Back in 1959, a wooden boat builder decided to build a car, so, drawing on what he knew, he built a wooden car. For power, he mounted a 1952 Ariel Square 4 motorcycle engine in the rear. Citroen suspension, Cadillac taillights and who knows what else completes this custom but, you have to admit, it’s different, kind of reminds me of the type of car you would build from plans out of an old Mechanix Illustrated magazine. (See update below)
It’s for sale on eBay. If you’re more the woodworking type than a metal worker and like the smell of varnish, this is your car.
UPDATE: As Dan mentions in the comments below, this was indeed built from plans in Mechanix Illustrated, September 1956 to be exact. I have the feeling I saw this cover before, which would have given me the impression I noted above. They had a lot of really interesting plans back then and more guys probably had woodshops at home than metal shops so it catered to their readers. Thanks for the magazine pointer, Dan.
More photos below:
Link: >Ariel Car – auction over