eBay Find of the Day: Look Ma, No Door!

From the outside, it looks like a normal 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII, but with shaved door handles. The reason the handles are gone becomes evident when the window rolls down and the door slides down and under the car, creating a large opening for easy entry and exit. According to the vehicle description at RonSusser.com, the car was created by Joalto Design, Inc. at the behest of FoMoCo execs concerned about the effect the Linc's wide doors had on parking the car in tighter urban environments. This claim, it should be noted, is completely unsubstantiated, so take it with a grain of salt.

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]

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