-01-22
- Category / Tag : top-ranking
Made famous by the "Back to the Future" franchise, the DeLorean was produced for a short time in the early 1980s and featured a unique stainless steel body and gull-wing doors.
Additionally, its association with the time-traveling science fiction story also adds to its perceived weirdness.
Only produced for a couple of years in the 1970s, the Bricklin was made with a fiberglass body and featured safety features such as reinforced roll cages and energy-absorbing bumpers.
The Bricklin SV-1 is considered "weird" by some because of its unique design featuring gull-wing doors, acrylic body panels, and safety features such as a roll cage and 5 mph bumpers. Additionally, the car was built by Malcolm Bricklin, a controversial figure in the automotive industry. The car was also expensive to produce and as a result, it was not able to generate enough sales to keep the company financially stable.
A car that could also function as a boat, the Amphicar was produced in the 1960s and had the ability to drive in water and on land.
The Amphicar was not a very practical or reliable vehicle, both on the road or in the water.
1948 Tucker Torpedo
The Tucker 48, also known as the Tucker Torpedo, is considered "weird" by some because of its unique and advanced design features, such as a rear-mounted engine, independent suspension, and a pop-out windshield. Additionally, the car was built by Preston Tucker, a maverick car designer who was known for his ambitious and unorthodox ideas, which also contributes to its perceived weirdness. The company only produced 51 cars before it went bankrupt, this rarity also add to the perception of weirdness.
The Elio is a three-wheeled car that was developed by Elio Motors, an American company. It is designed to be a fuel-efficient and low-cost alternative to traditional cars, with a base price of around $7,000. The car is equipped with a small, fuel-efficient engine and can seat two people. It was first announced for production in 2008, and was planned to be manufactured in a former General Motors facility in Louisiana, but production never started, as of 2021 the company is still trying to raise the funds to start the production.