For those who can’t wait to put the Terrafugia flying car in their garage/hangar, it is time to buy an Aerocar. Hemmings has one of these classic roadable aircrafts for sale listed at a buyer’s remorse price of $1.25 million.
Flying cars were a fascination in the big dreamer days of post-WWII. The idea was that we would be able to float above the traffic, but the reality would likely have just created more spectacular commuter accidents. Many projects failed to get off the ground both literally and figuratively, so the Aerocar’s total production of six makes it one of the most successful flying car projects to date.
This 1954 example comes with a 150 hp Lycoming 0-320 four-cylinder engine that should be good for about 60 mph on land and 110 mph in the air. Aerocar pilots become drivers after the wings and propeller assembly are folded and towed behind the vehicle.
The car/plane’s $1.25 million asking price may seem like a lot to pay for a complicated way to die, but it actually is quite a bargain. Not only is the one on Hemmings (where the ad has been up for over a year) in flight-ready condition, but also another Aerocar is currently for sale at the kids-had-me-declared-incompetent price of $2.2 million.