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Photo of the Day: The ConVair Car

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Once in awhile, we like to shake things up a little and give you a Photo of the Day that’s, well, a little out of the ordinary. Hence the flying car image we found on the Lists o’ Plenty WordPress blog (http://listsoplenty.com/blog/?p=11038).

According to the author:

“The ConvAirCar was designed by the American Industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss for the aviation company Consolidated-Vultee. This was a re-engined development of the Model 116, designed by Theodore P. Hall. The ConvAirCar debuted in 1947, and offered one hour of flight and a petrol mileage of 45 miles per gallon. Unfortunately a crash which occurred only 3 weeks after its first flight, and the resulting negative media quickly put any potential investors and customers off the project.”—Jill W. Tallman