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Saturday, October 17, 2020

It is not a plane, just unique car of the 1960s

Indeed, in the 1950s to the late 1960s were the times when automotive enthusiasts in the world, especially those in America and Europe, were presented so many the sightings of future concept vehicles at many automotive exhibition events. So it is not surprising when at that time they repeatedly have to gasp in surprise or frowned while saying out loud or whispering, 'What is this/that?' or 'Could it be run like an ordinary car?'
Currently, the 1960 Di Dia 150 sat on display at the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Minnesota after donated by its owner Bobby Darrin in the 1970. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2GWzTcD)
So, on this occasion, we will discuss a unique car that was ever presented in the 1950s to 1960s. How unique is the car? It is very unique, and the car is also never seen by the public for a long time, so it is not surprising then some of you might be never ever seen before or even not known the car existence.
The 1960 Di Dia 150, a unique-shaped dream car built by Andrew 'Andy' Di Dia for seven years long time and cost of $93,647. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iPY89D)
This is a dream car named Di Dia 150 on which has always been exotically looked since it was first launched in 1960 until now. It is clear that this unique unconventional car design was inspired by the world of aviation (it could be looking at the large double-tail fin and some features inside the cabin).
The 1960 Di Dia 150 is originally powered by a 365 cubic-inch Cadillac engine, later replaced by a 427 cubic-inch high-performance Ford engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iPY89D)
As quoted from Conceptcarz, the unique-shaped car that is over-done in every detail and in every respect is made by a clothing designer named Andrew 'Andy' Di Dia in seven years long time (ranging of 1953 to 1960) with an overall cost of $93,647 (priceless if estimated today value).😁
Inside the cabin of the Di Dia 150 has squared steering wheel resembling a superellipse and there's a row of large levers like those of an airplane to control the air conditioning, heating and defroster on the dashboard. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iPY89D)
This dream car is featured in a metallic red color that is made of 30 layers of paint with real diamonds sparkled. While the body is handmade of soft aluminum and the frame of tubular aluminum. And on the back there is a large tail fin which is usually attached to the bottom of a boat or on the airplane's fuselage. Then there are hidden headlights and tail lights that swivel as the car is turning.

Then inside the cabin there are four cozy seats, where each have their own ashtray, cigarette lighter, and radio speakers. Then on the dashboard there is a row of large levers like those of an airplane to control the air conditioning, heating and defroster.
The 1960 Di Dia 150 is featured in a metallic red color that is made of 30 layers of paint with real diamonds sparkled. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iPY89D)
The unique-shaped car has also a glass cockpit in back, a squared steering wheel resembling a superellipse. While it's sat on a 125-inch wheelbase and initially powered by a 365 cubic-inch Cadillac engine, later swapped by a 427 cubic-inch high-performance Ford engine.
It's known only one car was ever built, and later was sold to the singer and actor Bobby Darin. After publicity and film use, he donated his dream car to the Museum of Transportation (now known as the National Museum of Transportation) in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1970. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | WIKIPEDIA]
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