The marketplace is cruel. Sometimes things just don’t work out so well for new car models. Here are 7 crazy cars the public shunned at the showroom.
Would only work with a passenger reading the works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The first successful underwater car, the hardtop was a hit. Sales fell off when the convertible model was released.
The HMAC Pizza was a pizza delivery cannon, firing pizzas from the street through the front window of a house. In 1915, a family died when one of them inadvertently fired hubcaps at a hungry group of relatives.
The Olds Pup
A gorgeous car that should have been a hit. It failed because it was solely powered by the pull of a small dog who came with a purchase.
The Plymouth Emotional Baggage
The emotional baggage was initially popular with ex-girlfriends and mothers-in-law who appreciated the large luggage area. Beyond these two groups, it sold poorly.
The Buick Sea Water
The Buick Sea Water was a scam car that supposedly ran on sea water. Thousands of duped consumers left them at the beach when they would not run.
The Amtrak Railer
The Amtrak Railer was the first car by a railroad company — it was designed to run on tracks, providing a faster, better experience than the trains of the day. Sales fell to zero when reports of cars like the one shown would fly off the tracks down dirt roads, hurtling passengers miles off course.