Strange but Street Legal: 5 Most Bizarre-Looking Cars Ever Sold
5 Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan
Talk about excess, the Opera Sedan was all about it; you could custom order oriental rugs, or fridges, or whatever else you desired for the car. But it wasn’t just the interior that was odd. The exterior would turn heads even in today’s world. The entire back of the car opened up where a “red carpet” staircase entry was the only way in and out of the car. The downside? You had to crawl on hands and knees to the driver seat.
The TWIKE has three wheels, two seats, joysticks controls, and all-around bizarre looks. But what’s even more bizarre is that the TWIKE can be partially powered by the driver. It can run completely electric, or the driver can choose to help power the drive train by pedaling. This thing is also street legal in the US, so the TWIKE is a seriously legitimate “car.” Don’t believe it? The TWIKE has been on the market for 15 years, and around 900 TWIKEs are on the roads across the globe.
Colloquially known in the west as “the Urkel-mobile,” the Isetta was an insanely popular three-wheeler. Manufactured throughout the years by various companies, a handful of single-cylinder model types were released in Europe. To enter the Isetta, you have to open the front of it; the steering wheel is built on a hinge to enable the door to open. This would be the ultimate hipster machine in today’s world.
2 Watercar Python
Built from the ground up, the Python is a seriously legit boat car. It goes from zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds out of the water, and more than 60 mph in the water. Sure, it’s probably insanely pricey (the website doesn’t list prices), but it’s the only boat car that is a true performer both in and out of the water.
1 Peel P50
In between the years of 1962 and 1965 you could purchase the smallest street legal car (at least legal in the UK). Actually, the P50 has gone back into production, so if you desire to cram into a car that is 54 inches long, 41 inches wide, and weighs 130 lbs, then be our guest. You won’t want to take this thing on anything other than surface streets, though, with its top speed of 37 mph. However, the car has claimed to hit 100 mpg and beyond …