Exclusive flying retro car will be auctioned

Exclusive flying retro car will be auctioned

December 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

A copy of the Taylor Aerocar, which was assembled in 1949 and can move not only by air but also by land, will be sold at auction in January next year.

The creator of this model, Molton Taylor from the United States, is 70 years ahead of the time, and while the world’s leading experts are just starting to test flying personal cars, the creation of the American developer is preparing to go under the hammer in the status of an exclusive retro car.

In total, only 5 units of the transformer were produced. Taylor was looking for investors for a long time to start mass production – initially it was planned to produce about 500 copies of the machine. However, as a result, the miracle of technology did not take off – figuratively.

 The copy, which they plan to sell at the auction for $ 1,000,000, traveled 24,500 km and flew 780 hours. Taylor Aerocar is equipped with a 5.2 liter aircraft engine from Lycoming, which gives the car the ability to travel through the air up to 482 km at speeds up to 160 km / h.

  Ground movement is not a strength of Aerocar. The maximum speed with which it can move on four chassis wheels is approximately 100 km / h. In addition, playing the role of land transport, cars have to drag their wings, folding in the likeness of a trailer.