The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is right around the corner with plenty of interesting and unique rides ready to go to the highest bidder. One of those unique rides is a vintage flying car known as the 1954 Taylor Aerocar. Only five of these were built by an aeronautical engineer by the name of Moulton Taylor. Imagine being able to take off and land, detach the flying equipment, and simply cruise off to the next destination.
With 15,254 miles on the ticker and 781 hours in flight, this unique Aerocar is ready to take to take on land and air along with full FAA certification. An 8-foot trailer comes with the car that transports wings and other necessary flying equipment, but it can be detached for it to function as a regular two-seater car. To turn the car into a flying machine is said to to take less than half an hour, and it ranges up to 300 miles and can cruise at about 100 miles per hour.
Powering this ambidextrous vehicle is a rear-mounted 320cui Lycoming H4 engine good for 150-horsepower with 3-speed manual transmission sends power down to the front wheels. For taking flight, a Hartzell two-blade HA12 UF pusher propeller can be found on the back of the tail.
This unique and rare Aerocar will cross the auction at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale at Westworld from January 11th through the 19th. There is no reserve that needs to be met, but that doesn't mean this rare and unique car won't bring in a nice chunk of change. Barrett-Jackson does not disappoint when it comes to an interesting docket list. Make sure to visit the official auction sight and register to bid. Even if flying isn't your thing, there is bound to be something to catch your eye.
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