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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rows of 5 unique shaped cars that ever made

Shown with an eccentric shapes and and not in accordance with the market demands is the reason the car manufacturers failed to mass produce all these cars. Uniquely, with appearance of a few cars actually make them timeless. What are they? Let's find out.

1. 1957 Spohn Convertible
What was the designers of 1957 Spohn Convertible cars think when they designed this car. Look at the car design is quite eccentric, Such as the bumper shaped a long beard. As well as body panels such as the grille and rear wing without good harmonization.
1957 Spohn Convertible. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1xJZgQI)
The car was built by Carosseriebau Hermann Spohn was founded in 1920 in Ravensburg, Germany. As a result, these Spohn car claimed more suitable as a laughingstock, rather than the cool convertible car.
Rear three quarter of 1957 Spohn Convertible. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1xJZcQR)

2. 1959 FMR TG 500 Tiger
This small car designed and built by the Fahrzeug- und Maschinenbau, Regensburg (FMR). These iron Tiget itself claimed to be the micro muscle car in that time. Therefore has an ultra-compact size and a weight of only 150 kg, but this car has been applying the 24 hp engine of the VW Beetle 1300. Although small, this only one car is successfully auctioned at a price of about US. $250,446 or approx Rp. 3 billion.
1959 FMR TG 500 Tiger. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ugtjwW)
Rear three quarter of 1959 FMR. TG 500 Tiger. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ugtjwW)

3. 1962 Covington  El Tiburon
If the shark had been transformed into the car, then El Tiburon Roadster is the answer. The reason, of the car's design and aerodynamic is inspired by the figure shark ie flat and sharp billed.

Industrial designer Henry Covington, of St. Petersburg, Florida, set forth to build a car based on the aerodynamic principles of Dr. Augustus Raspet - a noted aerodynamicist. Covington collaborated with fiberglass expert, Glenn Gums of Glenn Industries to build his prototype.
1962 Covington elTiburon. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1urOHRv)
Not only the design, El Tiburon name itself means sharks of the Spanish language. Interestingly, El Tiburon not apply roof or pillar, so the driver must be alert when driving and may also have to wear a helmet.
Rear right side view of 1962 Covington elTiburon. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1EQz0q3)

4. 1963 "Shorty" Mustang
When creating these prototypes, Ford Mustang wants smaller figure as their competitors, AMC Javelin. And if AMC Javelin looks slick, even the 'shorty' Mustang is looks strange. Finally, Ford undo their intention to mass produce this 'shorty' Mustang.
1963 "Shorty" Mustang. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1sWeD2i)
Rear three quarter of 1963 "Shorty" Mustang. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1sWeD2i)

5. 1974 Fascination
This car is the result of inspiration from science fiction movies and 1930s figure illustration featuring a rounded design with a pair of tires are sticking with the rear axle which is much longer. Shown with a shape similar to an airplane, especially thanks to the form of 'jet engine' on the rear wheel casing.
1974 Fascination. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1y5E1qV)
Rear three quarter of 1974 Fascination. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1sWhBUH)
Fascination was created by Paul M. Lewis. His first attempt at building an automobile was a 1937 Airomobile Experimental Sedan, owned by the Harrah’s Museum. While the design was a technical success, financial backing was not forthcoming and the project ended with the one car. Lewis didn’t attempt to build another car until the 1960’s.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | BOLDRIDE]
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