Five for Friday (X2) – 50 Worst Cars

I like the cars that I have owned over the years.  My first car was a 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix (back when they were still cool).  I’ve also owned a ’66 Chevelle Malibu, a ’60 VW bug (no guts – I was actually passed by a guy on a 10 speed while going uphill), a ’60 Chevy Stepside, several other pickups, and currently drive a Red PT Cruiser with wood paneling (what a poser).

Anyway, when I found these cars, even my worst (a Ford Station Wagon) looked good.

Consider this an early Christmas present – Five for Friday times 2 – this week only – Five becomes Ten.

These were found at Time (and you can see the rest there):

A semi-horseless carriage.  They put a horse head on the front in hopes that it wouldn’t scare real horses.  Umm hm:

The Janus.  Going or coming, it looks the same.  The backseat passengers face backwards and the doors are actually on the front and back rather than the sides.  Weird:

The Octoauto – too many wheels:

The Trident – this one looks like something from the Jetsons.  I kind of like it… for the backyard:

Can’t leave out the Edsel:

Or the Yugo – the world’s first disposable car:

The Pacer.  Isn’t there a basketball team named after it?:

How about an amphibious car? (it leaked):

The Pinto – it doubled as a BBQ if you were ever hit from behind”

The Trabant – the dealer would pay you to take it.

Enjoy!

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6 responses to “Five for Friday (X2) – 50 Worst Cars

  1. The Janus reminds me of my first car, a 1952 Studebaker. It was one of those which way is it going autos. Trouble was it was normally on its way to the repair shop. http://www.SandySays1.wordpress.com

    When it’s on the way to the shop, it doesn’t really matter which way it’s pointing.
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. oh, no! NOT the Pacer! i think it was designed to make us middle aged gals feel svelte!

    From the “What were they thinking?” department. I think you are being generous to use the word “designed.”

  3. Oh, I think the Trident is cute. And the semi-horseless carriage…kinda freaky…real or fake head?

    Umm hmm.
    I believe it was a fake head. Either that or they found a way to recycle messages from the Godfather.

  4. We had an orange Pinto when I was growing up, but my favorite was the car my dad bought off a buddy. It was tan with a huge hornet smoking a cigarette painted on one whole side. And in case you couln’t identify it ‘Smoking Hornet’ was painted above it. Classy 🙂

    Your dad knew how to live – and how to make a statement! That’s what makes life fun for a dad and life miserable for his kids.

  5. I think the Pinto has a bad rap.

    It was truly the first automobile with a built in bar-b-que in the back seat. 🙂

    …and makes great ribs and rump roast.

  6. Oh, the trabant is a famous oldschool car in Poland! 🙂 And it’s made from plastic!! (duroplast)

    It’s cheap, but very desirable in Poland (as an object of worship).. heh… 🙂

    Odd diety… But I’ve seen people worship stranger things.

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