• Oct 17, 2006
For those who hate the jellybean, cookie-cutter styling of today's vehicles, have we got something unique for you. Straight from the world's largest automotive auction website comes a chance to own a piece of automotive history. A little slice of life from a time when bigger was better and too much was never enough. Over-the-top styling once owned by one of the most over-the-top characters from a bygone era: Of course, we are referring to Liberace's Kanzler Coupe. We had never heard of it either. But we had heard of Liberace, and so we thought we'd clue you all in to this item.

Apparently this is one of only two known Kanzlers known to exist. It was designed by Ernest Kanzler, the son of a 1920s Ford Motor Co. executive. It was produced by Newport Beach Coachworks, which closed in 1979. The Kanzler was based on a 1979 Mercury Cougar and features a 351 mated to a 3-speed automatic. An inch longer and narrower than an Expedition with only 4420 pounds of craptastic elegant styling to push around, this Coupe promises performance numbers as grand as the previous owner himself. After Liberace's death in 1987, the car was willed to his domestic partner, Cary James, and is now available on eBay. With just over a day left, the top bid is only U.S. $23,409.00. For the complete history of the car, click here.

[Source: eBay]

Thanks to Mike for the tip!


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      Simone Morrow
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks to whomever told us through AOL that this unique Liberace auto is for sale on ebay. I am always interested in knowing what unique items are for sale. I never would have known about this otherwise. Thanks AOL.
      Simone
      Tina Marie
      • 8 Years Ago
      Paint it pink and if I had the cash flow, I would buy it, that is something to have when you have everything else. Since I do not have the cash like that, then I can talk about it like everyone else here...smiles...
      Randy Marquis
      • 8 Years Ago
      i love it!!! i bid one dollar bob
      Robert
      • 8 Years Ago
      well its kinda cool, if you pull the spotlights off it
      there would be room for the candleabras. Does it have an 8-track tape player and is the interior leather
      or zebra skin?
      Jessie
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like a car Roger Rabbit would be driving
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      • 8 Years Ago
      Surly theres a pimp SOMEWHERE drooling over this, let the BLING begin...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Isn't that the car from that LXG movie?

      SO fugly.

      --Noah
      Donna
      • 8 Years Ago
      Okay, the best post here - hands down - is the guy who said if he had the disposable income, he'd buy the car, a dalmation and make his wife drive around town looking like Cruella DeVille. I still can't stop laughing. That is hilarious. If I had the disposable income, I'd send it to him just so he could do it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Put it in the crusher. What a watse of money
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great car to chase down dalmation puppies.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree with the Opel observations... I have a '72 GT, so when I saw this monstrosity I immediately noticed the greenhouse and cabin were distinctly familiar. A pure Opel had to die for THIS?!?
      Tina Marie
      • 8 Years Ago
      Paint it pink and if I had the cash flow like that I would buy and drive it. That is what someone who has everything should own. Since I do not have the cash like that in my life, I will sit here and talk about it like the rest of you are doing....smiles...
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