The cars that everyday people see and drive look very similar to each other. A bulky box on four wheels is exactly what most of us get. But if you love cars which are out of ordinary, few cars of this list might be your dream. These 10 cars certainly broke all the molds. Have a look at some of the most weird looking cars ever made.
1. 1970 Ferrari (Pininfarina) 512 S Modulo
Design firm Pininfarina has produced more famous works, but the Ferrari 512 S Modulo car, which it created for the 1970 Geneva Motor Show, didn’t aim for beauty. Designer Paolo Martin put the bizarre body on the chassis of the Ferrari 512S race car.
2. 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X "Gilda"
Some of might say that this is a coolest car ever made, but, we say it is the weirdest vehicle ever created. This car seems to be inspired by some kind of spaceship, and one can tell that there must have a wacky inspiration behind. However, developers of the car designed it to achieve better aerodynamics. But the design never caught up, hence, this car landed on this list as one of the weirdest cars of all time.
3. 1953 General Motors Firebird 1 XP-21
To describe today's supercars, we fall back on likening the Koenigseggs and Paganis of the world to jet fighters. The 1953 General Motors Firebird I XP-21 was an actual jet fighter, with four wheels, a tail fin, and a bubble cockpit. The turbine engine spun at up to 26,000 rpm to generate a whopping (for the time) 370 horsepower.
4. 1948 Tasco
Tasco is one of the oddest vehicle human brain has come up. There are plenty of people who still love it, but they are hardcore lovers of classic cars. However, for the rest of us Tasco is a weird looking vehicle. Tasco was a prototype for a post-WWII American sports car and featured airplane inspired controls, designed by Gordon Buehrig, it was also the first car in the world with a T-top roof.
5. 1932 Ford Speedster
The 1932 Ford Speedster, packing a flathead V-8 engine, came with a starter button, decades before the feature became standard automotive fare. The low, long roadster was the brainchild of Henry’s son Edsel Ford and designer Eugene Gregorie.
6. 1965 Peel P50
We must admit that this car is kinda cute. The Peel P50 was a three-wheeled micro-car which was originally manufactured by Peel company from 1962 to 1965. It holds Guinness World Records of the smallest production car ever made. But we think it is also one of the most weird looking cars ever designed.
7. 1942 Oeuf electrique
The 1942 Oeuf électrique, or electric egg, had three wheels and ran on batteries decades after gasoline became the dominant way to power cars, and decades before Elon Musk decided to make electricity cool again. Its designer, Parisian Paul Arzens, worked as a painter and designed railway locomotives before moving on to cars. The bubble is made of hand-formed aluminum and curved Plexiglass, a novel material at the time.
8. 1936 Stout Scarab
Stout Scarab was designed by William Bushnell Stout in 1932. Marked as the world’s first minivan, this traveling vehicle was envisioned by its creator to be an office on wheels. Unlike other cars of that era, Stout Scarab features a small nose and a long wheelbase to maximize the accessible space. But, this weird yet amazing vehicle didn’t go to mass production, only about a dozen cars were made and up to five Scarabs are reported to survive today.
9. 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Competition Coupe Aerolithe
The original example of the 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Compétition Coupé Aerolithe, which debuted at the Paris Auto Show in 1935, was lost after the unveiling — the popular explanation is that Bugatti disassembled it for parts to make the Type 57 production car that followed. The model on display is a recreation produced in 2007, based on recorded specs, photographs, and an oil painting by a Bugatti engineer.
10. 1947 Norman Timbs Special
Norman E. Timbs was an influential engineer during 1940s who worked with Tucker automobiles. At that time, he took a project in his hands that would take over 3 years to get completed. The target was to build a vehicle which would be later known as Norman Timbs special. This car is one of the more elegant, streamlined and swooping custom cars ever created. The long front nose and slimmed down design without doors of any kind, make it one of most weird looking cars ever created.