1955 Flajole Forerunner
Offered by Barrett-Jackson, January 15-22, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona
Designed by American Bill Flajole, this interesting concept car is one of one. It has a 180 horsepower Jaguar engine from an XK120. The curvy Fiberglas body has sparkly purple paint and curves all over the place.
The car has some unique design features – check out the chrome bumper way out there in front. You’d better be careful not to knick that chrome. And then there’s the rear-view mirror, located above the windshield and above the roof, outside of the car. It might seem strange until you realize there is zero visibility out the rear.
That nice sloping fastback – no pesky window seals to disrupt the airflow back to the rear tire sticking up like a spoiler in the back. The car is definitely interesting and it’s one of a kind. So if you want a car no one else has, this one’s for you.
Update: Not Sold. Currently for sale at Hyman Ltd in St. Louis for $295,000.