While the backstory may be murky, the car is very real, as are the patents on the door mechanicals RonSusser.com links to in the item description. The Lincoln was actually used as a daily driver by a previous owner and shows 43K on the odometer. It's also worth noting that the magic door only works on the passenger side, so the new buyer's going to have to find someone with the know-how to get the driver's side operational again. As of this writing, the high bid on the car is $10,100, which is still short of the reserve. Follow the jump for a video of the door in action. Assuming the reserve's not outlandish, someone has a shot at driving a real conversation piece. Climbing in through the passenger side will probably get old in a hurry, though.
Thanks for the tip, Spec!
[Sources: RonSusser.com / eBay]