5 Wonderful Cars With Strange Qualities. So in this list, I'll be showing you 5 Wonderful Cars With Strange Qualities
5) Reliant Robin
The Reliant Robin will forever be remembered as the worst three wheeled vehicle ever made.
Founded in 1935 in Tamworth England, it was built as a cheap motoring alternative.
Since it only had 3 wheels it therefore was legally classified as a motorbike in the UK.
Meaning you could drive it with a motorbike licence, and it was cheaper to register and insure.
However due to its unconventional 3 wheel set up of 1 wheel at the front and 2 in the back, it could easily roll over.
This was proved numerous times by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.
However Reliant Robin drivers had a few tricks up their sleeves to help keep the car balanced.
The main one was to put a heavy weight of some kind on the passenger seat.
You'd think Reliant Robins were very dangerous and almost everyone who ever had one had some kind of crash.
But you'd be wrong, they actually class as one of the safest cars in the UK.
Only 0.9% of all Robins are reported being crashed.
This is probably due to drivers driving them extra careful and the fact if you did crash they were so light you could literally roll it back on its wheels.
4) Stout Scarab
In 1935 aircraft engineer William Bushnell Stout invented the mini van.
He called it the Stout Scarab and it was futuristic for its time.
The shape was meant to be as aerodynamic as possible just like aircrafts, and its interior could be arranged to fit any users needs.
It even had a table inside with ambient lighting and thermostatic heating controls.
Essentially this was a living room on wheels.
However all this luxury came at a price, and it was sold for the equivalent of $90,000 in today's money.
Because of its hefty price tag, only 9 were every made.
3) Dodge Viper
The Dodge Viper was all about simplicity, styling and one great big engine.
When the first model rolled off the production line in 1992, it literally came with nothing.
For $50,000 you got a shell and an engine.
You didn't even get exterior door handles or real windows.
The windows were made out of plastic.
But did Viper owners care?
No, because the whole point of the car was to be simple.
However the main talking piece of owning a Viper was its engine.
Now don't get me wrong, the engine itself wasn't particularly well refined but its the fact it was 8 liters that made it sell.
Being able to tell your friends your car has an 8 liter engine was a statement that made it worth $50,000.
While most car makers are looking at way to make their engines smaller but still produce a lot of power, Dodge understood the marketing benefits of having a great big engine.
So as time went on the engine in the Viper didn't get smaller but instead only got bigger.
At the moment you can get a viper with a 8.4 liter engine that can produce 645 bhp.
2) Citroen DS
Citroen has always made cars with a few quirky bits.
However the Citroen DS that came out in 1955 had such a smooth ride it could actually save your life.
In 1962 it became a national hero when it saved the French presidents life.
Rounds ripped through all 4 of the cars tires but due to the cars hydraulic suspension system it was able to adjust and drive away at full speed.
The president was so grateful to the DS that he kept it as his car for the rest of his days in the public eye.
He was even offered a heavily armored version of the DS but he opted to keep the original one that saved his life.
1) Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
The Mercedes Benz 600 Pullman will forever be remembered as the dictators car.
For its time its was a car of luxury and had every conceivable gadget known to man.
But what was really interesting about the car was its over the top hydraulic system.
Almost everything was run via its hydraulics, even the windows.
It had to be kept at 3,200 psi at all times and could only use mineral oil.
This immense pressure meant if you adjusted the variable speed of operation for its windows to max, it could break your arm if you got it trapped.
The car was unnecessary in so many ways but it represented that youre important or even dangerous if you had one.
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