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
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
Thanks to Mike for the tip!