No one will look at this 1990 Mosler Targa (a.k.a. Consulier GTP), read that just 100 examples of the car were built between 1985 and 1993, and still wonder why no more were sold. To put it bluntly: this is one of the ugliest cars ever to turn a wheel in anger. Its ungainly silhouette, parts bin accessories and staggeringly shaped glasshouse all seem to scream, "Buy another car."

Of course, something this ugly ends up being downright intriguing, especially when you learn that all that fugly covers up some pretty serious performance. There's a tuned Chrysler 2.2-liter turbo four-cylinder sitting amidships in the Mosler's carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, and the car was among the first ever production vehicles to employ both CF and Kevlar in the construction of its body panels. The result was an ultra-lightweight car that was wicked-fast for its day. In fact, company owner Warren Mosler once famously offered a bounty for anyone that could pilot a street-legal production car around a track quicker than the GTP, and it (along with the Mosler Intruder and Raptor models it inspired) so dominated One Lap Of America for a period of years in the late '90s that it was eventually banned.

This example on eBay Motors can be found in Florida, and seems to be in remarkably good shape. The car has never been titled, presumably racking up the 11k miles it has on the odo during closed track sessions. There's no Buy It Now price on this ultra-rare, ultra-ghastly Mosler, but we've got to believe that it's worth a lot more than the starting bid of $10,000. Bid with your heart, not with your eyes. Oh, and if seeing the thing isn't enough, scroll down to see a video of the Mosler in action, complete with a bitch'n Journey score.


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      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is what happens when you go to layup fiberglass and your molds are only made out of flat plywood! I keep expecting it to actually have a truck bed behind the 'cab.' I forgot how much the 1980s liked the little leather baggy on the dashboard to hold your stuff. We can engineer a crazy fast car, but we can't build a glove box.
      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Porsche GT meets El Camino = two awesome cars in one!
      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      I got to drive and race a Consulier a few times and I love these cars as a result. Actually, I have a bit of a history with the Consulier. It was not only the first car to make me pay attention to turbo small displacement, but also the first car to teach me about "adding lightness" and how awesome an idea it is, which led me onto Lotus and etc. When I think about it, I owe that ugly bastard for quite a bit. If I had a few extra grand, I'd jump on this example.
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very funky -- the cabin profile reminds me of a Porsche 914.
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 1 Year Ago
      no radio
      summazooma
      • 1 Year Ago
      always intrigued by these cars and the outrageous claims (and wagers) made on it's behalf. looks like the owner also has a Rossion (otherwise known as a U.S.-built Noble), the company also just bought, along with Mosler, by RP High Performance.
      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      Interseting glove box
      ShutoSteve
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly doesn't even begin to describe it. And with 11K miles, and all those cabin squeaks, I wouldn't say it's worth any more than the everyday average Lamborghini Diablo kit car. So, like, $8,000. Which is quite sad, when you think about how expensive it was in the first place. That being said, perhaps it's worth more to others. I personally would never want to be seen in this dustbuster deathtrap.
      Deneway
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a 70's kit car
      KaBoomBOX
      • 1 Year Ago
      These early Moslers were examples of why a car, no matter how great the engineering, needs a designer.
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's kind of awesome.
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