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World's oldest known flying car headed for the auction block?

by Frank Filipponio (RSS feed) on Mar 18th, 2010 at 9:28AM

Going across the block this weekend in Atlanta is a vehicle auction house Red Baron's Antiques is describing as the oldest original flying car in existence. Built in 1934 or 1935 by designer Frank Skroback, this "roadable aircraft" is truly a sight to behold. Looking a bit like a dirigible that's been set up for grand prix racing, it has a seven-foot wingspan and enough wings, stabilizers, ailerons and flaps to supply the whole grid in last weekend's Bahrain GP. Skroback wasn't a car builder or a plane builder. He was actually a retired industrial technician and electrician from... Read More

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