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In the world of custom car building, it’s safe to say that there are probably a few disasters out there along with the beauties. Car News Central has tracked down 7 of the weirdest cars in automotive history.
1 – Badsey Bullet
Only 8 Badsey Bullets were made in the early 80s. Powered by the Yamaha Venture 1200cc water-cooled V4 motorcycle engine, this car could produce a top speed of 150 mph and can reach 0-60 in just 5 seconds.
2 – Ford Mustang Sport Wagon
Ford never actually produced a Sport Wagon but many have tried. The car featured in this video contains a 4.7 liter, 289 cubic inch V8 engine and can reach up to 195 horsepower.
3 – Chaparral 2J
The Chaparral 2J was added to group of cars known as the ‘ground effects vehicles’ and was known for its extreme emphasis on engineering. Made in 1970, this car is capable of 760 bhp and produce 650 ft lbs torque with a 7620 cc, 465 cubic inch, V8 engine.
4 – Messerschmitt KR200
Built with an 11.7 cubic inch, 1 cylinder engine, this 3-wheeled bubble car was designed by an aircraft manufacturer named Fritz Fend. The car was produced between 1955 and 1956 and produced 10hp.
5 – Howmet TX
The Howmet was built in 1969 as an American sports car prototype which was designed to test the competitive use of a gas turbine engine in sports car racing with a capability of producing 350 horsepower.
6 – Tatra 603
Built in Czechoslovakia, this car has a 2.5 liter, V8 engine that can produce 99 bhp. Made between 1955 and 1975, the large rear-engined luxury car was used in communist Czechoslovakia to drive around high-ranking party officials and heads of factories.
7 – McLaren M8F Chevrolet
To finish our list in style, here is the McLaren M8F Chevrolet, made between 1968 and 1971, with a 494 cubic inch, v8 engine capable of 740 bhp.